Thankful to Have My Grandsons

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have to include my 2 grandsons, even if a later post will be for the family. They are special to me as they bring me a joy that I had never expected to have as I have no children of my own. In them, I get to appreciate the opportunity to spend time with someone who's lifestyle and future I have a chance to mold, hopefully to a positive.

The eldest is Grandson Nicholas, Nick.  He is the son of my wife's son, who died when Nicholas was only 18 months old.  We did not always have the easiest access to him, but as he got older and started to drive, he found time to meet and spend time with his grandmother and myself.

On several occasions when we were in his company and he would see a friend, he would let that friend know that we were his grandparents.

He is finishing up his college studies with the intent on getting into marketing.  With his drive and energy, he should be a natural.



The second grandson, Raphael, has graced my AR blog in the past. That could be for any number of things, most having to do with us seeing him more often and having more input into his young life. He has become my good buddy and he really enjoys doing stuff with Papa Ed.


He is a joy and so much fun.  He loves so spend time outside and as I so often have things to do in the yard, he enjoys working in the yard with me, as well as the time spent playing baseball, his greatest love, as well as some soccer and even a trip or two to the driving range to hit some golf balls.

At 7 his mind is sharp, and we (I),  need to watch what we say for fear of it coming back as an 'on no' later on.

He likes his sports and when I am watching something sits down to take an active interest in the game.

I so hope his future is bright and that we can get to see a lot of it as he grows older, but none of us know how far our time card stretches.



For these 2 young men, I am so grateful, and cherish the times I have with both of them.


This is a post for the Thanksgiving 2016 Challenge



Thankful to Have My Grandsons


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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Ed and what a wonderful write about your grandsons ...

Nov 20, 2016 03:40 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a nice post about your grandsons.  I enjoyed reading it.  Happy Sunday.  A

Nov 20, 2016 04:30 AM #2
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - I love this story of the boys. You make an excellent role model and the fact that you have embraced them as your own is admirable. It's one of the most beautiful stories I read by you and you are truly an AR treasure. 

Nov 20, 2016 04:36 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed - you can really be proud of your two grandsons.  I hope you get to see them for holidays.

Nov 20, 2016 06:46 AM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed grandkids are a blessing.  My granddaughter has made my life more special than I could have imagined.  We are blessed.

Nov 20, 2016 08:25 AM #5
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Ed that is so sweet. Your love of your family truly is awesome and we thank you for sharing this with us.

Nov 20, 2016 11:14 AM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a blessing having Nick and Raphael in your life! They are handsome boys, like their Papa!

Nov 21, 2016 11:06 PM #7
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Grandchildren are so very special Ed. Raphael is such a handsome fellow who is growing up way too fast!

Nov 22, 2016 04:01 PM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What a wonderful post and it shows what a good grandfather you are, too. Raphael looks like he is very inquisitive and lots of good company to you and your wife.

Nov 24, 2016 04:02 PM #9
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