January 26, 2008

I Love You!

So this is my Grandma Rheta, on her honeymoon in 1952! What a doll! I'm one of those lucky girls that got to grow up knowing both sets of my grandparents, and they were all wonderful, amazing people. They were also very young. When I was in my early childhood, my grandma and grandpa were in their late 40's. I always had a great relationship with them.

My mom's parents made the choice when I was quite young that they wanted to be closer to us kids (we were their only grandkids) - and so they made a move to purchase a house 7 doors down from us. It was one of the best experiences of my life, having my grandparents so close on hand. They were very involved in our lives and took such good care of all of us. They still do! Even though they live in California, I try to make it home so I can see them and we talk on the phone, send cards, etc. They are active and lively and more than anything, love to laugh and have a good time! I am just so grateful to have them in my life and to have had the opportunity to have a relationship with them as an adult. What a blessing!

Happy Birthday Grandma - I love you x's 1,000,000,000,000

P.S. Love you too Grandpa, if you're reading this!! A bushel and a peck and a hug around your neck, hug around your neck, made my heart a wreck about you...about you!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful grandparents truly are a blessing!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Grandma...
Love it..
I know what you mean about Grandparents.. I was one of those lucky girls too..

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Grandma from another Grandma...I only hope that I have been as good a Grandma as you have been and my grandkids love me as much as your's do you!!!! Keep up the Great Love.....Linda

Anonymous said...

Christie, you're the best!!
Love to you Mom on your special day, you have many people that love you very much!
All my love

Headmeister said...

WOW - what a pic!!! Happy b-day to your grandma!