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Great-Grandparents

I have very few pictures, if any, of myself with my great grandparents.  I doubt that I am alone in that.  The few that I do have are with my paternal great grandmother.  I was fortunate enough to know both my paternal and maternal great grandmothers as a child and I can't tell you how much I wish I had a high quality photo with each.  

 

I grew up about a mile away from my maternal grandparents.  Naturally, a close bond developed.  Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away when I was 20 but my grandmother is alive and well.  I've always maintained a close relationship with her and I cherish it even more now that I have children of my own and get to witness her be a grandmother to them as well.  

 

Like every other millennial momma, I take probably 800 pictures of my kids everyday with the ease of my iPhone.  When we visit with my grandmother, I make sure to grab photos and videos of the kids with her, just like I would any other day.  The other thing I have made sure to do though; is to get a quality photo of each of my kids with her when they were babies.  These photos are not of them sitting in a field with the wind bowing in their hair hahaha;  these photos are of them at her house with her.  That is how I want them to remember her later on in life.  I want them to be able to remember Nannie's house just as I do and to love it as much as I do.  I hope that we have many years of visiting her but I know that, that is not always the case.  

 

I don't know if they will be able to remember her the way that I do and I don't know if they will remember going to her home and having her shower them with love; the way she always does when we are there.  I don't know if they will remember the way her house smells or how she loves to feed anyone who visits.  They may not remember the overall warmth of her presence; so I try to capture it in a photo.  The way she cradles them in her arms, rocking them ever so gently, not to upset the wee babe.  


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