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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The gifts of grandparenting

Today I want to show you how much Stefan resembles his Mamma.  Here he is at 5 months.

And here is a photo of Bianca at around the same age.  The photo was scanned after it was in an album that wasn't acid free and that is why the photo is spotty.
We now have six grandchildren and I can honestly say that no other life event changes a person more than become a grandparent.  I remember how fierce and strict DH and I were with our young children and we have become marshmallows when our grandchildren arrived.  I believe that we have our children in some of the most stressful years of our lives.  A period when we are building our careers, building our marriages and meeting so many financial demands that all we take home to our children is irritation and stress.  When our grandchildren arrives we are older and wiser. We are financially more secure and we have time. 

We have a chance to do better with our grandchildren than we may have done with our children.  We are indeed blessed.

xx

22 comments:

  1. Lynette, we don't have children of our own, but I just know you have spoken very true words here. The resemblance is amazing.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  2. Gosh, they could be twins.

    I must say, i think parents of today are a wee bit less strict that when I was grwoing up. I know that I will be the ultimate spoiling granny know - the one that the kids always want to be with because they know they'll manage to twist my arm no matter what!

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  3. Scarily, I'm less strict than my parents were :)

    I love how you've become a marshmallow with these precious blessings and YES, they're twins!

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  4. The resemblance is striking! He is beautiful!
    It is a blessing to have so many grandchildren! You are lucky!

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  5. I love the comparison!!! So BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  6. Aww what a little darling!! They are so much alike its incredible. Actually I saw that same with my girls as babies. Very striking family resemblance. I cannot imagine what it would be like to have grand kids. Must be wonderful!! Still I am very much willing to wait a few more years as the girls are still being educated at different schools .-) No rush!TFS!

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  7. Precious. Quite a likeness.

    How are you doing ... your previous post was interesting to read. Hope things resolve soon.

    Hugsz

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  8. Wow! Very much alike. Both are beautiful babes!

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  9. They have a similar look....their eyes, such beautiful children.
    I also love been a grandparent, but I'm strict! So dislike rude and naughty kids, so tell mine off.....hahahah the horrible Nana!

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  10. How sweet Lynette!! Definitely a very close resemblance!! :) I think Madison is a little mini me and her baby photos resemble mine very closely.

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  11. Quite a wonderful resemblance!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  12. I so agree with you Lynette! I can't wait for grandkids!!

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  13. Wow, their eyes, beautiful. So special the bond with grandparents. I get very sad when I see how "absent" the grandmother is in both my girls's life. x

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  14. Wow, what a resemblence! Could be the very same child!

    Hunter always says that he became a parent so that he can one day be a grandparent. We have great plans for our very future grandchildren.

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  15. Yes, becoming a grandparent has been a true blessing from God! Love every precious moment with my granddaughter, Ava!

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  16. I'm having a tiny problem I can't seem to be able to subscribe your feed, I'm using google reader by the way.

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  17. Oh wow, they could just be twin, precious!!!!!

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  18. Oh dear, they could be twins :) Lovely picture.

    Thanks for helping me understand one issue that had always bugged me: why grandparents are such "mush" in dealing with their grand kids.

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  19. Awwww, such SWEET photos and what an AMAZING comparison! I believe you about the Grandparenting! I can't wait for one day to be less stressed and financially secure, lol, to enjoy those beautiful Grand babies! :)

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  20. Oh wow...they are identical!

    Oh you are so right, my parents let my nephews get away with murder. The only thing is, they swear blind that they were like that with us....yeah...right ;-)

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  21. How fun to see those photos side-by-side. I do see a resemblance.

    I think you are a wonderful grandma!

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  22. Gosh yes, they are twins!
    My parents have definitely become softer with their grandchildren. Goodness me, my kids get away with EVERYTHING! Also, my parents just have more time to BE with them. I think it makes all the difference in the world.

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