What is so amazing about that?
Pictured is my Aunt Nell (97), my Mom (78), my Aunt Ruth (83), my Aunt Jean (96) and my Uncle Allen (88). What a sweet blessing for them to all still have each other. I imagine that has a lot to do with their longevity (well that, and some good genes!)
It was so much fun to spend time talking with them, listening to stories, laughing a lot and just being challenged to embrace life to the fullest with every single breath.
Between them, they have raised 10 children, doted on 23 grandchildren and a continually rising count of 9 great grandchildren. They have loved on many, many more children through teaching, ministry and friendship. They all have incredibly generous hearts and have made such an impact on their communities.
I fell particularly blessed to be their niece and daughter. To have so many adults invest in you over your lifetime is a gift that is beyond description. I have literally hundreds of memories that involve these special people. They have all shaped who I am in numerous ways.
They have loved on my girls and given me incredible support and advice. They have given me more than I could ever repay ~ so I choose to pay it forward. To love others big and to live each moment of my life with great JOY.
What a beautiful heritage
I have been given.
I am truly grateful!