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How Fast They Grow (A Story)
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By J. Mollett
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How Fast They Grow (A Story)

by Jean Mollett

How fast they grow,
it's been quite awhile, like in
years. Since we seen them last.
A couple of our trips got cancel
for some reason. Over the Labor day
holiday, we took a vacation to go
see the grandkids, his daughter and
son. I'm telling you, they surely
have grown. Jenny's 11, a pre-teen
and Chris is a 13 yr old teen. Guess,
he thinks he's something now.

How fast they grow,
it doesn't help with them living so
far. Their in Michigan, we're here in
Tn. Pretty long trip, we take our time
and take breaks, etc. If too tired we
stop somewhere, then head out the next
day. It seems like forever getting there,
cause we're anxious to get there. And
plenty tired when we finally arrived. We
didn't even get to rest awhile, shortly
after we got there. Took off to go pickup
her daughter and a friend at a fair.
And went somewhere else.

How fast they grow,
some things didn't go excastly the way
we wanted. So change of plans, it happen
about 4 or 5 times. Oh well, that's the
way it goes sometimes, I guess. Trying to
keep your humor, not to get testy. Of
course there's someone in the family,
that really messes things up somehow or
trys too. Or like, you really didn't
expect to see or even want them there.
Guess we all have that in sometime of
our lives. In our case, there was two
at one place and one at the other.

How fast they grow,
that was really hard to take. Had to
spend more time traveling to and from
his daughters and his sons place, it
seem like. He lives 27 miles from his
sisters place. At least we did get to see
them, got to spend sometime with them. Due
to some problems with someone in the family.
Coming home drunk every night, didn't set
well with us. We stayed with my hubby's
daughter and family. So, we decide to
leave a day or two early. Cause knew
there would be trouble sooner or later.

How fast they grow,
somewhow the trip goes faster heading
home. We still had time to rest going
home. Plenty tired went we did get back
home. Hoping next time it won't be so
long in seeing them again. At least
we did get some pictures. It was good
to get away from everything at home
for awhile. Home sure looked good,
when we got back. There's no place
like home.


Author's Note: Don't mind me, just venting a little too. Anyone else have this to happen?

Posted on 09/22/2003
Copyright 2009 Jean Mollett

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

About the Poet
I'm married. I am a grandmother. I love poetry, reading and writing it. Someone inspired me to start writing poetry again. That person is my Pastor.

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