Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great-Grandma's Love

 On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, I snapped these two pictures of my daughter and my grandmother.  I knew they were "good" pictures, but it wasn't until I uploaded them and could see them on a larger screen that I saw the precious expressions of love that I captured.

My grandmother, Susannah's Great-Grandma, is 91 years old (she will be 92 in February).  Susannah is 2 (she will be 3 in March).  89 years is a really big age gap.  Yet the love and tenderness that is evident in these pictures puts a teary-eyed ache in my heart every. single. time. I look at them.

I love Grandma's happy smile in the first picture.  I love how Susannah was automatically gentle and careful with her Great-Grandma, yet did not hesitate to climb up on her lap to visit, show Grandma her Bearie and Blankie, and spend several minutes just snuggled in Grandma's lap.  Grandma seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.  I don't know if Susannah will remember doing this, but I know I will always remember watching this happen.

My only regret from that day is not getting a picture of Grandma with Sylvia.  Lord willing, I plan to remedy that at Christmas-time.  These pictures I will treasure for the rest of my life, and I'm guessing that Susannah will, to.


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

These are really great pictures! You do a good job helping your girls visit Grandma. I know she treasures it, even if it is just at the time, since probably she doesn't remember it for long.

One correction: Grandma is 91, and will turn 92 in February (she was born in 1921). Other people make the same mistake about her age.

yuko said... [Reply to comment]

hello im yuko from japan. i found ur blog while net surfing. i just wanna say these are sweet pictures!!
and it makes me wanna see my grandma! thank you!