Grandparents can be the best adults to little kids. They come over, play games, swoon over you, and bring gifts. My grandparents had an every day role in my life. They visited frequently, ate dinner with us several nights a week, taught us how to bake and garden, and cheered for all of our sports. I am grateful for the relationship the my parents fostered. I am grateful that both sets of grandparents were involved in everything. That is what has made the past two years so hard.
I never thought that my grandparents wouldn't be around. I realize now that over their past few years, with good health, I took their presence for granted. And now I am cherishing the moments I have left.
My Yia-yia has loved on me and now she loves on Behr. I send her cards with pictures of Behr and she kisses them every chance she gets. When she met Behr for the first time, she couldn't stop crying at her precious koukla, darling, beautiful, doll. The name she referred to my siblings and me when we were little kids running through her house.
|february 2011 ~ three weeks old|
|august 2011 ~ 31 weeks|
don't mind their crazy faces, they were thrilled to see each other
And so now, as the holiday's approach and I realize how much I am missing my family, I am going to cherish the moments that we get before they are gone.