Today I'm joining Suzanne over at Privet and Holly for Monday Moments.In this season of gratitude, I want to write about a profound change that happened in this past year. In March, my granddaughter was born.
|Natalie's hand in Grandma's hand|
|Grandma's socks, Natalie's socks|
I pass a billboard in our town which reads "celebrate your child's every accomplishment." Immediately, I thought of Natalie. First smile, holding a toy, sitting up, first tooth, up on hands and knees, standing. Each accomplishment is celebrated.
|Baby Natalie and Grandma|
This past summer my daughter turned twenty-nine. I cried. Doug said "oh, honey, you'll see her soon...you sent a card, she knows you love her." I said "I'm not crying because of her- I'm crying because I hope I live to see Natalie turn twenty-nine!" Life is precious, but grows more precious with each passing year. Then you become a Grandma.
This year I am thankful for my family and especially thankful for our newest member.