Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Show & Tell | Groundhog Day

When reading through the prompts when Andrea first released the list for Show & Tell I didn't give it too much thought when I read today's topic.
But once I sat down to write, it was a different story.
The idea is to write about your favorite day. The one you would relive over and over again (like Groundhog Day) if you had the chance.
Thing is, I have a few days at least that I would relive in a heartbeat!

Like our wedding day,
or the day X was born,
or my final days of high school, or the national cheerleading competition that I competed in my freshman year.
Any of those days I would relive.
They are all truly amazing times!

But as I write this I find myself being a tad bit selfish in the day I would want to relive.
It is a day before X.
Before Mic. Before high school.
And it honestly isn't a specific day.

As a kid I spent my summers, mornings, and sometimes afternoons at my grandparents house.
While my parents worked my brother and I were fed, played with, and entertained by my grandma.
Something so simple as doing dishes, playing Monopoly or Yahtzee, or mixing up a bowl of frosting were beyond fun because I was doing it with my grandma.
So what day would I relive as my groundhog day?
Let's go with a summer day, when I was about 10 years old.
It would be a day where my grandma is sitting on the back patio watching my brother and I play on the slip-n-slide.
A day where there is a container of sun tea sitting on the hot cement brewing to perfection.
A day where I didn't have a care in the world, or want to be anywhere else than exactly where I was.
A day spent at my Grandma Cook's house :)

As I am in a full blown ugly cry I realize I have no photos to post of me and my grandma :(
I didn't realize this post was going to go this way before I started typing.
Not sure that I actually have any at my house either.
Either way, my grandma was so much fun and I would love to relive a day with her.

Unfortunately, she passed away when I was a junior in high school so Mic and X never got to meet one of the amazing women who helped shape and mold me into the person I am today.
I pray every day that I can be half the grandma (someday) that see was to me :)

What day in your life would you choose to relive over and over again?

Andrea @ Momfessionals


  1. This is so sweet it made me tear up too. Your memories took me back to those days with my Grandma and tea brewing in the sun. Weren't slip and slides the best?!

  2. This is an absolutely awesome post!! What wonderful memories and a tribute to your grandmother!!

  3. Awww love this. That sounds like a really special time to get to relive. And also what a wonderful piece of writing in honor of her :-)

  4. So sweet! I love what you chose. I don't know if I could pick just one day. There are so many days that I am so thankful I experienced.

  5. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing! I am BLESSED that one of my grandmothers is still alive (my Oma) an I treasure time I get to spend with her. Thanks again, girly!


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