A Tribute To Grandparents...


Grandma & Grandpa

Ever since the day I was born.
You have nurtured me with love and kindness.
You have been someone I can believe in,
And someone I can depend upon.
In this world I am just staring to understand.
And it's important to me that you know
How grateful that I am,
For all that you give to me,
For all that you teach me,
And for the strength I will always have,
Because of you, grandma & grandpa.

~Author Unknown


MJ with her Grandma June





And her Grandma Audree...



Grandmas are earth angels
Grandmas are just ancient little girls
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting
Grandmothers are angels in training.



Morgan Saville with her grandparents just a few minutes after she was born.  Grandma kept trying to get hold of Morgan, but Granddaddy would not let go of her....



Morgan and Grandma (known as Sissy), and Clayton.  They call her Sissy because she was so young when Zeke was born, she did not think she was ready for a "Grandma" title yet!



Grandpa Canosa and Casey O'Neill hanging out enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

Grandpa Canosa and Collie enjoying rocking.

Grandma Canosa and Colin having some quality time swinging and reading.


Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born.
~Welsh Proverb



Grandma Ruisch and Charlie




Grandma Sykora, Charlie & Lily




Grandpa Sykora, Lily & Charlie





Blessed is the man who keeps in touch with his childish heart.
- Chinese Saying


A newborn Devon Stants with his Grandpa & Grandma Chiles.  Grandma was in the room when Devon was born, and she was in the room when Devon died...the double burden of losing a grandson while helplessly watching her child go through losing her child.




Great Grandma Stants and Devon exchange a loving smile.  He was always fascinated by her gentle spirit.




Devon resting on his Great-Grandma Johnson.  That quiet but deadly stubborn streak Devon had--here is the guilty party!  ;)



Devon and his Grandma & Grandpa Shaffer, who traveled often to see him and shower him with gifts designed to make sure he'd grow to be a "manly man".




Great-Grandpa & Great-Grandma Snider gazing in wonder at Devon, their first great-grandson, the only child of the only child of their son who died too young.



Devon with his Grandma & Grandpa Stants, who were blessed to live close by and hold him, play with him, teach him, and above all, love him, from the day he was born until the day he left us all.



Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley

Erinne Williams with Nana Lou and Poppa at the Ludington, MI lighthouse.

Grandparents and grandchildren have a lot in common. They are inclined to straggle behind. They doze off at unexpected moments. They like fancy cakes. They are very fond of cats and know how to talk to them. They are given to falling over. They get the giggles. ~Pam Brown


Madison Rose Reed and Grandma Rosie at her 50th wedding dinner.




Madison and Grandma Rosie!



Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.



I sure love my Grandma Sallie!





She gives great hugs!!





Grandma and her big girl...




I really feel quite special
That God has chosen you.
To be a person in my life
Who knows me though and through.
The time that we spend talking,
I've always felt you've heard...
You've been so good at listening
To each and every word.
And even things I didn't share
You somehow heard them too.
I think this is a special gift
That God has given you.
So I just want to thank you
For being there for me
And showing me acceptance
And love so totally.
~Author Unknown


And not only do I have the best grandma, but my Grandpa Chuck is pretty cool too!  Here's a pic of me with him...






And grandpa and grandma love my baby brother too...



Newborn Arturo Charles George and his grandpa...



Grandma and her boy...





Love, Kalair Mariana Myrick (5.5 years old w/SMA type one)

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while...but our hearts forever.


Margaret John and her brand new, little angel, Malia Simone George.  5/11/99 - 11/28/00




Grandparents and grandchildren
Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past,
With the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part.


Malia and her great, great grandmother



Nana Margaret and Malia's new, baby brother, Arturo.




Here is a pic of Dani Pruitt and her grandmother Sue Kirchner.

Nana, Nanny, Gammaw, Granny, Grandmother, Nonna, Mema, Grandma no matter what their name it means LOVE.



This is me, Katelyn Crowder, with my Nanny and Papaw, one set of my paternal great-grandparents. I am their first and only, until my baby brother gets here in February.




This is me and my Mema she is my step-great-grandmother.



My Granny Mother is my great-grandma. She passed away in September 2004. I was her only great-grandbaby as well.




Me and Gammaw. Mommies mother she loves me so much.




I love my Papaw Wayne and he loves me.




My Nana was awfully proud of me. Since she is the normal photographer there aren't many pictures of her and me.




Nana helped me dance at the VA Beach Gathering.





O time, suspend your flight and you, fortunate hours, stay your journey! Let us savour the fleeting delights of the finest of our days!
- Alphonse de Lamartine



Marshall Potter with his Memere




Marshall and his Grandpa





If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder...he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
- Rachel Carson

Destiny Hope Sanchez with her grandparents (Pa-Paw & Ma-Maw)

As a white candle
In a holy place,
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.
~ Joseph Campbell



Sierra and her Papa




Sierra & her Mammaw and papa at the Christmas Parade last year



What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

This is Pappy with his girl Lily....they love each other so much!

"The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent."



Grace with Nanny and PaPa, her great grandparents (Keven's grandparents)





Grace and Grandpa (Keven's dad)





Grace and great grandma (Keven's other gandma)





Grace and Avus and Marmee (Kelly's parents)





Grace with Gran (Keven's mom)




Grace with PaPaw (Keven's stepdad)




Grandma's Hugs Are Made Of Love!

Everything my grandma does
is something special made with love.
She takes time to add the extra touch
that says, "I love you very much."

She fixes hurts with a kiss and smile
and tells good stories grandma-style.
It's warm and cozy on her lap
for secret telling or a nap.

And when I say my prayers at night
I ask God to bless and hold her tight.
Cause when it comes to giving hugs
my grandma's arms are filled with love!
~ Author Unknown



Ava with her Grammy




Ava with her Grampy




Tiny Ava with Gramma and Papa Rezentes





Ava with Great-Grandpa Morris




Ava with Great-Gramma and Great Grandpa Rezentes




Ava with Nanny and Pops





Ava Ava with Great-Grandma Kakazu



What are Grandparents For?

Grandparents are for stories
about things of long ago.
Grandparents are for caring
about all the things you know...
Grandparents are for rocking you
and singing you to sleep.
Grandparents are for giving you
nice memories to keep...
Grandparents are for knowing
all the things you're dreaming of...
But, most importantly of all,
Grandparents are for love.

~ Author Unknown