What a wonderful time we all had this weekend just being together! But I can assure you that there was one little girl who loved her time with Grandpa more than anyone else. After not being able to see Grandpa for almost 3 weeks, Natalie was counting down the minutes until we were going to Grandma and Grandpa's house. She changed into clean clothes, she scrubbed her hands, and though she was reluctant, she wore the hospital mask...all so that she could snuggle with Grandpa (and do one of her favorite things: play on his iPhone!):
When it was time for dinner, she said, "I don't want to eat. I'd rather stay here with Grandpa." And it wasn't until I assured her that Grandpa was getting up to eat too, that she came to the table. We all sat down and Grandpa came over to complete our circle, as we held hands to pray. As soon as he grabbed her hand to pray, Natalie looked up at him and said, "I love you Grandpa." It was the most innocent, unsolicited, genuine statement of affection. And it left not a dry eye around that table!
There are many things that Natalie loves, but one thing is for sure: She is a little girl who absolutely loves and adores her Grandpa!