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Monday, April 8, 2019

G - Grand Child


G is for Grand Child

ok, ok, ok

I know!!

Being a grand parent isn't a universal experience in life like aging!
You don't even need to be retired to become a grand parent!

But if you had a grand child like this one ...


Seriously ... 
wouldn't you take any excuse to show her off if she was your 
grand baby?

In addition, it shows off my knitting and crocheting projects - a hobby in retirement!!

Any excuse to show off this beautiful little person!

As long as I am a little bit off topic, let me share with you just how much of a miracle this little girl is to me.

I am the mother of two enormously wonderful and successful people: a son and a daughter.  I have always said - raising children is like walking through a mine field - some of us make it successfully and some of us don't.  I think I made it successfully.  

Through my kids adult years - having children of their own never seemed to be on their radar - at least not that they shared with me.  Both of them now are in their 40s.  The paths of their lives seem set - and I was content. They are happy, successful and responsible people.  What more could a mother want for her children. I accepted the fact that I would not be a grandmother.

When my son announced that he and wife were expecting a child - I remember initial feelings of disbelief, needing to take deep breaths, covering my face with my hands to absorb this new bit of unbelievable information in private - while tears began to form.  My God .. could this be happening!!

When this beautiful little person was born (and she was beautiful and very alert at birth) - all I could think of was ... There is a God and I guess I did something right in my 70 years on this earth!

Just learning to sit.  She was pleased with herself!

Eskarina is always fascinated with her granddad's glasses.
He is legally blind and wears them to control bright light situations.


Grand children are the icing on the cake of life!  

I was happy with just the cake.
I am thrilled beyond measure with the icing. 












6 comments:

Michelle said...

Such sweet icing. :-D

M.K. said...

She's just delightful and adorable! (Can't wait for my grandbaby boy this summer!) And your knitting and crocheting that she's sporting - stunning! I'm finding baby knitting a challenge.

Lynn Proctor said...

I totally agree- very sweet icing😍

happyone said...

There is just nothing else like a grandchild!! :)
Hard to believe my oldest is going to be 28 and the youngest is 13.
I might be a great grandmother but don't know it. :( Debbi still not speaking to us and she lives in Denver as do the kids.
Your granddaughter is soooo cute!!!

Retired Knitter said...

THIS COMMENT DROPPED HERE FOR LYNNE - ONE OF MY REGULAR READERS WHO GOT BLOCKED BY THE EMBEDDED FORMAT. I AM CHANGING IT BACK TO POP UP.

I would share Eskarina as often as possible . . .
And your exceptional knitting and crochet as well!
Oh my, what an adorable little gem . . .
Sharing your JOY . . . made my day!

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Usually my comments take . . . not today . . .
love
lynne

Wendy said...

She is definitely gorgeous and you are right to shout it from the rooftops. Grandchildren are wonderful.