Yesterday we had a great visit from my step-daughter, her husband and our two granddaughters, Ava (7 1/2) and Juliette (2 1/2). We were prepared with a box of doughnuts for them, and, once they inhaled a few of them, they were off and running.
They both love animals, so they lavished their attentions on our two “big” cats, Plumpy and Tinker. Fortunately, though a bit nervous, the cats were gracious and allowed the petting and sweet words. The other three cats, Pookie, Nala and Bailey, scurried upstairs to hide.
Earlier in the year, I taught Ava how to make earrings. Since I inherited all of my mother’s beads and supplies, I was able to give her plenty of material to work with. She took to making earrings as if she had been making them for years. Even her color combinations are wonderful.
Her mother told me that she is going to have a booth at the next fair in her town to sell her earrings. Ava even came up with her “company” name for her business; “Shine and Glow.” The “glow” part is an homage to my late mother, “Glo,” who made beautiful jewelry. I was deeply touched that Ava chose to honor my mother in this way.
Life is a funny thing; you can’t see around the corners, and you can’t know if any of those corners are good or bad. I never thought that I would live the life I am now living. And as sure as little girls love doughnuts, I love those little girls.