Sunday, April 18, 2021

Great And Grand

 In the beginning there was a pretty little girl. She had dark hair and bright blue eyes. It was me. It may sound egotistic but I was a pretty little girl.

The little girl had a loud boisterous family. She loved her parents and they loved her back. She had a good life. It was perhaps a better life than most.

She grew up and married. She and her husband had 4 wonderful children. They were healthy and loved. It goes without saying they are also pretty.

The children grew up. As is the way of things each child moved on.

The oldest son decided early that he did not want a wife and children. It was too much work.

The second child was busy with his own life. He eventually became the father of two biological children and 4 step-children. The step-children are all grown and most have families of their own. The biological children are nearing the time they will be ready to strike out on their own.

I will skip to the youngest of the four. The only girl of the four also declared she wanted no children. She is the proud mother of 2. They are both in college.

The youngest son was in a huge hurry to be an adult. He married young and had two children right away. Both are now grown and married.

That leads me to great-grandchildren. Both of my son's children have children. My grandson has 2. My granddaughter has 4. That is right. I am a great-grandma to 6 pretty children.

The newest addition is a little boy. He is named after his great-grandfather.10 pounds, 6 ounces. Great-grandpa would be so proud.

I love it when the family grows. And it all started with a pretty little girl.

16 comments:

  1. I suspect you are still pretty! How wonderful to look at your big family and see how it has grown.

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  2. Lovely to have a growing family. Mine has stopped so far at grandchildren.

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  3. Congrats to you and your family, Emma, on the arrival of your newest family member, and how special that he was named after his great grand dad.

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  4. Life keeps rolling along. To live to see your great grandchildren is such a blessing. Congratulations on your newest big boy.

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  5. We have 6 grandchildren (5 boys and 1 girl) aged 20 thru 25. The oldest boy is engaged to be married in October and three of the other boys have serious relationships going, so perhaps great-grandchildren are in our not too distant future! The two grands who happen to be brother and sister are not seriously dating anyone yet. Congratulations on your growing family!

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    1. Thank you. I highly recommend being a grandparent. It is even better than being a parent.

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  6. Congratulations! :-) Such great news in the year and a bit we've had. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Yes. After so many deaths and so much suffering a new life is wonderful news. I feel happy hearing about any birth especially now.

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  7. Such a lovely post.
    Many congratulations.

    All the best Jan

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  8. i bet you look still pretty little girl that you have her heart beating up still within you :)

    oh i love big family and i really wanted to have huge but health and hubby did not support lol
    i am so happy dearest Emma that i met you ,such amazing ,witty and emphatic person you are ,even i love you :)

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    1. I feel you are truly a sister. You have a wonderful family. It is the right size for you and you alone. I cannot wait for you to have grandchildren.

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