Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Thankful Thursday: My Grandma

Here is my grandma meeting my littlest. She was overjoyed to be holding him - particularly since he's easy to hold - unlike the rest of my monkeys, who are big and heavy and wiggly.

Our boys are blessed to have three of their four great-grandmothers living. It is such fun to visit with any of the three and hear their stories. My grandma is the oldest of the three and the least educated - but her stories about raising boys are fantastic. You see, she also has four boys (three living - one died in infancy), so she is a great encouragement to my heart.

Plus, she really appreciates the boyish-ness of my boys. Their antics amuse her greatly. She knows that they need a place to play, and doesn't mind the constant re-arranging of her knick-nacks. She expects them to be loud and rather boisterous and opinionated. She knows that they certainly cannot be left to their own devices, so she keeps some Hot Wheels for their entertainment, plus we usually take an activity with us. Last time it was playdough - and my grandmother joined right in and sculpted several things. Before that, we took supplies for making Valentine's, and Grandma had a heyday. I didn't know she could draw well. We all had a lovely time together making cards. I need to take all of them to see her, but this past weekend, I only had the energy to take #4 - #2 and #3 had Daddy Day.

It is time to seriously work at getting #4 to go back to sleep and then get both of us back to bed. But I wanted to tell you that this is my grandma, and I'm very thankful for her.

13 comments:

kissesfromheaven said...

It is truly a gift from God to have the older generation involved in our lives. Thanks for sharing about your grandmother. They have great wisdom to pass on to you and your kids. Blessings on your weekend.

Denise said...

May God bless you, and your precious grandma.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

What a sweet post. Thank you so much for sharing! I am so glad your boys have three of their great grandmothers that is so special and wonderful for them. Grandmothers are so special. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

Our Peculiar Life said...

what a sweet tribute to your grandma. She sounds like a wonderful woman. I miss my grandma, she died last year and she never got to meet Kaedra (and, obviously, Ethan) I am so glad you enjoy yours so much!

Alycia said...

What a beautiful post! I linked through from Thankful Thursdays and am so glad I did! What a blessing for your boys to have so many of their great-grandparents with them. I love that picture..it is precious and speaks so much without words. Thank you for sharing your post. I have two very own boisterous boys...gotta love their energy :)

Nise' said...

Thank you for sharing your Grandma with us. I want to be one just like her! You and your kids are so blessed to have 3 greats still in their lives!

Lyndy said...

Our boys are blessed to have three of their four great-grandmothers living.

What a blessing indeed and your grandmother sounds like such a treasure. Enjoy her.

Blessings, Lyndy

Robin said...

What a precious photo - one I'm sure you will cherish for many years to come!

Southern Belle said...

Hey there,
I got your link through Kat's blog. I am on her Yahoo Homeschool group. I CANNOT tell you how much I miss my grandmothers. Especially my dad's mom. I was named after both of my grandmothers. My dad's mom, who led me to the Lord, died when my oldest was 6 months old. Looking back on it, the best thing you can do is spend time with them and interview them about their heritage, their families and their grandparents. I am HUGE into genealogy. I have made genealogy scrapbooks (pictoral) for my dad and father-in-law. Maybe not now, but later, I hear over and over again, how much people wished they had asked questions of their loved ones while they were living. You might have done this, but hoping that some of your other fellow bloggers will see this too. I will try and get daddy's book and take picts and post them sometime and I will let you know. I miss my Mammaw's wisdom, hugs, kisses and everything. Her legacy lives in me and my children.

Also, how are you able to get your blog to look so fun with all of the graphics and links. Can you email me at anoble1@juno.com and tell me? I would love to know.

A teary eyed Beth in GA
wisdoms-way.blogspot.com

Deena said...

I never got to know my grandmas...but my mom was a great grandma...literally and figuratively as well!

Heart of Wisdom said...

I wrote my Sunday Sevcen as a tribute to my Grandmother on MOther's day. What a lady.

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Kathy/ Lessons from the Laundry said...

Wow, three of four great-grandmas will have the chance to touch your boys' lives. What a special gift. I love the look on Grandma's face. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tribute.

eph2810 said...

That is so neat that your boys know their great-grandmother and even have fun with her. How cool that she is getting involved in your boys' life.

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

I apologize that I am so late this time to read your post...

Be blessed today and always.