Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Grandparents Day!

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
- Gail Lumet Buckley

I was blessed as a kid to have four wonderful grandparents.  I was especially blessed that all four grandparents were there to see me get married.  And I was unbelievably blessed that I turned 30 and still had four living grandparents.

Although I don't have four living grandparents anymore, I know how incredibly lucky I was to have that generation in my life for as long as I did.  I loved visiting with them, being at their houses and hearing their stories. 

My girls are lucky as well.  They have four grandparents who absolutely adore them.  Their grandparents clamor to visit, they happily babysit (and sometimes encourage us to go out so they CAN babysit!), they spoil the girls with clothes and toys and experiences.  And they do it as grandparents should...out of love with no strings attached (except maybe some visiting time!)

Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
The strength and wisdom that time
And experience have given them.

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents
With a youthful vitality and innocence
That help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part...

~Author Unknown~

The girls are lucky as well to have three GREAT grandmothers in addition to their grandparents.  As I look at the pictures of these little girls with our grandmothers, I get teary thinking of how blessed we are, linking four generations of family.

Madison with Gram and Gramps - 1st birthday

Reagan with Gram - 2 weeks old

Reagan with Great Grammy - 2 weeks old

Madison with Great Grammy - 1 week old

Reagan with Great Grandma Josephine (her namesake)

Madison with Great Grandpop

Madison with Gram - 2 weeks old

Madison with Gramps - 2 weeks old

Madison with Grandpa - 1 month old

Madison with Great Grandma Cathie - 3 weeks old

Madison with Great Grandma Josephine - 2 weeks old

Reagan with Gramps - 1 day old

Madison with Daddy, Grandma and Great Grandma Cathie - 5 months

Madison with Grandma and Grandpa - 1 year
Great Grandma Cathie with Reagan - 1 month old
 I have wonderful memories of time spent with all my grandparents.  I'm so happy my girls will have that as well.

Happy Grandparents Day to all the grandparents in my little girls' lives...

Gram, Gramps, Grandma, Grandpa, Great Grandma Jo, Great Grandma Cathie and Great Grammy

We are lucky to have you!
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