I live to grow flowers. I am also glad that I have lived long enough to find the best gardening
partner I could ever have wished for.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Paxton was born in June of 1985. I went down to stay with Charlotte to take care of her and the baby boy. At least we hoped it would be a boy. She wanted him to be born on my birthday, went to the hospital but he was of a different mind. She came home, went back on June 8th. We were thrilled. After 2 girls we have a boy. Every time I changed his diaper I got showered and the curtains were sprayed. Jacquie (sister now 5) was very quite about this to me. She went to her other grandmother and told her she wanted a water hose like Paxton had. From time to time I kept Paxton through the years for Mama and Daddy and enjoyed him very much. I think I hold a special spot in Paxton's heart. He has never missed a Christmas or birthday giving me a gift. Charlotte taught her children to buy Grandmothers a gift. They used one half of their money and she paid half. As a little one Paxton hated to go to bed. Some how he took a rail out of his bed at a very young age. I was there one night baby sitting the 3 children. I told Paxton it was night night time. He took my face in both his little hands and said " No night night mam mam No night night." He looked so sad I did not have the heart to put him in the bed. In 1996 I left a bad marriage and moved in with Charlotte and Don and worked for them. Paxton was older then . I drove him where ever he had to go. He always waited until the last minute to be ready. I told him he would be late one day. His big thing was " Don't worry about it Granny." He got his own car he could drive himself. I was always down stairs to tell goodbye, at home in the afternoon to say welcome home. He is all grown up now living in Dallas with his wonderful wife. I wonder if he tells her "Don't worry about it." Happy Birthday Paxton. You made a fine young man. Glad I don't have to worry about you.
Children are like gardens they need a lot of TLC to grow. I like to think I did my part to help him grow up to be the fine young man he is today. Love you and I am proud of you. Granny