Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Josh - Our Youngest Grandchild
Josh is our actor, speaker, singer and is quite comfortable in front of a crowd (I knew this when I heard him give his report on grandparents day in the second grade!). Josh also swims on the swim team and is an avid reader. As long as I can remember Josh has wanted to help me cook - even if it meant only cracking an egg. He also takes an interest in our garden and my flowers.
Last summer (2009) will always stand out in my memory as a very fun time with Josh. Eddie and I had planned to travel out west in June and had mentioned to our grandchildren that we would love for them to go if their schedule permitted. It seemed at the time that they all had busy summers planned so we sort of forgot about it. About 9 o'clock the night before we were to leave, Eddie thought he better call Josh to see if he wanted to go (everyone else was busy at camp, etc.). About an hour later, Josh was at our house with his bags packed ready to go - thanks to a mom who got his things together rather quickly.
Very early the next morning, Eddie, Josh, Tigger and I began our trip to Durango, Colorado. Josh and Tigger have a very special bond - they happen to love each other. They were both excellent travelers - you have to be if you are going out west with Eddie because he drives, drives and drives!!! We reached our destination the following day.
We ate great food and saw beautiful scenery. Two of Josh's favorite activities, I think, were the Chuck Wagon Dinner Theater and the train ride from Durango to Silverton. Tigger and I drove to Silverton to get Josh and Eddie after the train ride. (I had ridden the train before and they didn't allow four legged creatures even if they think they are one of us.) The picture on this post was taken in Silverton, Colorado after the train ride.
Josh was a real trooper on this trip. He was easy to please and a joy to have along. Memories were made that won't soon be forgotten.
I can't wait to see how God will use Josh with all the talent He has given him. Josh is special and uniqe as are Kaylee, Kam and Case. I am so glad God has shared each of you with us. You are a blessing!