Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Treasure Tuesday 3

My treasure for this Tuesday is the time Snuggle Bug and his grandpa (my dad) have had together this past week.

My immediate family lives in another state, many, many hours away from us. Snuggle Bug and I got back to my home state about four times last year, so we visited more frequently than I normally do and it was nice. Still, the time we had with my family was hectic and rushed.

It's been wonderful having my dad, sister, and nephew here, despite the stress of it all, because it's given Snuggle Bug the opportunity for some quality one-on-one time with them. And since it's on his turf, he's his outgoing, playful self around them, rather than feeling overwhelmed by the hordes of relatives he's usually subjected to.

I'm especially thankful for the time Snuggle Bug and my dad have had together. Of all the pictures I've taken of them this past week, this one is my favorite, because it captures the delight they've found in spending time with each other. Snuggle Bug was running around the back patio in his swim diaper, after getting out of the pool, and his grandpa called him over to look at the toys he was carrying around. Because Snuggle Bug is so light, my dad is able to lift him up onto his lap with no assistance.

I have no memories of either of my grandfathers. They both died before I was old enough to know any better and I have no pictures with them. I feel such a sense of loss because of that. I pray that my dad will be around long enough so that Snuggle Bug has a chance to get to know him. In the meantime, I'm taking a lot of pictures of them together as often as I can.

Thank goodness for grandparents and the love they have to offer!

If you've posted a treasure of your own, let me know in my comments and I'll link you here.

1. Faith

2. Chaotic Mom

3. Mom Nancy

4. Carol

5. Tracey

6. Andria

7. Mary Ann

8. Flip Flop Mamma

9. MotherTeacherFriend

10. Children and Cheerios, On the Loose!

11. Sandra

12. Kim from Hiraeth

13. Sandra

14. Kelly


7:22 AM

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

Oh, how precious! Your hippie child Snuggle Bug DOES remind me of my youngest son! Thank you for sharing your treasure this week. I'm glad you're having such a good time visiting with family.

And THANKS for visiting my Tuesday Treasure, too! ;)

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Mom Nancy said...

This is such a wonderful picture and a really nice, nice story! Thank you for sharing it. Grandparents are special.

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At 10:21 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Time is to be treasured, isn't it? And a precious time like this, even moreso.

Thanks for sharing this special memory with us and for your comment on my TT at She Lives.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Tracey said...

I'm happy that they are getting to have a more personal relationship. It is totally different than a long distance one. I did a TT as well, if you want to link it.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger andria said...

THat is sweet. My oldest has a good relationship with my dad, although they don't see each other much. Grandpa surprised him the other day for a quick visit, the first in over a year, and it was like time hadn't passed at all for them.

My link is boymom.blogspot.com.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Faith said...

How sweet. Grandparents are truly a treasure!!!
Thanks for playing along!

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Sherri said...

Thanks for popping by my site...I'll consider your nudge to do a 'treasure tuesday' in the future, but am just crazy busy this week and won't be able to get one up on my site today...but I'll share one with you here..it's my friend Tami...who has been so constant, encouraging and supportive through all the changes in life and who today, knowing it was especially hectic just sent me some gerbra daisies...sweet friends, now that's a treasure!

At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Jenna said...

Mmm. I love watching Nicholas with my Dad. It makes me very... fuzzy inside. I love my Dad and i know he loves my Son. They're gonna have too much fun. ;)

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Heather Smith said...

So cute! I practically grew up at my grandma and grandpa Smith's house. I am my grandpa's girl! I can't imagine not having that time! I'm glad you realize what a treasure it is for Snuggle Bug! Have a good one! (I'll try to get back on the Tuesday Treasure train next week!)

At 1:17 PM, Blogger firstborn said...


thanks for your kind comments on my tt post today...

while i am not a mom, i have, as a speech therapist, worked with children of all ages, as young as 1 week old for several years! and all my siblings (4) have children of their own...i'm like a "second" mom for my nieces and nephews. yes, children can be a handful, but like your blog's name, you get more overwhelmed with joy [than not] when children are in your life...so happy that your snuggle bug brings you and your family great joy.

thank you for sharing.

:) mary ann

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We live far away from both sets of parents, so our kids won't know their grandparents as good as I knew mine.It makes me sad. Thanx for stopping by my blog!

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Catch said...

what a nice picture of your Dad and snugglebug....your Dad looks very happy to have snugglebug on his lap. And who wouldnt be? He is a babydoll!

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks to all you Ladies for your kind comments. They're always much appreciated.

Mom Nancy- thanks for the link. I'm going to try it.

Sherry- I'm with you. Sweet friends are such a treasure! I'll look for your Treasure Tuesday next week. :)

Jenna- does your dad live far away? That's so neat that he and Nicholas are already enjoying time together!

At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soo sweet! I love to watch my kids with their grandparents. My treasure was technically the paradise video except that I added it permanently to my blog. But if you think being K.A.A.D.D. is a treasure then I'm there, dude!

At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Jenna said...

My parents live two hours away; not TOO far but too far for them to spend as much time together as I'd like.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Sandra said...

That is just too sweet, loved it :) Mine is up too :)

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Cheerios- recognizing that it's okay to be K.A.A.D.D. and that you're not alone is the true treasure! :)

Jenna- Oronzo's parents live 2 hours from us, but it seems like we see them all the time, probably because they like coming our way a lot. They have 3 grandchildren (including Snuggle Bug) that live here, so they come frequently to spoil them. It's nice. It's only my parents that live far, far away.

Sandra- I really liked your treasure!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a wonderful treasure!

You have a very warm, welcoming blog!


Thanks for visiting my TT--I'm glad to have found you!

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

What a tender moment between a grandfather/grandson you caught on film! That needs to be blown up and framed!

I didn't have time to do a treasure Tuesday - but since yesterday was my hubby's bday I'll say that he's my treasure!

At 6:25 AM, Blogger Woman Wonders said...

I LOVE this treasurse!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!


The Woman Wonders


At 3:00 PM, Blogger Jess said...

I love reading your blog & jsut recently found it. You keep me hanging on with your "It Wasn't Supposed to Happen This Way" lifestory series. WHEW!!! And beautifully written! Congrats on your anniversary, too. What a goegeous wedding ceremony. I'd take that "compromise" any day!! I'd love to join your Treasure Tuesday,and am wondering what I need to do other than post a treasured moment on Tuesday. I'd love to hear from you!!
~Jess http://www.omamamia.com

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Karla said...

Okay, you're going to get bombarded by my comments, because I'm catching up all your posts that have come into my Web Reader. =)
But I just have to say: Oh my goodness! That is SUCH a cute picture!
Your Snuggle Bug is a cutey & the look on your dad's face! Priceless! =)


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