Friday, July 17, 2009

Five Generations of Girls

We leave with the U-Haul for Spokane in two more days. Then Dee and Riley leave our home for Pittsburgh next Thursday, fly to Spokane next Sunday. This was our last chance to get a five generation picture of the girls. Even if Brandon, Dee and Riley get back home for Christmas, we aren't sure if Grandma will still be around. So this is my Grandma, the great-great-grandmother of Riley, Riley, of course, sitting on her lap. My mother on the left, me, and Diana. We never thought this picture would ever be possible. I have two brothers, two sons, and until May 30, two grandsons. Grandma is not doing well at all, so we were so happy to be able to take Riley to her in the nursing home for her to hold. Grandma doesn't like her picture taken, but she was very willing to cooperate on this one. It was very sweet.

Look at these two beautiful girls, 93 years apart, looking at each other. Such a precious moment.
Great-great Grandpa loves babies, even though we had to remind him that this was his great-great grand-daughter. And he couldn't remember her name. But this didn't stop him from singing every song he knew to her. Very loud I might add. Nobody minded. You can't help but smile with tears in your eyes.


I realize how lucky I am and I'm thankful for such a blessed family.

I am cleaning and packing today. We pick up and load the U-Haul tomorrow. My Bob and I truck it on out of here Sunday morning. I will see my beautiful baby next Sunday in Spokane and then have to leave my son and his family next Monday morning. Too hard to think about.

If I don't get a chance to get on a computer before then, I'll cry on all your shoulders after July 27th.

15 comments:

Stacey said...

What beautiful pictures. I am glad you got the picture of all 5 generations. That will be a treasure to keep!

Laura said...

What a wonderful photograph! You hang in there. We are all in the phase of ups and downs it seems, but life is so good and the blessings are amazing.

Laura

DJan said...

Oh Nina,my heart goes out to you. Such a wonderful picture, but so poignant at the same time, because, as you say, it might be the last chance you have to see this.

I will be thinking about you on your journey across the country, and hoping that you have a great time while doing it. And I look forward to reading about it! Big virtual hugs!

Rae said...

What a beautiful family potrait. The baby is precious. Yes it is good you got this photo. Life changes so quickly.

Nancy said...

Those pictures are so precious! And I just loved the part where great grandpa sings songs to the baby. Lovely memories. Have a safe trip. And enjoy the journey.

SquirrelQueen said...

Nina,
The photos are beautiful, what a wonderful moment with all of you together.

Have a safe trip to Spokane, and enjoy the drive. Hopefully Spokane isn't as hot as we are, Walla Walla is forcast for over a hundred today.

Hugs,
Judy

MzzLily said...

How wonderful to get that photo! I have a 5 generation portrait when my 1st grand was around 4. The last picture I have with Gramma and grandkids, my mom was not here. She lived in FL then. It was Gramma's 100th birthday party! She died less than 1 month later. The photo has me, my daughter and the two oldest grands... and, of course, Gramma with her birthday party hat on!

I'll be praying for your safe trip. It will be so quiet when you get home!

Vee said...

Hi Nina! I'm just stopping by to say thank you for your recent visits and I find this precious post. What a legacy you enjoy! And what a darling grandbaby. I often say that it is a unique blessing to be a grandmother myself who still enjoys the company of her own grandmother. I'm so glad that the great-greats relented and allowed a photo to be taken. The wee one will so appreciate that one day. What sweet memories you all created that day.

Brenda said...

I've got strong shoulders, so come on and cry. How do you stay in such good shape? It almost seems a non sequitur to see you, and your blog be named Grandma Nina!
Brenda

California Girl said...

Very impressive family gathering. I know what you mean about whether or not Great Grandma will still be around. Of course, I thought that about my father at that age and he lived to be 97!!

Alotta longevity in yours and my families.

btw, you do NOT look 51. Wow!

Snooty Primadona said...

Wow! That is amazing that you could get FIVE generations of family, much less all women, for a photo op. You are indeed, a blessed woman. I also loved it that Grandpa sang all the songs he knew... that must have taken some time!

Anyway... JUST PRECIOUS!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this picture. Very special. Very, very special. Beautiful women. I love Grandmas. And Great Grandmas. And Great Great Grandmas : )

Rae said...

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Connie said...

Yes, I have a comment. I loved those pictures so much with the grandparents and the new baby. Doesn't it just touch your heart ?I'm slipping in as we are on the 27th and I hope you are ok. Everyone has to get on with their life, but you will all fid a way to reunite again and soon,, I hope.
Beautiful pictures... I'm teary.....

kimmcl said...

Hi Nina! I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog. I loved seeing pictures of your beautiful family - you are very blessed!
Kim

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