Jill and Tristan came to visit from Oregon. Quite a road trip for them, covering over 800 miles. But I think the road trip Tristan is enjoying at Grandma's is walking Molly.
And of course the pool. Jill is our youngest daughter and Tristan our youngest grandchild ~ will be five this week.
"Floaties" are the best. He can enjoy the pool without us worrying about him going under. Trying to teach him to hold his breath.
Jill is the daughter that was in the horrific car accident in 1989, when she was 18, and almost lost her life and right leg. In the hospital for months with multiple surgeries and skin grafts. As a result she has a stiff, scared and disfigured leg.
She had written the first draft of a children's book about animals that have scars and hurts that make them look different, and how beauty comes from within, She had been thinking about this for many years as she has "lived it" and now want's Tristan to learn this lesson.
She's reading the story to him, and bless his heart, he drew a picture of Marvin the coyote with his paw caught in the barbwire fence. Jill want's me to illustrate it and I'm working on some idea now. So who knows....Maybe in the future you will see a children's book called "The Diamond Club", as we are all diamonds in the rough.