Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"WAY, WAY More than you know..."

This past weekend, we said goodbye to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It will be a memory I will not soon forget. Being in that musical filled me with such joy....unlike anything else I have ever done. To be able to play dressup, sing and dance and act crazy was right up my alley. The grandkids weren't too sure about me being their Grandma when I was in my stage makeup and costume. Instead of running up into my arms with their ususal, excited "Grandma!", it was more like....grandma, could that be you?
All of this singing and dancing and playing dressup aside, I missed my Grandbabies. I know how very blessed I am to have them so near, and I can not imagine the grandparents who do not get to spend much time with their grandbabies. I do have the gift of having them near. BUT, life got busy and I missed them! I wasn't able to see them and have them come over to play much the past 2 months. SOOO, on one of my first nights at home, what did I do? I picked them up and brought them to our place for some playing in the snow, wrestling with the puppy time, and WE HAD a Ball! Crazy woman? Crazy in love with these babies! What blessings they are to me.
In the words of Marianne Richmond in her book,
"I Love You So..."
"I love you."
"How much?"
"So much."
"How much is 'so'?"
"WAY, WAY More than you know..."

"I love you as BRILLIANT as each sparkling star,
and as WAY OUT as space, I love you THAT far.
I love you as GIGANTIC as a great lion's roar,
and as DEEP as the ocean, I love you MUCH more.
"That IS a lot," you say, "but WHERE did love come from to be in your heart?"
YOU put it there, really, when you and I met. And I knew for certain WITHOUT you I'd fret.

From MY HEAD to my TOES, I was feeling inside, a devotion for you SO DEEP and SO WIDE.
And now, it's ENORMOUS and wonderfully real, and hard to describe HOW MUCH I FEEL.
I love you as AWESOME as a thunder sky, and as SOARING as mountains, I love you THAT high.

I love you as SILLY as a puppy dog's kiss, and as QUIET as midnight.
I love you like THIS.
I love you being NICE,
and when you're CRANKY too.
I love you without liking the NAUGHTY things you do.
My 'love you' DOESN'T change like the temper of the days.
It's a CERTAIN kind of thing in many DIFFERENT ways.
I love you NEAR or FAR.
I love you HIGH or LOW.
My love is there with you WHEREVER you may go.

I CAN'T Imagine life before YOU came there singing senseless, no MEANING to my song.
Call it MEANT TO BE or simply blessed fate, you with my heart with LOVE...and for THAT I celebrate.

"I love you."
"How much?"
"SO much."
"How much is 'so'?
"WAY, WAY MORE than you know..."

1 comment:

Annie said...

How much fun indeed!!!