Monday, May 19, 2014

grateful heart



It's Monday, which means I am linking up with Ember Grey to share something I am grateful for.

Over the weekend we celebrated Elliot's first birthday (he turned one on May 15th) with my family & some extended relatives. While I always love seeing family, it was an extra special party because my grandparents were able to come! They hadn't seen our house since we moved in. They are in their mid eighties and aren't getting around very much these days, so it was truly an honor to have them over. I had relationships with 5 of 8 great grandparents growing up, and it's such a blessing to see my kids interact with my grandparents, too. I have thought Elliot resembles my grandpa Fox for a long time now, and this is only being confirmed as he grows up and comes into his features.



My grandparents are so full of wisdom. They have traveled the entire world, and they have done so many amazing, selfless things. They inspire me, and have been such a source of comfort throughout my life. Picking raspberries from my grandmother's garden is one of my earliest memories, and that alone created in me a love for gardening, which is a huge part of who I am now.

I know, I'm a little sappy! But I know this was the only time my grandparents will ever be in my house, and it won't be long now until they move out of their own home, their home my grandpa built with his bare hands, and into a retirement home. It's been a thrill to introduce my babies to them, and to receive their blessings over our little family.

We love you!


Ember Grey

Thanks, always, to Ember Grey for hosting the link up!


6 comments:

  1. How sweet! Grandparents are such a special gift to our lives. How precious that they are able to know your babies as they grow! (And I'm sure they feel the same) :)

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    1. Thank you!! Thinking of you and your loss right now, sending prayers your way. Xo

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  2. Grandparents rock! I wasn't able to grow up with mine because of distance but my kids have both sets of grandparents living within 5 minutes of us. I love it! The memories they will have with them are priceless. Happy Birthday to your little one!

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    1. 5 minutes! That's awesome! Thank you :)

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  3. Stopping by from the link up - you take such great pictures and the party looks like so much fun! Teach me your photography ways!

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you. I bought the cheapest canon dslr after high school and have been slowly learning ever since... I really don't know much!

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