Like most grandparents, we are both completely enamored with our grandchildren. They make us smile and laugh, and have a knack for bringing joyous, proud, and sentimental tears to our eyes.
Being around a child awakens that childlike spirit in us. Come on, they beckon, it's time to play! Most young children see us as another playmate, not a person of any particular age.
We didn't expect our grandchildren to be spread around the country as they are now, but life happens. Suffice to say, we spend most of our free time on visits to see them. After all, we like to play too.
Two of our grandsons, Sage and Addie, who live in Juneau, are lucky guys. To say they live in a magnificent area rife with adventures is an understatement. It also helps that my son and his wife own a guide company. They also take frequent trips as a family to explore the world.
Our California family lives in Danville, just outside of San Francisco. They are still adjusting a bit, as my son started a new job in January of last year. The Bay area is remarkably different than Bend, Oregon. However, all three grandchildren, Skyler, Connor, and Holden are actively participating in a variety of sports and have made plenty of friends.
Our daughter lives in Golden. Raegan, the youngest granddaughter, is a true mini-me of her mother. She is filled with spunk and sparkle and sweetness, all at once. Gymnastics, swimming, and pre-school are the focus for her these days. Although, as an avid fan of Elsa and Anna, the new Frozen 2 movie, and the subsequent toys and marketing products, will likely become a big distraction soon.
We are so grateful and thankful for all of our beautiful grandchildren, each one a special gift.
Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for this wonderful 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.