Saturday, August 1, 2009

Another Your Gonna Miss This Moment

Each Saturday, Pam over at Your Gonna Miss This, hosts this meme. I really like this meme, because it really makes me look at the little things in life, the moments that are usually taken for granted and capture them to be remembered for always!

While back in Michigan, we were fortunate enough to visit with 2 of the boys' 3 great grandmas! Here is Ryan's grandma (his mom's mom) with the boys and Gramma (Ryan's mom!). She lives in Florida for the winter, but summers up in Michigan. The boys and I were able to have dinner with her while we were at Ryan's parents house. We don't see her that often, so when we do, it is very special!

We were also very fortunate to be able to visit with my Nannie. I have posted about her before; she is 89 years old and lives in an assisted living center close to my parents in Michigan due to Alzheimer's and Dementia. Her mind is not that great, but she holds her own and is able to get around in her wheel chair with the best of them! She enjoys eating with the other residents in the dining room, playing Bingo 3 times a week, and going to the church service every Sunday.

My Mom, Nannie & Me

The boys, me and Nannie.
While home in Michigan I think it is very important that the boys were able to see and interact with their grandparents and great grandmas. I want them to be able to remember and talk about them. I want them to be able to remember when they laughed and had fun with them. I will make sure they will have every opportunity to be able to visit with them when we visit Michigan. They are very fortunate to have 3 great grandmas; we weren't able to visit with Ryan's other grandma while we were there, but next June she will be 100 years old and a huge family reunion is in the works!!
I am gonna miss the day that the boys will only be able to look at pictures to remember and talk about their Nannie and Great Grandma's, so for now, I will make sure that they have the opportunity to see and interact with them when we visit Michigan.
For more Your Gonna Miss This moments, visit Pam.


Alicia said...

I know what you mean! My grandparents on my mom's side came to visit last summer, and I wanted to make sure the kids got to see them as much as possible!

He & Me + 3 said...

Yes, I will miss that too. I am just sad that they never got to meet my Dad's parents. My kids do love Great Grammie. So glad that your boys got to see them both while visiting.

Stacy said...

My kids love their Granny and Papa!!! I wish they could have meet my grandparents but they both passed before the kids were born. And Zoe barely remembers my mom because she was only 10 months old when she passes. But we still talk about nana (my mom) all the time. That is awesome that they have so many great grands!!!

Michelle said...

Stacy, I love reading your blog! Your posts are always so sweet and real to life! Take Care, Michelle

christy rose said...

My kids only got to be a part of one of their great grand parent's lives, my mom's mom. She died about 5 years ago. Up until then, we regularly saw her and weekly got together for lunch at my mom's house. At that time, I was homeschooling so we had a lot of freedom in our day. We would save that whole day and hang out with Grandma. We would all play games, usually Yahtzee and Scrabble, most of the day. It is a great memory that my kids have with her.

Stephanie said...

How awesome!!!!!! I love those pictures....and it's great that they were able to make some memories while they were there!

I think it's awesome that she will be turning great grandmother just turned 95 and she amazes me!!!!

Tim said...

I just changed my post just for you. Go check it out!

Love and Prayers,


E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got to see them both and that you captured those moments in pictures! That will help preserve the memories for the boys. =0)

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Tim said...

Glad you liked the update! Did that one just for you my friend!

Love and Prayers,


Mocha Momma said...

Awe, what a special, special time. You will miss these moments. Thank God for pictures and our mrmories.

Pam said...

Great Moment!! So special to spend time like that!! thanks for linking up! (and what was your comment to Tim? I missed that!)

Robyn said...

That is wonderful family times. I'm glad you and your family got to see the Grandma's! It makes me miss mine so much! My Great Grandma was my world when I was younger, she passed on in 2001 at the age of 93.

Under the Florida Sun said...

Aw. Great post.
My grandmother - my girls GG - got to see them when they were little - but now all we have is pictures and videos. But the videos are great because they can see her loving on them in person!!

Beautiful post!!

Mocha Momma said...

Our church is so small we all usually take our kids out there or carpool a few kids out.

I like to see where my kids are and get a feel for the site and the counselor.

I'm sure if our church had a larger group going we would use the church van.

I hope H feels better too. It's menses that has her feeling under the weather. That should pass soon.

And the weather is suppose to cool down Thursday which would be nice for them.