Monday, March 6, 2017

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a little chap...

....who took a three hour nap!

I am typing this in Portland, Oregon, where I am having a super time with my little grandson, Ransom William, and his parents, Ryan and Laura (my daughter).

Here are two of them waiting for me to unboard (deboard) the airplane Saturday.

Ransom is a good looking four-month-old, huh?
And his father is good looking, too.

And Ransom went right to his Grammy first thing...
Well, he didn't have a choice.
 So I babysat my grandson Sunday morning (church is in the evening), so Laura and Ryan could go on a 'brunch date'.  Before they left they put him down for a nap, thinking he would nap maybe an hour or less - then I could have some happy time, just he and I. I had the baby monitor on, but not trusting it, I would go check on the little fella every 15 minutes, to make sure he was still breathing.
I texted L&R asking if I should wake him up. "No, just let him sleep."

Three hours!

I, of course, thought about Gilligan's Island - and how they went on a three hour tour.
When I told Laura that Ransom had a three hour nap, she started singing the Gilligan's Island song - so we were on the same wavelength.

If you have nothing else to do you can watch this and sing along...

Sometimes I start writing on this blog and it takes on a life of its own.
I mean, Ransom looks nothing like Gilligan, or the Skipper, but they all make me smile.
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On a different note, we went to the Bridgetown Church last night in downtown Portland.

In the parking lot we saw a Texas license tag, which made me feel at home.

Here is the message being preached (taught, delivered)...
The pastor started a sermon series about dealing with your (our) 'issues' (my term).
Last night's first sermon was about dealing with your past, particularly your family of origin.
And there was  Laura sitting with me, a major part of her family of origin.
Interesting!!

Ah, but it was good.

And back in the car on the way home, Laura said she had a good family of origin.
So I felt good.
(Though very aware than I am not perfect.)



Really, it was a great message. 
And every Thursday night Ryan, Laura, and even Ransom go to a small group to discuss the message, and the book they're all reading about the topic. A year ago this very month I was here, and I went to that small group, and loved it. 
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I'll close with a few pictures ...

I hope you are having a good start to the week.
I certainly am.

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