Jul 1, 2017

Is This Normal?

I often wonder at the joy that my family brings my husband and me. Because we hear most frequently about the problems and heartache that families endure, I wonder...are we normal?

This is a big week in our family and has been for more years than I can count. But this week it is even bigger and better.

Our grandson is home for the weekend with our beautiful granddaughter-in-law and THEY ARE SLEEPING IN OUR HOUSE! He is in the Marines so we are extra thankful to have him home. And...she is pregnant with our second great-grandchild.

Holy moly, it seems like a dream too good to even come true. We woke us this morning and there they were sitting on our couch. Before long our daughter and husband walked in the front door and we all had breakfast crowded around my round table.

Day after tomorrow our son and his family will fly in from Dubai. We will have a picnic that evening and our youngest son's wife (the professional photographer) will take a picture of us all. There will be twenty or so of us. We have been taking the group picture since the olders were the youngers.

So is this normal?

Have a wonderful 4th of July and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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8 comments:

DJan said...

If it's not normal, it sure should be! Wonderful photos, and I look forward to seeing the 2017 version. :-)

retirementreflections said...

I agree with DJan. If your family should be a model for others. I also look forward to seeing the 2017 pic!

Dinata Misovec said...

You are so blessed with grands and great-grands!

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

Me too...stay tuned!

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

We count our blessing and know that in life nothing is a certainty. We count every day!

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

I will post new pictures soon!

Nancy said...

I just discovered your blog today. I am newly retired from a long career in the medical field and I am slowly finding my way. We lived in Portland Oregon for about 10 years in the 80's. Our two sons were born there, we moved back to Northern NY to raise them near family but we still pine for the great Pacific Northwest and our wonderful friends there. We now live in Missouri and our sons have settled here as well, so to us thankfully you are "normal"! We have one beautiful Grandson so far and we are hoping for more! I am looking forward to reading more from you!

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

Isn't it lovely to be near family? We only stay in PDX for around 6 months a year. Our health demands a warmer/dryer climate so the winter month find us in Arizona.

Come back soon.

b+

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