That wee little chap up there is my amazing oldest. A few months after he was finally home from the NICU, we had a family gathering all about him in Lewiston, Idaho. Those lovely ladies with him are three of his great-grandmothers who traveled from Star Valley, Wyoming, Kaysville, Utah, & Spokane, Washington to join us that day.
Now that boy of mine is nearly twenty and serving an LDS mission in South Carolina. He has been gone for 20 months & 2 days. He will be home this August.
Four months after my son left, Grandma Mary Jo passed peacefully in a nursing home from Alzheimer’s. Nine months after that, Grandma Deane passed peacefully at home from Leukemia. And then on Tuesday, Grandma Charlotte passed peacefully in a care center from Liver Cancer.
And so, that amazing boy of mine has gained three guardian angels who have loved him his whole life long. I can’t think of three women I would trust more to watch over my boy.
Do you have a living grandparent? If so, call them today. If you are the living grandparent, reach out to your precious grandbabies today. That link is so precious. ❤️