Sunday, January 31, 2010


The last couple of nights I have sat down at the computer for probably 20 minutes trying to think of something interesting to blog about. It was like digging for water in the Sahara Desert. The more I thought "I can do this", the less I could concentrate and I ended up just surfing some of my favorite websites, reading newspapers and photography blogs.

Tonight, I can't let that happen again. I will write something. What I need is inspiration. But what is inspiration???

So I looked up inspiration in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the definition is ...

1. a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation,
2. the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions,
3. the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
4. the drawing of air into the lungs

Wow, that just seems to complicate things more. Well except for the last definition, where inspirtion happens probably every 5 seconds. But this is type of inspiration is automatic and I guess if you don't inspire - you expire. 

Now, thinking about the other definitions, the biggest influences and emotions in life now are my grandchildren. They are ...

Shaelyn (5)

Megan (3)

Braedy (2)

 and brand new Kaitlyn.

So there they are, cute kids who take after their mothers who take after their father - me . Shaelyn is big sister to Braedy and Megan is big sister to Kaitlyn.

The inspiration I get from them is magical. I most enjoy just watching them interact with their surroundings and displaying all the body language and personality that is so natural, right from the very youngest and on up.

I get to be their "Poppa" and they get to shout it out loud anywhere and everywhere (maybe a little embarassing at times). They all live close by, so I get to see them regularly, which is a good thing.

I guess not everything I write about needs to be some interesting or exciting activity. The smallest things are still special in their own way and grand kids can be the most special of all.

Inspiration - a childs smile and a hearty "Poppa, Poppa, Poppa"


  1. Aww that post is great Dad! I enjoyed reading it, cute pics of the kids too :)

  2. The writing will get easier and easier. Just write what comes to mind, or what's in your heart. Obviously, Grandchildren fill your heart. They are all beautiful and lucky to have a Poppa who would write about them!