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Gavin and Granmama

My Granmama has always loved children; she’s rocked many, many little ones in the church nursery over the years, in addition to loving on her many grandbabies and great-grandbabies. Gavin, her first great-great-grandchild, was born after my Grandaddy passed away, so he didn’t get to meet him.

Today would’ve been my Grandaddy’s 93rd birthday, and I know my grandmother misses him dearly. She doesn’t get out of her house very often these days, but on Thanksgiving day, she was able to spend a little time with her great-great-grandson Gavin. I know that delighted her — and of course, we jumped on the opportunity to snap a photo of the two of them together. Because we don’t know how long any of us will be here, and it is a treasure to have five generations in our family; it’s a blessing many families never have, and I’m glad my grandmother gets to experience it.

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Okay, SERIOUSLY Jamie. I cry like every time I read your blog. 🙂

Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

If you haven’t already, please, please be sure to get a photo of the five generations together (knowing you, you’ve already done that). My grandmother passed away in 1992. My great-grandmother passed away in 1995 just a few months before Brianna was born. I’ve often daydreamed of having that five generation picture, because it would have been all mothers and daughters.


I miss my Gramma every day. I am so glad I took the time to travel 2 hours to her every single week with my girls until my oldest started kindergarten. Then we went as often as we could. I am grateful that they knew her and will remember her always. You are blessed!


What a beautiful treasure of a picture!




What a precious photo.

I gave you an award (not for the photo, for your blog).