This is a quick note to remind all of us, especially myself, how important it is to let family know you love them and to be there for them.
This weekend, I found out my grandson, the one I raised from a baby, was involved in weight lifting competition.
I knew he was in to exercise and eating healthy, but I didn’t know he was into weight lifting. I found out because he was upset he was unable to get the night off before his competition.
I asked what competition and he told me he was competing in the Ironman Competition. I questioned him further and found out he didn’t want to interrupt what I was doing to come out to support him.
I felt bad and had to let him know, he was more important to me. That he needed to let me his competition dates and we could work around what I was doing so I could support him as well as do the things I had set in motion.
Those who know me, know I am not into sports. I raised four boys and they all played sports. I made it my business to be there for their practices and for their games. When I took on the responsibility of my grandson, I did the same for him.
Somehow, he got it into his head, because he was an adult, I would not be interested in attending his activities. I had to let him know I still would be there for him regardless of his age.
I believe because my grandson’s parents were not there for him, he felt now that he was an adult, maybe I no longer felt the need to be there either. He didn’t say that and he denied it when I asked, but I wonder.
At any rate, I was there all day. I didn’t fully understand everything taking place, but I could tell he was happy I was there. After the event, he let me interview him and took me out for Chinese food. I enjoyed spending time with him and watching him compete.
I tell this to you, because I don’t want any of you to miss out on spending quality time with your family. Our dreams are important, but family means more. This turned out to be a great day for me and I hope for my grandson as well.
Until next time, take care. lw