It has been a number of years ago, but one of the unforgettable vacations that came to mind was, when we went camping in the Summer of 2004.
This time was much different than any other time. I had the most precious load in the motor home, my granddaughters. Now two of them were my daughters that were born to be grandchildren but ended up with us adopting them. Oh, but the other two were my Mandy's little girls. Everyone was so excited to be going camping. We had not put in the pool yet, so it was going to be fun to play in the water.
|The famous bike|
Equipped with training wheels, Shelby takes off and has a great time. That is until she realized that the road started going downhill. At this moment in time, I look up and there she is flying! ( I know not really flying, but to this Nana is seemed like it) What is a Nana to do, but start running for all I am worth. Just as she is not sure what to do, she hits the piece of concrete. You know the kind, the ones that keep the car from going any further in a parking space. Oh, yes that kind. Well, she hits the curb thing and flys over the handlebars.
Now at this time, my mind and heart are racing. What am I going to tell Mandy and Bob? Will they ever trust me with their children again? What if she is really hurt, where do I take her? Where are the other girls at this time?
I tell you now, that the Lord certainly has me covered with a lot of insurance! At the very moment that Shelby decides she wants to fly over the handles, the Lord already had a nurse on hand. I am not kidding. The campsite that Shelby decided to visit had a lovely lady that turned out to be a NURSE. She took over and examined Shelby and pronounced her okay. She did come away with some scratches, but noting earth shattering. So with a popsicle in hand and me pushing the bike home, I had to decide how much to tell Mandy. Trust me when she reads this, I will get a call. Because, I chose not to tell her just how scared I was, when I called.
|Our little Shelby|
|Our Shelby and Lacey|
|Shelby, Lacey going shopping for pine cones|
|Caitlin is not sure of the water|
|Gabrielle and Alexis enjoying the water|
|Is she just the cutest?|
|This will be as far as I go|
|Right before the famous ride|
Now years later , I can look back at this and say it has a deep place in my memory. I always look forward to the month of June. I load my car and head out to get my precious load again. But these summers, we stay home and enjoy the pool.