Today I waited patiently ( ok just sorta patiently ) by the phone, for my sister-in-law to call and let me know when her 3rd granddaughter was born. The call came around 8:00 a.m. "she's here!", what beautiful words those are. I know that there are babies born every day, but still I am so glad to know that the delivery is over and that each child has arrived safe and sound. When I hear that the baby are mommy are doing well then ... I am a happy camper. I love my nieces and nephews a lot, and so as our family tree keeps getting bigger, Aunt Lynn is grateful. I read this sweet story today and thought how neat it is to be an Aunt or a Grandma. The love you have for these kids is hard to explain, but at least it goes both ways. I don't have any girls with freckles yet but you never know with red heads!
The Eyes of Love- Inspirational Life Story
A grandmother and a little girl whose face was sprinkled with bright red freckles spent the day at the zoo. The children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
'You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!' a boy in the line cried.
Embarrassed, the little girl dropped her head. Her grandmother knelt down next to her. 'I love your freckles,' she said.
'Not me,' the girl replied.
'Well, when I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,' she said, tracing her finger across the child's cheek. 'Freckles are beautiful!'
The girl looked up. 'Really?'
'Of course,' said the grandmother. 'Why, just name me one thing that's prettier than freckles.'
The little girl peered into the old woman's smiling face. 'Wrinkles,' she answered softly.
"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~ Anonymous
"It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into." ~ Terri Guillemets
"A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend." ~Author Unknown
And she is SO precious too! I could have held her for hours. I love this growing family tree thing...it's so fun!
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