by parkermom 22 Mar 2018

My granddaughter, Riley Beth, had her first sleepover visit with her daddy last night. She had a great time. It was hard for me, though I can't put into words why. I guess this grandma is having a hard time growing up.


by dragonflyer 23 Mar 2018

What a cutie pie...

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parkermom by parkermom 29d ago

Thank you. She is such a happy child. So much fun.

by lbrow 23 Mar 2018

How precious she is, and how fortunate she is to continue to have a loving father in her life. I pray that it is always that way. I know it is hard for you but we Grands have a coping mechanism that others seem not to have , Hugs Lillian

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parkermom by parkermom 29d ago

I believe that his commitment to her will always be strong. God gives grands strength but oh, that tender heart sometimes really struggles.

by sdrise 23 Mar 2018

Hard to let o the ones you love so much. But Dad will take great care of her too. .. So adorable! It will get easir

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parkermom by parkermom 29d ago

She is tired, but I heard her say "Love you, bye bye" while I was on the phone with her mom

by kustomkuddle 23 Mar 2018

So cute. Love the red hair! Does she have the proverbial temperament to go with it? Letting go can be so hard. I know that if I had to let my kids go with their dad, I would have a very difficult time with it. But that is a another story in itself for another time. "My kids" are actually my great niece and nephew that we are raising.

parkermom by parkermom 23 Mar 2018

Letting go is hard, even when I know that she is deeply loved by both of her parents. Maybe because I know this is the first of many times she will be gone away from her mom.

parkermom by parkermom 23 Mar 2018

her temperament can be fiery, but she is joyful most of the time.

by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Mar 2018

She is sooo cute. Love those curls and that beautiful smile.

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parkermom by parkermom 23 Mar 2018

Thank you. Her mom (my daughter) also has red hair but it isn't as curly. Maybe because its down to her waist! Riley just brings joy to my heart.

by shirley124 22 Mar 2018

Such a sweet little girl. Hugs

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parkermom by parkermom 23 Mar 2018

thank you. She is almost always a happy girl

by toogie 22 Mar 2018

Her top says it all! Love those curls, too.
Are the parents separated is why she 'had a first sleepover with her daddy'? I had a hard time 'letting go' of Avery, when my daughter remarried. I thought no one could tend to her like I did.

parkermom by parkermom 22 Mar 2018

Her parents divorced when she was 6 months old. Dad is still very involved with her, and he's a nurse so I shouldn't have had any trouble. I guess it's letting go pains for me. I get to keep her most Wednesdays at her house. I sure sleep hard after a day of trying to keep up with her.

toogie by toogie 23 Mar 2018

I sure can understand being worn out after a day. I just keep thinking how in the world will I make a week, day and night , with Gus (2) and Nora (4). Their parents are taking the older church kids to camp, across the country, so if I get down I don't know what we will do. Then I keep thinking God will provide a way for me surely. It's bath time I am concerned mostly about. I can't kneel to bathe them and if I sit on the side of the tub leaning over, I will be down in my back again.
I am sorry her parents are no longer together, but I am glad to hear her dad is involved with her. So many children long for the other parent.
Give her a huge hug from all of us next time you're with her. I know that won't be too hard for you!-lol-Toogie

by gerryb 22 Mar 2018

What a doll!! Love the curls!

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parkermom by parkermom 22 Mar 2018

Thank you. She just makes me smile.

by pennifold 22 Mar 2018

Such a cutie, and I'm sure you will get more and more practice as time goes by! Love Chris

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parkermom by parkermom 22 Mar 2018

I have spent nights with her while her mom had a couple of days away, but it was in her own house and she had all familiar surroundings. She is full of joy.

by graceandham 22 Mar 2018

What a little doll!

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parkermom by parkermom 22 Mar 2018

thank you. We love her so much.