My daughter is growing up.
Through her journey of motherhood (Braeden is now 3 ... baby boy #2 due March 11) she is being much much nicer to me. Best of all, she indulges my grandmotherliness. She texts me photos and cute little videos. She calls about once a week to do Facetime. Braeden now "gets it" that he can take the phone and show me things. Wanna see my dog? It is so much fun to have little conversations with him.
I've been mailing him a letter (with a balloon or some stickers or some tattoos) about once a month. I guess I need to bump it up a little since has asked for some mail!! I made a little 4x6 photo album with a few photos of him with Poppa, me and Poppa and of course, some gecko photos. Now I can send him a photo inside his letter.
Even though I'm not spending Christmas with them, for the first (and last) time, I still get to enjoy the little moments.