My most treasured heirlooms are sweet memories with my family, especially my grandson, Ellis Job.

Memories bring a warm glow to my soul.

This past week has been a blessing .

Feeding the ducks in the warmth of the sun.
Feeding the ducks in the warmth of the sun.

My husband (Pappy) and I (Nonnie), had the opportunity to keep our almost three-year-old grandson for an entire week. This isn’t the first time, but I have to say, the most memorable, so far. Although we both still worked all week, I have the pleasure of working from home. I must say, my schedule was a bit busier but so worth it.

Somehow, we managed to fill each day with fun and play, as well as visiting the local park to feed the ducks.

Just as the sun was beginning to set, the rays beamed from behind the trees in our direction. I purposely decided not to take my camera because I wanted to focus solely on Ellis. This was our last night with him before traveling eight hours back to be home with his parents.  After seeing so much warmth in the moment, I pulled out my cell phone and began to snap some shots.

Pappy and Ellis walk hand-in-hand.
Pappy and Ellis walk hand-in-hand.

I love everything about this moment. This was a Pappy-Ellis moment. I have many moments with him that brings a smile to my face, but watching him with my husband brings warmth to my heart. The sun behind us casts a shadow of all three of us. How warm is that? The memorable moment is shadowed by the warmth of the sun.

As the sun sets, all I can think of are the warm memories made with Ellis Job.
As the sun sets, all I can think of are the warm memories made with Ellis Job.

That moment had come when we knew it was time to go. We packed up the empty bags of bread slices and popcorn and walked toward the car. The drive home was beautiful in so many ways. Listening to a toddler talk is so illuminating with the many thoughts and questions of why. “Why?” has become his favorite word and I love that.

As I looked out the window, the warm sun glowed in a distance as it set for the night. Once again, I pulled out my cell phone and snapped a shot. What a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Some memories are unforgettable. This memory will forever remain vivid and heart-warming as time goes by.


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16 thoughts on “Warmth

  1. Aaawww…your post warmed my heart, too. 🙂


    1. Ha Ha! Warmth warmed your heart! Good one. I’m smiling! 🙂

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  2. The warmth is received. Loved this post and it reminds us what is truly important in this life; creating memories and enjoying the moments that cannot be duplicated. Love the post!


  3. Enjoy every moment, because he will be grown before you know it. So happy you had that time with him.

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    1. Oh, how I know it. He is growing so fast. I remember wondering last year what his personality would be like as he gets older….and he definitely has a vibrant personality. Love this little guy! Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂


  4. Beautiful memories and I’m so glad that you did decide to snap a few pictures and capture such precious moments that will simply never be relived for that particular time🙂 We all get older everyday and lil Ellis is too, not to mention nonnie and pappy👀 What a beautiful day it was for your special outting😬❤️🎈 Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It was a beautiful day. He is getting older, and yes….so is Nonnie! ha ha. I am so glad I decided to take a few pics. It made a beautiful keepsake memory. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Shandra. I’m a little partial…He is a cutie! 🙂

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  5. What a beautiful moment to capture.

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    1. Thanks Stephanae! It was a beautiful moment. I had no idea being a grandparent could be so awesome! 🙂

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      1. I hear you Laura, and please you can call me Steph. My grandson turned 3 in January and I’m so enjoying watching his personality develop. Have a great day! 😀

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        1. It’s amazing, isn’t it? To just watch them learn and grow into their own little person… Thanks so much! 🙂

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  6. You capture Warmth perfectly! Beautiful photos.! Thank you:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! I really appreciate your comments! 🙂

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