Monday, February 8, 2010

Grandkids Are Wonderful!!!!

Back row - Kaden, Landon & Alona
Front row - Lucas, Aidrein & Dane

Can you believe it?!?! We have 6 grandchildren now!! How is that possible?! I'm only 44 and our youngest at home is only just now 6. People have told me for years that grandbabies are "extra special," different from your own kids, etc. Well I love my own kids sooooooo much that the idea that I would be able to love the grandkids as much as I do our own, well, didn't seem possible. HOWEVER, it's true!!! I love these little ones in such a way that I can't even explain it! I love to here them say, "Mama & Papa" (or as Kaden says, "my real Mamaw & Papa"). They bring us such joy!!! And while it is becoming more obvious that I am not in my 20s any more, and that chasing my ambitious 2-year-old granddaughter, Alona, around the house, requires way more energy than I have any more, I wouldn't trade our grandkids for the world!! Doug & I talk about and pray that we will be the grandparents to all our grandkids that our own children have never really had. My dad was a "fun," loving grandpa, but then he passed away from cancer over 8 years ago. Doug's mom used to be a "fun" grandma when all our older kids were small, but now she has had a stroke and they have moved away to WA quite a few years ago. None of our younger kids even know who they are as they really want nothing to do with any of their 16 grandkids, except the 2 in FL. And my mom has never been a "fun" person, and has so much anger, bitterness and dislike for everything and every one, that we do not spend much time with her. It's sad to be so down on life and bitter. However, we pray that how ever many grandkids we end up with, they will all want to come to grandma and grandpa's house as much as they do now, and that we will always have a special place in their hearts for us, as we do them. Can you imagine how many grandchildren we could end up having with 9 children of our own?!?!?!?!
:+)

4 comments:

dennisfoley said...

Hi Kelly, wow I can't believe all the news I'm catching up on. Is that Nikki with twins, WOW! I'm gonna have to finish reading your blog but that really caught my attention...Love from Ne...Dennis

Kelly said...

Hey Dennis!

How are you? We miss you! You need to come visit soon!!! If you go to the bottom of each of my pages, and click "Older Posts", you'll see more too! :+) Yep, that's Niki with the twins.

Love ya!
Kelly

KayPelham said...

Kelly, To answer your question --- with 9 kids, how many grandkids could you end up with --- you might enjoy reading this article

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/nyregion/21yitta.html

"When Yitta Schwartz died last month at 93, she left behind 15 children, more than 200 grandchildren and so many great- and great-great-grandchildren that, by her family’s count, she could claim perhaps 2,000 living descendants."

Kelly said...

Hi Kay!

WOW! Can you imagine?! That's great! 200 grandchildren!! Christmas would be a zoo!!! :+)