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