Monday, February 22, 2010

A Grandparent Kind of Love

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
-- Alex Haley

Colin is one lucky little boy because he has a Nana, Grandad, Gammy, Grandpa, a Great-Grammy, Great-Grandma and a Great-Poppy, plus pseudo-grandparents with a Mema and a Penka!! If only we could all be so lucky! There is something very special about the bond of a grandchild and a grandparent.

I have very fond memories growing up because I got to see my grandparents all of the time! They are all very special people in my life and I am still fortunate to have 3 of my 4 grandparents! My Pop-Pop passed away when I was in 5th grade but I had a special love for him as well.
Colin will grow up knowing his grandparents and great-grandparents very well and will have very special bonds with them, just like I do with mine...They have all been so supportive of Colin in his short 10 months of life. Thank you Nana, Grandad, Gammy, Grandpa, Great-Grammy, Great-Grandma, Great-Poppy, Mema and Penka!!
My parents, Colin's Nana and Grandad

Chris' parents, Colin's Gammy and Grandpa

My Mom's Mom, Colin's Great-Grandma

My Mom's dad, Colin's Great-Poppy

My dad's mom, Colin's Great-Grammy

Colin's pseudo grandparents, very special people to me, Mema and Penka (not pictured)

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. ~Charles and Ann Morse


jjpsmommy07 said...

What a lucky little boy to have so many grandparents still here on this earth! Awesome. Jonathon only has 4 grandparents. Grandpa and grandma Panczyk(hubby's mom and dad) who live about 1 hour away. Grandma Martindale(my mom) who lives in Fl. he only met her once. And a great granny(hubby's grandma)who lives about 5 minutes away, but he has only met 3 times. He does get to see Grandma and grandpa Panczyk often though.

Kelly said...

Colin is one lucky little boy to have all those (grandparents) to love him! Grandparents truly are blessings (memories to last a lifetime)! Enjoy these special days!

Heidi said...

Grandparents are such a huge blessing! Colin is so blessed to have so many people who love him!

Nana said...

We feel truly blessed to have Colin as our grandson. He is one beautiful little boy and we just LOVE spending time with him(and of course his mommy and daddy)! There is nothing like being a grandparent! Every day is a blessing!! Thank you Colin for being my little cookie!! Love, Nana