24 years ago today, my Grandmother gained her angel wings, 24 years ago today I found out that I was pregnant with my 3rd child. We always used to joke that we had 3 many kids, that was just one more than too many... How many times do I wonder if Nich took us seriously, we never were. How many times do I wonder if God took us seriously, we never were. How many times I wonder... Never will I know.
Grandma was wonderful, I was "short" on the granparent thing, one grandpa passed away before I was even born. Grandma (who I adored) on the other side passed away when I was 6. Then Grandma when I was 22 and the other grandfather 13 months later. I feel so fortunate that my kids had both sets of grandparents around as they were growing up. My oldest had a fantastic relationship with my Dad. I remember him coming home with Oreos in his pocket... Frogs, I can figure out.. Oreos not so much. My daughter has a good relationship with my Mom and Nich was close to "gramps" as he called him, my husband's dad. As "gramps" said, he just had this way of saying "gramps" "Especially when I did something stupid". I couldn't imagine being far away from my littles, they are so precious, there are times I wish I could spend more time with them, but on the flip side, I want my kids to be independent and ba able to have a life of their own and not dependent on us.