One thing that rings true in life is how important family can be. Even when I write, whether on purpose or by happenstance, family will enter into the story. I am blessed to have a six-year-old grandson, a two-year-old grandson, a one-year-old grandson and a granddaughter that’s still in the oven. On top of that, we adopted a family of five, a husband, wife and their three children. This gave us a twelve-year-old grandson, an eight-year-old granddaughter and a nine-year-old granddaughter.
These six children are six different blessings in their own right.
The six-year-old is a savant. He was teaching himself the Russian and Mandarin alphabet at the age of three, knows all the states and capitals, the periodic table of elements and all the countries of the world by their flags. He also loves to break dance.
Our two-year-old grandson envisions himself to be the amazing Spiderman and can do a mean impression of the incredible Hulk that is adorable. He loves his dogs like brothers, has become addicted to Hotwheels, and loves the water.
The youngest just turned one, which means his warranty just expired. He loves to smile, laugh, and carry on all manner of nonsense. He’s just beginning to walk and will reduce a normal adult into a blithering idiot trying to make him react to their antics.
Our twelve-year-old is two IQ points from being a genius. He calls me PaPa as do all the other children. He is definitely a carnivore. Knowing this, one of his Christmas gifts I gave him was pre-cooked bacon. It was one of his favorites. He has a microwave in his room and can nosh on pork belly to his heart’s desire.
The nine-year-old grand-daughter is the aspiring artist one minute and the daring adventurist the next. If she’s not out climbing the nearest tree or trying out a skate board, she’s drawing a masterpiece, trying out a new instrument which she learns by sound, or using her sweet voice to join her beautiful Mom in a song. She’s talented beyond belief.
There’s the amazing, adorable, eight-year-old who sees the world as one big rainbow full of love and sunshine. She loves everyone and everything and laughs at the slightest reason. Everyone who meets her loves her and is inspired by her love of life. She has multiple medical struggles but nothing stops her and she is a blessing to all who know her.
Then, there’s the one yet to be discovered whom I already love as well. She’s negative 3 months, due in October and already giving Mom a hard time. Ultrasound has her looking like her big brother and kicking up a storm. Can’t wait to meet her.
Grandchildren, just another one of Gods great blessings!