Last year, traveling came to a screeching halt for me. There was no visiting my family or friends, and we did the best that we could by using phone calls and ZOOM to stay in touch. But, this year, things are different. Traveling in back on the agenda, and Tennessee was my first stop.
I was so excited to finally see three of my grandchildren that I hadn’t got to see in person for over a year and a half. When I pulled up in the driveway, they were waiting for me to arrive.
I think they were as excited to see me as I was to see them. The littlest one, Jett, even handwrote me a “Welcome Home Nana Tania” sign. Matti found a chalkboard in her room for the project, and Huttson helped him with the spelling. I’m not sure which of them drew my picture, though. Lol!
It felt incredible to finally get some hugs and kisses from these three! ZOOM and phone calls were great, but there is nothing like a hug and a kiss from those you love.
I know they really missed me because getting all three of them to agree to a family photo is a huge feat. This is one that I am going to put in a frame on my desk!!!
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Joe didn’t come with me on this trip, so I didn’t have to worry about my home while I was gone. But, we have some upcoming travel plans, and that will be an issue. II was relieved when I found another AARP member discount from Simplisafe® home security systems, giving me the peace of mind that I need.
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I am thankful that I could visit my grandchildren, and these memories will last us a lifetime. The benefits I get with my AARP membership allow me to create memories, have peace of mind and save money at the same time.
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