today the woman who didn’t walk anywhere completed 700,000 steps. It is true, in six or so weeks I have walked over 300 miles. Today I had a companion. My gorgeous Granddaughter and her Nanna had a day together.
She arrived early, the sun was shining so we headed out to the swings near home. ‘Push me higher Nanna’, this little girl loves to fly high. Next we headed to the slide but warmed by the sunshine this was too hot to use. We went home and prepared to go into town.
Riding in her buggy she kept a commentary all the way. ‘The lorries have big wheels Nanna’, ‘I am counting the bricks in the wall Nanna’, life with her is always fun. We did the boring stuff, went to the bank and a few shops and then of we went to the big park in the middle of town. Here my little girl tackled the netting up to the slide like a professional. Despite being tiny she held her own with the bigger kids and went up and down time and again.
It was lunch time so we said goodbye to the big park and headed for home. After lunch and a nap we went to play in Nanna’s shop, where we tested lots of toys and chatted to lots of people. Time for home again and the pram was not welcome. ‘I walk Nanna’, of course you do, so do I. So I am pushing the buggy with one hand and tightly holding hands with the other. Suddenly there is a bump in the road and the gorgeous girl takes a tumble. Oh my, the tears fell. ‘I have a hurt knee Nanna’. I scoop her up and kiss it better, no we don’t want to ride in the pram I am walking Nanna. Of course you are, just like me!!
Once home we deal with the poorly knee. To see the trust in her little eyes while Nanna bathed it with her magic water and cloth was beautiful. I managed to clean it and found very little problem underneath. Happily we went out to play picnics in the garden, sore knee forgotten.
I had also forgotten how love and care from Mum or Nanna can fix most things. I read somewhere that ‘kissing it better’ really works. I am not sure how but the brain recognises the love and all is well.
By the time Daddy comes to collect her the injury is forgotten, she is full of the fun we have had. In the evening I am remembering the precious moments throughout the day and once again am grateful I am now fit enough to enjoy life.
700,000 steps is a very long way, soon I will have done my million, but I am sure I won’t be stopping walking anytime soon