Saturday, February 25, 2006

Timewarp

This is my 18 yr old son and his girlfriend. They have been "going out" for more than a year, and were friends for a couple of years before that. Last week T joined us for our family walk, as she has a few times. As we walked along behind them, we couldnt help but see ourselves at that age. From behind, they even look like we did back then. Both so serious about their love and loyalties. Watching them holding hands, her sharing in Andrews grieving, being there for him. It was like following ouselves through a time warp. We walked along a few feet behind them, still holding hands ourselves.



On Monday night Keith, Carol and I went out for a meal at the Greek restraunt. This photo was taken on Carols phone. We had the place almost to ourselves. Apparently, not many people in Maple Ridge Eat Greek food at 5.30 on a Monday! The food was delicious and we all pigged out and had a few good laughs. We have a running joke now about the three of us being seen all over town together. We wonder what do people think when they see Keith and his two wives!

When we got home, Heidi called out "MOM! Come to my room !" She was pretty excited about something. Her eyes were sparkling and lit up with joy. When I opened her door, I saw that she had arranged most of her significant TY bear collection on her bed. They usually sit on shelves, as she doesnt like them to be handled. They are collectables you know! Most of these stuffies have been bought with her paper route and birthday money, over the past three years.
Many girls her age or younger, are spending their cash on make-up, clothes, CDs etc. There arent too many 15 year-olds out there that are so innocent. That's saying something since she has two big brothers. Heidi says she likes being a kid and wants to enjoy it as long as possible.

Tonight all three of our kids are going to the SNOW BALL. A formal dance, meaning long gown for Heidi and suits for the boys. This year it is being held on a boat. They will be cruising around the harbour on a party boat. It makes me so happy that my kids are friends and want to go to this event together. They may have their disputes at times, but when they do things like this, willing to hang out together, It makes me really happy. We always encouraged their friendship. When they grow up and grow away from childhood friends, they will still have eachother. I know for myself, how much my relationship with my own sisters means to me. And it gives me peace of mind to know that when I am long gone, they will be there for each other.

14 comments:

John said...

Very nice post Susan, It's amazing how fast the time goes by. Seems just yesterday we were all teens in love doesn't it? I was telling my kids on our recent trip to Florida that they ought to knock off the fighting between themselves because they should be best friends in the future... But sibling rivalry never ends either...

Joe Cowboy Poet said...

What a beautiful thing to be witness to, the repetition of young love such as yours was and allowing and nurturing it as both you and Keith have. Those are some pretty lucky young men and young ladies.

Keep smilin' and keep lovin'

Ms. Vickie said...

Susan, You have special children and are very blessed to witness the love they share among themselves.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :)

Dick said...

Enjoy your kids while they are still at home. We really do want them to sprout their own wings and move on to lives of their own but it is truly a bittersweat break. Take lots of photos while they are around.

I have a question for you on your blog. I know you are in Canada but there is a US flag at the bottom of each of your posts. I am wondering why it isn't a Canadian flag? Maybe this has been explained in an earlier post that I've not found, but I kind of do wonder.

oopseedaisee said...

Dick,
I did not realize that you saw an American flag. I am aghast!!! I view a canadian flag. Weird! It must alter to whatever country of origin the viewer is from. Ill have to do something about that soon. I like Americans but being Canadian, It was the old Maple Leaf I wanted to show there , not Old Glory!
Thanks for pointing that out to me.

Bobbie said...

That's a nice collection of TY bears. No wonder Heidi is proud of them.

Hope the young ones have fun at the dance. It's great when siblings are friends. My two sisters are my best friends.

Have a good weekend and hope we don't get an accumulation of snow!

Fred said...

I agree with the others, it was a great post. When I see my daughters date young lads, I often think back to those awkward days when I was in high school. I also remember meeting the fathers, and being afraid of them. I hope the young men are also afraid of me.

I've also seen an American flag beneath every post, too. I've always wondered what that was for.

Have a great weekend.

mom said...

lovely post Susan, yes it must be strange watching A and T dating. Where have the years gone? Kids pics are lovely, hope it was a wonderful evening for all.

deni said...

That is so cute about the bears, 15 year olds are funny, as much as Boo loves make up and clothes, she still has a lot of little girl in her.

40spoet said...

these times will be looked back upon as so special. enjoy them now, and make beautiful memories. beautifully written, brings a tear to my eye.

Jona said...

I think it's lovely that Heidi doesn't want to rush growing up! And she has a beautiful collection there :o)

Impressed to hear of Binzen's obedience!

Also got to smile over discovering that the question mark I see at the end of each post, is supposed to be a flag ;o)

David said...

Dang that is a LOT of bears. Glad you all had a good time at the restaurant and yes I remember those times we use to walk and hold hands. I have forgotten how that feels.

ellen said...

Clearly, you've raised some very wholesome kids, which is a real feather in your cap as parents. Great job.

chosha said...

She has the makings for an awesome teddy bears' picnic there. :)