This is my Granny, Mary Grey Nichols, my true source of inspiration. She fiercely and protectively loved a handful of people in her lifetime- my Daddy, Grandaddy, and her 3 grandchildren. And I am the same way, sometimes to a fault.
Rumor is, Grandaddy was dating Ava Gardner and broke things off with her after meeting Granny. I can see why. Isn't she beautiful?
On days like today I am reminded of her gift of time. She was never too busy for us- we were always a priority.
I'm sharing this as a reminder to myself that time is a gift. Work (and sleep) can be done later. As I sit in a rocking chair, long after bedtime, and stare at my sleeping 20 month old, who has decided my lap is the only place she will sleep tonight, I am thankful. My sweet Charlotte Grey, named after her beautiful great Grandmother, Mary Grey, asleep in my arms. I have much to learn, but I had the best teacher.
"If there ever was a picture of love, she was." ❤️