Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make me a Great Grandpa

I have mentioned many times how lucky we are to have so many loving and supportive friends and family. This past weekend we attended a birthday party for my grandpa. He turns 87 on Thursday! WOW, 87 seems really old! Both DH and I are blessed to still have several grandparents living. The above tree shows how many grandparents and great-grandparents our baby will have.

My grandpa was asking us about how our adoption was going. With his beautiful baby blue eyes he said "Make me a great grandpa." If he only knew how much I hope and pray each day that my grandparents will live long enough for me to make them GREAT grandparents! He then proceeded to tell me how one of the ladies at the senior center has 40 great grandchildren. With me being the oldest grandchild and the only one who is married -I don't think he will reach that goal. However, I can just see him going around and sharing with everyone he knows when he finally becomes a GREAT grandpa.

I can't wait for the day when I get to personally call my grandpa and tell him he has become a GREAT grandpa. Whether you build your family in traditional or non-traditional ways everyone should be able to experience that feeling.

I love you grandpa!