Christmas 2008

February 7th, 2009

Christmas 2008 has come and gone.  WOW!  Christmas is a great time to be with family especially when there are Grandchildren involved.

This Christmas, we traveled to the home of two of my grandsons.  When we arrived, we gathered around the table and had a wonderful breakfast.  After breakfast, we started opening presents.  The baby is too young to remember this Christmas, but at one month of age this is expected.

Big brother is 2.5 years old and may well remember this Christmas.  He is very interested in trains and is always pointing out choo-choo tracks.  This Christmas he received Thomas the Train pieces and parts and was every excited about every present he received.  I must have taken thousands of photos (well maybe only a hundred or so).  He was excited about all his presents, but the trains seems to be a big hit with him.

We returned home and started preparing the mid-day meal; I setup the table I had made and attached many wooden train track pieces.  When  my daughter and son-in-law arrived with the two boys, we ate the mid-day meal.  When the meal was finished, the older boy was taken to the new train table.  Now he has his own table to use with Thomas and Friends and any other vehicle he wants to put on the table.

I know Christmas is not about gifts, but the joy of watching the grandsons is wonderful.  If I as a mere human enjoy watching my young grandsons, imagine the joy God had watching his only begotten son.

Grandchildren are “GRAND”

December 6th, 2008

In May of 2006, I became a Grandfather. As the birth of my first grandchild approached, I really didn’t know what to expect. I guess I just thought another person would be added to the family. WOW, was I ever wrong.

When they put that new little boy in my arms, it seems he reached inside – grabbed my heart – and then said “Got you grandpa!” Everything changed. Instead of every day being similar to the day before, there was always something new happening. It still amazes me how tired I can be, and when he meets me at the door, suddenly I feel energized.

November of 2007, my second grandson was born, and I had a better idea about what was going to happen.  Once again, a little man reached inside and grabbed my heart, and once again, life was changed.

This month, my third grandson was born and he has also grabbed my heart.  This little man is less than one week old and he came into this world wide-eyed and ready for everything.

Future messages in this category will tell more about these amazing young men and comment on how they affect my life.

The Beginning

December 2nd, 2008

This is the beginning of what I hope is a long term communication with everyone about life in general. Sometimes I will wax eloquent about things I enjoy, and other times this will be a location to complain to the world in general.