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“Grandchildren are treasures! Merry Christmas!” – Doc & Jeannette Meek

Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Today I am grateful for friends, spouses, significant others, children and grandchildren. And good good memories! – Doc Meek 

Here is a treasured letter I received from one of my grown sons (“All growed up”):

Dear Dad,

Christmas is here again [2012].
I am sitting here, alone yet surrounded, and I think I have some thoughts to pass on. Take them for what they are worth:
(1) Make a big deal about holidays & birthdays.
(2) Give children/grandchildren your unconditional love and support — and at least one big squeeze of a bear hug each time you first see each other.
(3) Play with your children and grandchildren when they are young, regardless of your differences with anyone.
(4) Sing to your children/grandchildren — [even if it’s torture to listen to you wreck perfectly good music]. 😮
(5) Share a laugh when kids make a mistake or spill something. I haven’t yet met anyone who hasn’t spilled something or made a mistake.
(6) Have patience. You will never look back on life and think you were too patient, but the opposite is not so true.
(7) Make your child’s favorite food, from scratch… no matter the inconvenience. Do it often!
(8) Create special family traditions that can be continued for generations, even if you have to be the first generation to do it.
One day all children will spend important moments without you, and he or she will look back and remember everything… and that will be all they have. I’m doing this today.
Love,
Your Son
……………
Thank you, Son! You’ve made my day, in many more ways than one!
.
Doc Meek, Tues, Dec 25, 2012, South Jordan, Utah, USA

“I’m grateful for all the generations.” ~ Doc Meek

Sunday, October 16, 2011. Today I am grateful for mothers and grandmothers, and children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren, to the latest generation, eh? ~ Doc Meek

My dad, uncle Ed, and grandmother Pearce when he was a child.

Not My Actual Mom (if anyone with a photo of my Mom with a grandchild can show me how to put it in here, I’ll be forever grateful); image from: http://media.photobucket.com/image/grandmother%20and%20child/stevencg1978/BobEdGrandmotherPearce.jpg?o=33

AHA! My friend David has shown me how to add my actual mother (with grandchild) here. This photo was designed to illustrate a grandmother/grandchild in an ancient culture [New Testament? Old Testament?]:

Grandmother & Grandchild, posed as if from a previous society

Today I wrote a letter to my siblings, plus their spouses, children, grandchildren, etc.

Sunday, October 16, 2001 @ Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 2J4, CANADA

Dear Siblings, Spouses, Children, Grandchildren, etc.,

Mom is 93 years old now, as you know.

This is a good time to think about writing Mom a nice letter, perhaps expressing appreciation for creating you, plus other onerous duties in your behalf, and for your welfare, all along the way.

Whatever comes to your heart.

Humor and jokes are always great. Meek’s tend to excel at that. Mom has a good sense of humor.

I say a letter because she treasures them, and can read them again and again.

This is a critical feature when your short-term memory does not retain the contents of the letter for more than a few minutes.

However the good feelings engendered by such letters last for a long time.

The feelings? “They care about me.”

Visits and phone calls (soon forgotten) also help create good feelings, which remain:

“They care about me.”

Such feelings are very potent, as are the opposite feelings of course.

Mom’s Mom lived to be 98, so Mom has longevity in her intrinsic makeup.

However, in recent days, Mom is showing significantly reduced muscle strength and energy. In addition, it is less easy for her to maintain her balance when walking.

She continues her erratic sleep patterns.

All night long, it’s sleep-wake-read-sleep-wake-read-sleep (with her reading light still on).

I said to Mom, “Thank heaven you learned to read when you were a child. We are so lucky in our culture in that regard. What would you do now if you hadn’t learned to read?”

Also, in the daytime now, all day long, it’s sleep-wake-read-sleep-wake-read-sleep.

Mom says, “I don’t sleep a wink at night.” Sort of true. No solid refreshing sleep. And she awakes unrefreshed of course.

Mom says: “I don’t nap in the daytime, because it will ruin my sleep at night. I just lie down to rest because I am so tired all the time.”

Well . . . she dozes off in bed all day long. Good thing. She doesn’t get enough good sleep at night.

Really, it’s time to write a nice letter to Mom

As mentioned in my opening paragraphs above, this would be a good time to get out the pen and paper and write a nice letter and mail it (or better, drop it off, if that is feasible).

Mom doesn’t have the energy to sustain long visits anymore–unless a baby is part of the entourage of course. 😮

In the case of the baby, then she has good energy–“forever,” throughout all eternity. 😮

Loving Kindness, Collins

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)

Neurological Learning Specialist

“What if your brain is smarter than you think?”

“What if your heart is more loving than you think?”

“What if you can work harder than you think?”

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