Fun filled evening that I'm very Thankful about

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Two years ago this month we had our family grow a little.  My daughter met and became friends with Tasha and her five babies... and one night she needed a sitter and My Abigail volunteered me. I was a little out of practice so I took Donald along.  We instantly fell in love with them. 

They have been in our lives since and we enjoy time them about once a month. We've had movie dates, dinner dates, ball games and just all their birthday parties. I even took them trick or treating this year. 

I know that we've been a blessing in their lives, but the best part is what a wonderful blessing they are in mine. First, kids keep you young. Second they have big hearts that are full of love.  They are out of school all week so tonight we had dinner with them.  And they ate great so we took them across the street for frozen yogurt after-wards. We had the best time. 

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I love this story, Tammy Lankford, and that Abigail is so adorable - I see so much of you in her eyes!  

Nov 21, 2016 01:37 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell that's Tasha, the kids mom. LOL  She's one of my "adopted" daughters... so I guess she can look like me too. 

Nov 21, 2016 01:44 PM #2
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Good morning, Debbie... loved this story... goes to show family extends way beyond blood lines. You are so lucky to have this family in your life.

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It is wonderful that you all found each other!

Nov 21, 2016 08:13 PM #4
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I love the post. Thank you for sharing the inspirational story.

Nov 21, 2016 08:35 PM #5
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I have enjoyed reading your posts about them and I can tell that they bring you a lot of joy, as you do to their lives as well.

Nov 21, 2016 09:59 PM #6
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 I take care of my grandkids at least once a week and I know how they can go five different ways and the wink of an eye Tammy Lankford, . I'm glad you took Donald along. 

Nov 21, 2016 11:54 PM #7
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This is a wonderful story, Tammy, and exemplies the idea of "interdependence" and how that enriches our lives.

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Some people are meant to have a lot of children and some are not, I suspect. I can recall being 24 and realizing my mother had 4 kids by that age and shaking my head in disbelief, considering myself fortunate that I was not following in her footsteps.

5 young kids so close in age would be handful for anybody, but I can certainly see the attraction. Plus, like you say, you can send them home after playtime, and that probably makes a big difference.

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Thanks Nina Hollander 

Kat Palmiotti I think so too.  Those kids help keep Donald and I young and and I know we enrich their lives too. 

Gita Bantwal I love time with them.  They always lift me up.

Nov 22, 2016 01:09 AM #10
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Brian England a prime example of how rewarding "giving" can be.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I certainly think their mom is a rock star

Lottie Kendall very true.  I get so much for their sweet innocense and kindness.

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I think I should have had more.  But life gave me Abigail and then I was led to be blessed with so many more in my path that I claim and love as my own.  There have been the dozens I've come to love as mine with 5 years of teaching Sunday School.  The step children that I just call my own kids. Tasha and her 5 babies and actually last year I just sort of adopted a client who is young enough to be my daughter who now refers to me as her "GA mom".  Family can be by birth or chosen. I feel like I have all those dozens of kids I was meant to love.

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Aw, what a nice story. So glad you have all come into each other's lives. Something special to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing Tammy!

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Sometimes "family" comes from outside the lineage! Good for all of you lovin' each other. Look at those happy faces!

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