Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Week of Thanks--giving

Two days to Thanksgiving Day. . .giving thanks everyday.

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

Today I am thankful for generations of dots that connect the lines of my life:  my three children, my four grandchildren, and, as of 2:22 a.m. yesterday, my first great-grandchild.  I am also thankful for the dots that came before me to create a continuous line, my great-grandparents who were gone before I existed, my grandparents, three of whom were still alive and I grew up knowing and caring about, and my parents, particularly my mother.

The birth yesterday of Aubree also made me reminisce about this new great-granddaughter’s connections to the extraordinary women who came before her in our family: my strong grandmothers, Mabel and Lempi; my talented Mom, Martha; smart daughter Kelle; and sweet pea grand-daughter Mary. And to think that Aubree has the same sort of line of connection through her mother Allison! When I found the quote I thought “Wow, Ms. Wyse has already put into perfect words what I have been thinking.”

Aubree yesterday – just a few hours old! Before she was born I called her “Miss Baby Girl.”  Maybe this name will stick?


The dots are not all girls.  Grandson Jorden and his new daughter.


This is Papa with our three youngest grandchildren, Stanley, Mary and Will.  Our nickname for these three talented youn’uns is “The Little Ones.”

Gary and I are very sure that God blessed us with the best grandchildren in the world!


Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6 ESV.  Ok, I admit I have a teeny little issue with this bible verse. . . I just don’t feel like an aged grandparent.

One thankful Grammie!


  1. Congratulations on your very first -- gasp! -- great-grandchild! You're a very young Grammie, indeed! And you're very blessed!

  2. Yes, Congratulations on your first great-grandchild! Grandkids are the best! (And greats-!)
    I was looking for that verse the other day, and couldn't find it. I'll be sure to write it down.

  3. I cannot believe you are a great grandmother. You are too young. I do have to say that is one beautiful baby girl.