January 19th theme is Sweet! The obvious picture would be of a dessert of some kind or a pile of sugar. Instead I decided to put up my favorite precious picture of my kids. It was taken a few years ago (12 1/2 years actually). But it’s just the sweetest thing ever.
That is sweet but this is sweeter:
We were meeting my parents to let them take Michael to spend a couple of weeks with them one summer (probably 1998ish). Lauren just grabbed him and planted one right on him. I can’t believe we actually had the camera on them and captured the moment.
The January 20th theme is Someone You Love. I could actually use the same picture for that. Or I could put a picture of me and the hubs. I could also put a picture of Faith. But I’ve used pictures of them for different days already. So I have decided to post a picture of my Papaw.
It’s not a very good one. It’s a cell phone picture of a polaroid picture. So, that explains the quality. But this is my Papaw – Melvin Hughes. He died in 1986. But I find myself missing him just as much today as I did then. He was fun and loving. He was just my best buddy. If I wrote 1000 words about him it could never explain just how special he was to me when I was growing up. He and my Mamaw (I don’t have a picture of her handy) were just the best grandparents. I spent practically every weekend with them. I remember in 1977 (I think) when we had a blizzard in Ohio I was so upset that I couldn’t go stay with them. The roads were bad. The snow was unreal. But I talked to him on the phone and he said he would come and get me. Of course I see now that would have been a bad idea (as my parents told me then) but I have never forgotten that. He and my Mamaw are together in Heaven once again – along with many special people in my life. But when he died I was sure my heart would fall out of my chest into a trillion little pieces. I love you, Papaw!
I’m also going to use this post as my Flashback Friday entry since all of these pictures are flashback pics.