Thursday, May 14, 2009
Not to long ago someone asked how I got my nickname of La-La. I have been waiting to share the story until I could get a picture of the young lady who named me about 18 years ago.
I have been taking care of little ones in my home the past 24 1/2 years. Gosh that sure makes me sound old. @@ We were living in apartments in Newnan when we met Tracy and Keith. They had a little boy Mathew who was a year or two older than our James. They moved in right next door to us. Our doors faced each other from our kitchens. Tracy and I would cook and the boys would play between the two apartments. We had a little disagreement one time (if only I could change the past but then again it made us better friends in the long run) and didn't speak to each other for close to a year. Let me tell you, that's hard to do when you walk out your door and they are there.
Well one morning we were walking out and Tracy opens her door in her house coat and says guess what "I am pregnant and shows us the positive little cube thingy". We have been friends since even though we are not near as close as we use to be as life has moved us both forward and taken paths that keep us apart.
That pregnancy went by fast for me (not for Tracy) and before we knew it a beautiful little girl named Kalyn entered the world. One day when she's was between 8 months old and a year old I was leaving and we kept saying tell Angela bye bye and that sweet little girl says "byebye LaLa" and well I have been La-La every since!
Kalyn is now grown and married and has a 5 month old little boy named Adrian. Mathew grew up and joined the Marines and has a baby boy on the way as well. To think Tracy and I are both grandparents. I am now Mawmaw and the daycare kiddos are picking up on it and turning it into Mawaw La--La so we shall see what happens as time goes on. My grands call me mawmaw and always want to know why the other kids call me La-La. :) Tracy is Mimi to her little grandson. :)
Names full of love no matter what they are. Kalyn will always be very special to me. Love ya girl give that baby hugs and kisses from his La-La.
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