I keep a list of grandchildren on my Christmas Card list. I started the list so I could remember all their names. This year when I sent my annual Christmas letter, I added a new greatgrand baby to the list. I have a very large family. I have been widowed three times. During each marraige I inherited step children and grandchildren. I am Grandma Nancy to all of them and love each and every one. I remember the births of all but one. She was seven when I married her grandfather. Now she is the beautiful mother of two of my greatgrandchildren -(her eldest is in college. Where do the years go?)
Grandchildren are such a blessing. I said I never understood eternity until I held my first grandchild in my arms. It is a thrill to watch them mature and carry our hopes and dreams into the future.
In my very large blended family I have 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and 1great-greatgrandchild. I have a secret wish. Some Christmas I want to rent a hall big enough to get my entire family together. What a thrill that would be!