A gift of love and a blessed Christmas!

Several years ago when our grandson was born, my husband’s parents became great grandparents for the first time.  I remember my mother-in-law saying “what a gift it is to be a great grandparent and how blessed they are”.  I can only imagine how that would feel.   Over the years, several more babies have joined the extended family and I have had the pleasure of seeing how much joy it brings my in-laws.

Having said that, over the years I took on a personal project.  It was to take a photograph of all the great grandchildren together.  It was easy when the first two greats belonged to just one family.  But then two more greats arrived belonging to another family.  And since then two more greats have come along from two more families.   Now it involves four families.   Hmm – this project has become more challenging!  LOL

Two families have to travel and with all of these little ones growing up, everyone is always on the go.  Parents coming and going – so it takes a bit of preplanning to get all of them together at the same time.  This year everyone was going to my husband’s parents for Thanksgiving so I had the mom’s bring their little ones over here just beforehand (luckily, we live just a half mile apart) so that I could capture this year’s group shot.

Each Christmas as we watch the great grandparents open their framed print, which immediately replaces the previous years on their wall, we see their emotions and feel their pride and joy.  It is a reminder of what a blessed Christmas is.