Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for: Grandchildren in the Family Tree

Here are three out of four of my grandchildren celebrating my birthday the end of March. I love the way the sun highlights my grandson, either to show how special he is or so that we can easily keep and eye on him.

When my husband, little boys and I were finally looking for a house of our own in 1983, this tree in the backyard called out to us. Yes! This is our home. We'll do what we have to do to have it. Scrimping, saving, and me working six nights a week accomplished our goal.

Over the years, there have been countless growing children, teens, dogs, cats, and parents hanging out there. When the grandchildren were old enough, my husband built a shelf to sit on, nets to surround the gaps between branches, steps and handles for safety.

I feel truly blessed to have my children and their children within easy visiting distance. Their smiling faces looking down from the branches will forever be a cherished memory.


  1. You are very lucky to have your children and grandchildren near. My daughter is married to a man in the navy and my son is in the navy. So both families live far away from me and I don't get to see them much : (

  2. Oh Maggie! Grandchildren--there's nothing in this world sweeter than being a grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing! :)