I've already mentioned that I am so happy to be living close to family again. But I cannot stop counting my blessings for what it means to be able to make the time to for the people I love. A few weeks back, Hubby and I were able to make a visit to my Baba and Dido's to pick up some things from their garden before the first frost.
For years I've thought of my grandparents as invincible and decided they were much younger than their actual age. Recently however I have seen they are starting to catch up to their true age. My Dido has had two bad falls this year (one quite recently). Although he is so lucky that his amazingly positive attitude helps him through recovery, it reminds me that I cannot take his health for granted. All of us are limited in our moments here on earth - and not one moment spent with my grandparents will be something that I regret. So while they are still here and healthy, I am making a greater effort to spend time with them and let them know they are important to me.
|Hubby spending quality time with my Baba.|
I love spending time in their garden because they are both so proud it - and with good reason! On this visit I was sent home with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, wax beans, lettuce and beets. Having fresh beets can only mean one thing in my household - Borscht. Hubby and I recently made up two pots of this delicious Ukrainian soup, and the recipe will be coming soon.
|Beets - I asked for 3 or 4 and came home with a bucket full :)|
|Two of my favorite people - I love you Baba and Dido!|