Cherishing Precious Moments: A Gratitude Post for My Grandchildren

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

There's no better moment than now to pen and share my very first gratitude post, as part of the November Gratitude Challenge, graciously hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. My heart brims with appreciation for my grandchildren (all 5 of them), and their presence in my life is a constant source of joy.

It all began when Sheri Sperry - MCNE® posted about her grandson Tristan and shared photos of Tristan in his Halloween costumes from years gone by. Her photos tugged at my heart strings and I felt a wave of inspiration.

Living in the vibrant city of Austin has its own set of charms, but the true magic lies in having the privilege of sharing this town with Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett. I have three other grandchildren that I shared in their growing up experiences, so this is like Deja vu! Another generation to be a part of. The other three are grown and two living in NYC. I still love texting, talking and seeing them!

I just received snapshots of Hudson and Beckett's costumes for this year, where they transformed into characters from the movie Space Jam: A New Legacy, embodying members of the Tune Squad.

 

Taking a stroll down memory lane, I couldn't help but smile at the array of costumes they've donned in the past few years. Their creativity knows no bounds, and each Halloween brings forth new, exciting characters and themes. Their infectious spirit and zest for dressing up never fail to make me smile.

As they grow and flourish, I relish the role I play in their lives, from attending their various sporting events to sharing in their achievements. However, there's a bittersweet note in my gratitude, for I can't help but wish that PawPaw were here to witness the remarkable strides they've made.

Family, for me, is an immeasurable treasure, and I consider myself truly blessed to have mine close by, enriching my life with their love and presence.

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse

“A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Unknown

“Grandchildren: my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.” – Unknown

“Your children are your rainbows and your grandchildren are your pot of gold.” – Unknown

“Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we’re really here for.” — Janet Lanese

“With your own children, you love them immediately― and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same.” ― Kevin Whately

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Comments (40)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ..I appreciate your comments.

Nov 04, 2023 08:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC ..I appreciated you stopping by and your comments.

Nov 04, 2023 08:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes they are Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Nov 04, 2023 08:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets ..they are really creative kids!

Nov 04, 2023 08:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Will Hamm ,

Thank you for commenting and I've just set my clocks back for the evening!

Nov 04, 2023 08:17 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I love spending time with them Carol Williams . It won't be long and they will be too busy with their friends!

Nov 04, 2023 08:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm sure he is Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . He so loved his grandkids and really wanted to be around longer to be here with them.

Nov 04, 2023 08:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Kathy Streib 

How exciting you went to their baby shower this afternoon! So exciting for your family.....another little one to love!

Nov 04, 2023 08:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Way to fast Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Nov 04, 2023 08:22 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Aura Alex ..It doesn't take long to get hooked! They grow up so fast..it's like a blink of an eye!

Nov 04, 2023 08:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ..I couldn't agree more....grands bring so much joy into our lives!

Nov 04, 2023 08:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Seven grandchildren...that is a lot. The more the merrier! Its fun to see their each unique self!

Nov 04, 2023 08:25 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's certainly no secret that you have a close relationship with all of your grandchildren and I love that you share them with us in the Rain!

Nov 05, 2023 05:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Brian England !!

Nov 05, 2023 10:54 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Grandchildren are such a blessing! I enjoy watching yours grow!

Nov 05, 2023 01:46 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

You and your grands are all so blessed to have each other close-by and so involved in one another's' lives, Dorie. I can't believe how these two have grown - and how quickly! Savor every moment - I know you will - as you add precious memories for future trips down memory lane!

Thank you so much for such a beautiful entry in this month's challenge! Can't wait for your next ones!

Nov 06, 2023 05:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

Such a fun post and a stroll down memory lane for Halloween with Beckett and Hudson. I enjoyed seeing all the costumes...you are indeed blessed to have them close by and such a big part of your life!

Jeff

Nov 06, 2023 03:32 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Hannah Williams ,

Grandchildren are such a blessing but they grow up so fast!

Nov 06, 2023 07:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

I just can'[t believe how fast they are growing up the years are just flying by!

Nov 06, 2023 07:29 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS !

Nov 06, 2023 07:30 PM