#SOL15: My heart is full!

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

― Joan Didion

My heart is full!

A glorious holiday weekend spent with family.




Time together.

Silly faces,




stolen kisses,


A study of a child,

how he looks,

how he laughs,

how he “talks”,

how he gnaws,

how he smells,

how he drools (could it be an impending tooth?),

how he brings us such happiness . . .

precious moments in time!

My heart is full,

Yet bittersweet tears . . . the leaving is so hard!


Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

26 responses

  1. loved your poem & your long weekend sounds lovely. nothing sweeter than a baby!

    1. Thanks, Sonja! Absolutely nothing sweeter! ❤

  2. Sounds like a good time was had by all! It is hard to leave loved ones. Your poems are always so right on.

    1. Thanks, Erika! Poetry and “slices” seem like such an easy fit! ❤

  3. Awwww. What a great  weekend

    Sherry Marek

  4. You captured the joy of being a grandparent! It is a sweet time in life, isn’t it?

    1. Such a sweet time! YES!!!

  5. Thanks for letting your full heart spill over so your joy could be shared with us.

    1. Adrienne,
      I had another idea started but this just poured out this morning when I saw Tara’s quote. Somewhere I lost the four lines about reading books, but I do have another use for that!
      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting!

  6. So much love! Fran, I’m so happy for you. Beautiful slice.

    1. Julieanne,
      No rush for you but it’s such an amazing time! THANKS!

  7. Oh, Fran, I’m so glad you had a whole weekend to spend with your family and that adorable newest addition. I smiled at your mention of ‘studying’ the baby. I so clearly remember doing that for hours when mine were newborns.

    Saying good-bye is so hard, I can imagine. I hope you’ll see everyone again soon.

    1. Thanks, Dana! So easy and fun to “study” the baby since he won’t be a baby long!

      Skyping is close, but it’s totally not the same!

  8. Full indeed – love the joy in your slice, and the family love.

    1. Such incredible joy, Tara! I had no idea that there was so much more room in my heart and in the family! LOVE!

  9. I always feel for my parents and in-laws when they have to leave. The time together is so nice, but the departure is so hard. You captured that feeling (or what I imagine it to be) beautifully, Fran.

    1. Tears every time, Stacey! Tears of joy for the time together. And then the . . . I could stay and give him a bottle . . . and then I could stay until he wakes up from his nap . . . and then . . . Such fun together! Thanks so much!

  10. I can see why your heart is so full. It is always hard to leave but what great memories to take along.

    1. I need to hang onto some of those memories for some future slices for sure! Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting!

  11. What a delight to read this post full of love and that last line that depicts the sorrow of leaving! Congrats on a wonderful weekend.

    1. Ramona,
      I’m focusing on the wonderful. . . just so amazed that the time literally flies by! ❤

  12. Fran,
    We posted at the same moment this morning but just now I’m taking time to read and respond.
    So glad the long weekend gave you time with your grandbaby!!!!
    Hope you are planning that next trip soon.
    Such a special time!!

    1. So special! So much fun! ❤

  13. This does indeed sound like a glorious weekend! What a lucky little boy to have you for a grandmother, Fran.

    1. Catherine,
      I’m the one that is truly blessed with a great family! ❤

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