Saturday, April 18, 2009

an ode to granny

There once was a lady named Granny.
Her knack for caring uncanny.
She fed me and snuggled.

She never got muddled,
and always cleaned my fanny.

Granny came and stayed for three weeks.
She accomplished many feats.
The house was a wreck.
She saved mommy's neck.
And when he was scared, she snuggled Deac.

Today she had to go home.
I'm very sad that she's gone.
I hope she comes soon,
and sings me a tune.
I'll ask grandaddy to put her on loan.

Granny helps me in all of her ways.
I love the time that she stays.
But have no fear!
Granny is here
e-ver-y Thursday and Friday.

Thanks for all your help, Granny.
We love you.

Jonah (and mommy and daddy)


Jane said...

So special Patrice, I know she has been a big help. So glad you are having people come in, you need all the help you can get. It is a challenge with a healthy newborn, so I know you don't have time to do house chores. Loved the picture and Jonah looks like he is getting longer for sure. Continuing praying without ceasing for all of you, especially sweet, adorable Jonah. Hope you have a great week-end and enjoy getting outside.

jewelrylady said...

What a cute poem! That's wonderful that Granny was able to stay and help you guys....and I know she loved her time with your little prince!

Continuing to pray for you guys and asking God to surround you with His Love & Healing!

Tracy said...

What a cute poem! Wonderful that you had Granny to help

brightleigh said...

Applause Applause to Debbie! I know she is great to you guys! I fell in love with her when we visited! What a wonderful tribute to a special person! I know you will miss her when she is not there Patrice! Good job on the poem. I really think writing childrens books could be your forte. Hugs to Jonah and to you guys too!

Much love and prayer,

Wanda Wilkinson said...

I bet Granny is sad she is gone too...what an adorable poem & I know she feels honored.

Prayers continuing to go up for Jonah, you & Matt..Jonah is growing.......his chubby cheeks are sweet.

Enjoy your weekend with you men...

Extra prayers for strength & endurance next week..

hugs & kisses

Heather said...

What would we do without Grandma's? They are always such a big help. Love the poem. Love the pictures of Jonah, as always! Praying for Jonah!

RLR said...

What a fun tribute to Granny!

Jo said...

Very sweet. Am I the only one that noticed that Jonah's eyes look the very same color as Granny's in the pictures? :D

jensoup said...

just a thought for Gabes b-day...get plain blue balloons and write messages on them from each of you,and maybe other family members..or sign there names on them and let them go from "his spot".

Just'N Angel said...

Precious! She has the most beautiful eyes. I loved the pictures and I know that Jonah is a very, very loved boy.

Leanne said...

Patrice, you are SO stinkin' funny! What a GREAT poem - I'm sure your mom loved it.

Praying for you...
Leanne in GA said...

GREAT poem!!!!!! I am sure she loved that!

Anonymous said...

Patrice....I love that little guy! Praying for all of you daily..

Kelli said...

Grannies are beautiful gifts!!

Sandy said...

Oh so sweet!!!!

Angie said...

I am not sure how I came across your blog, but I've been reading for a few weeks and I'm praying for your precious little boy. I was reading your problems regarding stains, and I don't know if this will help you, but it has worked for me on some tough stains. Someone told me to make a paste out of water and Cascade Powder Dishwasher Detergent. I did that and rubbed in on the stain and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Before I threw it in the washer, I added some Zout and Shout (just for good measure, HA!) and washed it twice. That trick has taken several stains out that have been washed and dried and set in pretty good. Hope it works for you :-)

jablott said...

He is so sweeeeeeet!!! I love the picture of his grandma holding him in the rocking chair. Those pictures are priceless! Praising God for His faithfulness to you.....Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Oh Patrice,your Jonah is so blessed to be loved sooooo much. Those pics of Jonah and Granny, and that sweet poem, brought me to tears, they are beautiful.


Praying for a healing
Love Ya

Anonymous said...

The pictures are GREAT. Looks like he is really filling out. Will pray extra for his sweet little head. I'm more amazed every time i read your blog,is there anything you can't do. You are one heck of a woman. Glad you can get to bed a little early. Sweet dreams.

M J said...

How sweet! Grannies (and Nanas!) are the best!

Debra said...

To Granny,

You are the grandmother I want to me when my kids have kids. You are an amazing fountain of strength and a true angel to Jonah. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ok I'll admit that I was a little thrown when I started reading the poem given that here in Australia "fanny" means something different (let's just say in Australia precious Jonah doesn't have a fanny :o ) but by the end my eyes were glistening with tears as the emotion and genuine gratitude shone through any cross cultural definition differences. I will be continuing to follow Jonah's story over here in Australia as your little guy is such an inspiration and so darn cute!

Kaira said...

How kind of crazy is it that Ode to Granny made me cry. I imagine she is quite a blessing to all of you.