Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge- "With Someone"


September is "with someone" month - that means you must include someone else in your self portrait. Someone meaningful to your life or to the moment or to a specific event that you wish to document. Do you have a special relationship with someone?Is there someone in your life that makes you feel as if your life is the pinnacle of living?How do you feel when this person walks in to the room?

My Grandbaby

I was told I would never see my children graduate high school, much less get married and have children. I have been given the gift of time and every time I look into these eyes I remember the value of each moment in my life. When he visits I am in his face and constantly kissing, touching, talking and holding him. I need him to remember me, and as I write in my blog it is him I am writing for. My heart fills with such joy when I see him that I'm sure he feels my soul touching his. It's not about how often I see him or what I can't do with him, but I'm alive to love him. Our connection is fierce and will extend beyond time. I love you TK!

30 comments:

gaysknits said...

grandchildren are a breath of fresh air!

Deb R said...

He has the most beautiful eyes!

Susannah said...

Tammy, love, your words have really touched my heart today - TK is a lucky boy to have you as his grams... your powerful love for him is tangible x

pepektheassassin said...

You have inspired me again (to try the self portrait challenge). You don't know how beautiful YOU are! (He is beautiful, too. How could he not be?)

melba said...

In the middle of the night I heard this noise and then my mind started to wander and I was thinking about how much I want to see my children grow up and I asked "is this my destiny?" and I knew, I know it is. Both my grandmothers are alive 88 and 94 and I feel like wow they have seen so much what a gift to be alive right now!

Tabor said...

My little guy has now reached the age where he only want mom or dad. I frustrate him with my intensive attention and it only after he has been with me most of the day that he will let me hold him.

Turquoise CRO said...

awwwwWWWWWW! How SWEET you TWO look together!!! I can seeeeee the JOY and LOVE you two share! TK will never forget YOU sweet Tammy!!! Now I know why they call them GRANDchild!(i don't have one yet!) XO ps. i want to reach thru the screen and HUG TK!!! lol he is soooooo ADORABLE!!! phew!

Helen said...

I understand your feelings Tammy! My love for my
grandchildren is beyond anything I thought I could experience. He is beautiful and I see you with him and I see that miracles do happen.

acumamakiki said...

What a delicious gift your grandbaby is!

beccabee2005 said...

What a gift you are for each other! He will always feel your love and protection in his heart.
I'm so happy you have him in your life!

Star said...

A winning combination. He's so lucky to have you for a grandma, Tammy.

Bedazzzled1 said...

His eyes are mesermizing and as beautiful as yours, Tammy.

Yes, your love will transcend the boundaries of time.

I am so happy for you and for him. What do you bet he will ultimately be your kindred spirit?

Love you~
Nikki

betty said...

oh my gosh, he is beautiful and so happy! He loves his grandmother (or whatever he calls you). He's also grown up so much since the last picture I saw of him.

Tabor said...

Thanks for reminding me of the wedding pics. I would have missed them as I just try to catch up with everyone's most recent entries. Such a lovely wedding, you done good.

Jolene said...

TK really is such a lucky boy, what a wonderful thing for him to carry with him. Your words are beautiful!

Hugs,

Jolene

Living Part Deux said...

All of life is wrapped right up in that picture, and your words that will be warm blankets forever. The music accompaniement - Kenny Rogers - was almost more than I could hold. I'm filled up.

Amber said...

Aw, lovely. I am happy for you. And him. :)

:)

doc-t said...

Wonderful... Simple as that...

You not only see your grandchildren. You are holding and loving them...

I'm smiling for you...

tinker said...

This photo of you and your little grandson is beautiful; it shines bright with the love you two have for one another.
Being a mom may be wonderful but being a grandma is priceless!

girlfriday said...

love the cuddling! isn't it great to have a small body to hug.

tinker said...

BTW, All of your combined family is Beautiful!
I've loved looking at the photos of Dave's family & your daughter & her new mate - just lovely!

Ruth said...

Hi just stopping by after reading a comment you left on another blog. Gorgeous wee bubby.
Love your blog heading 'Every day is a gift! Even the crappy ones!'Can I borrow that for a future post?

paris parfait said...

He is so precious and adorable! No wonder you're such a proud gran! And your piece - and your blog - are wonderful tributes to the little cherub. He's blessed to have you for a grandmother, just as much as you're blessed to have him as a grandson. Beautiful post!xo

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful that you are doing this blog for TK. Back it up for that someday when it is one of his greatest treasures....the internet is unpredictable so I think it would be a good idea.

I love that you take so many pictures of you...words,pictures,voice....these are the things that we treasure as a legacy.

I am glad that you have gotten to spend so much time with the ones that you love.

-thebluestbutterfly
http://coffeehobby.blogspot.com
(commenting like this due to Beta Blogger)

Jeremy Stockwell said...

So precious! Thanks for sharing.

Georgia said...

Tammy, you always give me something to look forward to when I get online:) I love reading you blogs. They inspire me every time.

xoxox

Kim Carney said...

You are a complete inspiration, not only in your courage but your ability to gently reminds us all to treasure our gifts, our live, our blessings. I am so glad that you are documenting this for TK, but also sharing with us. xoxo KIM

pepektheassassin said...

I remember 2,996 links to ny blog?

pepektheassassin said...

this only posted half my thing! What I'd like to know is how to put one of those 2996 links on my blog? :)

DEREK said...

He's got so much of you in him.