Grandchildren are a real blessing!

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Real Estate Agent 0225218019

Having grandchildren is definitely a blessing. When I learned that my daughter was expecting, I made the decision to move from Amelia Island, Florida to Williamsburg, Va.  I lived in Williamsburg from 2003 through 2011, but after going through a divorce, I chose to move back to Amelia Island where I had roots, family and friends.  At the time, my daughter was also planning to relocate to Florida.  Before that happened, she met the love of her life here in Williamsburg. They soon married and started a family. 

 

When I learned they were expecting I made the choice to move here to be close to my "soon to be born grandchild" and help my daughter with him.  

 

Graham was born June 2, 2015 and Layla joined the family on September 18, 2016.

 

Being "Nana" to these two has been the source of many blessings. 

 

Recently, I joined the family to see a local production of "Disney on Ice".  One of the movies that was featured was "Frozen".  Layla, on the right, and her cousin, Grace were dressed as Anna and Elsa.  (You may notice that Layla is also holding one of her brother's hot wheel cars!)

Anna and Elsa

 

Graham was happy that the movie "Cars" was also featured so he saw Lightening McQueen!

 

 

Posted by

Sybil Campbell, REALTOR®, ABR, SFR, SRES

Long and Foster, REALTORS®

(757) 876-0140

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Comments (22)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Soooo great to see you back, Sybil. I was just thinking about you the other day and hoping all was well at your end since you hadn't been visible here in the Rain for a while. Meantime, great photo... loved it!

Nov 20, 2018 05:40 AM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Sweet! I'm going through this now. My daughter lives in SC and just got married in April. If and when they decide to have a family, I'll be moving to SC. I've lived in VA my entire life so that will be a transition to me for sure. Even if they don't have a family, I'm still planning to move when my husband retired (3.5 years and counting). My daughter is an only child and wants us to move down.

Nov 20, 2018 06:27 AM
Mark and Laura Anderson
Realty Group - White Bear Lake, MN
Common Name - Uncommon Service

Was just talking about this the other day with the mother of my daughter's boyfriend.  The kids just bought a house in Michigan (guess she's not coming home anytime soon) and I've been told that a proposal is forth coming. When grandchildren appear on the scene and we pray they do, there will be some hard thoughts about moving to Ann Arbor - Anyone know a good Real Estate Professional??  

Nov 20, 2018 06:34 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that you made the right choice to be close to your grandchildren, my Mom would certainly do the same!

Nov 20, 2018 06:39 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I agree with you Lise Howe.  They are really sweet. 

Nov 20, 2018 11:42 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thanks Sheila Anderson. they are cute little cousins !

Nov 20, 2018 11:43 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Nina Hollander, I got busy with life and forgot how much fun blogging could be and what a nice diversion it is. 

Nov 20, 2018 11:44 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Anne Corbin, I think you will like South Carolina.  It's not too terribly far from Virginia and has a lot to offer.   

Nov 20, 2018 11:45 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

WOW it would be hard for this southern girl to move to Michigan no matter how cute the grandchildren Mark and Laura Anderson

Nov 20, 2018 11:47 AM
Mark and Laura Anderson

Sybil, we are in Minnesota where it's winter nearly six months out of 12.  Michigan would be like a paradise vacation spot.  They get snow but they don't get the bitter cold that we get.  We'll see how it goes.  Right now I'd be happy if they get married.

Nov 20, 2018 05:14 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I had some friends and a church here so moving back was not a difficult Brian England 

Nov 20, 2018 11:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sybil, Grandchildren are so great to have around, ours are in Ohio but we talk everyweek and see them twice a year.

 

Nov 20, 2018 12:03 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Will Hamm, It is nice being so close to them, our houses are about 15 minutes apart! 

Nov 20, 2018 12:06 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Sybil Campbell, you certainly made the right decision. If you're able to be close to your children and grandchildren, why not? I love the picture.

Nov 20, 2018 03:58 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sybil,  Thanks for telling this sweet story.  I am waiting for grandchildren, and wonder if I will be moving to be close to them.  

Nov 20, 2018 06:44 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thanks Beth Atalay. I'm sure I made the right decision but I do miss the warm weather in Florida. 

Nov 21, 2018 11:02 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Bob Crane, It is a decision that a lot of grandparents are making currently. 

Nov 21, 2018 11:03 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You are having such fun being in the day to day lives of your grandchildren. They are precious indeed.

Nov 30, 2018 08:56 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Debbie Reynolds,    

It really is great being in their day to day lives, but I certainly understand now why God gives us our children when we are young! 

Nov 30, 2018 01:23 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Such sweethearts, and a great reason to relocate Sybil.  -Kasey

Dec 08, 2018 07:45 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I don't regret being here and being actively involved in my two younger grandchildrens' lives!

Dec 11, 2018 07:44 PM