Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Father's Day Reunion



I could hardly contain myself on Father's Day.  We finally were reunited with our son and his boys for Father's Day.  After having a virtual visit with our daughter and son-in-law, our son and his family came up to celebrate.  They only live 50 miles from us, but because of Covid-19 we have been keeping our distance.  Our daughter has not been able to travel the 600 miles safely so we will have to wait to see her.  Hopefully we will all be together before too long.


After having a dinner of Ribs and fixings we ventured outside to take a few photos.  I am astonished how tall my grandsons have become since seeing them last January.  


Our grandsons will surely pass their Dad's height soon!


Bear and his grandsons!


Boo and Bear (our grandparent names) are so proud of our grandsons.  We are so blessed to have such kind, sweet, smart grandsons!


Family means everything to me.  This time apart has been quite difficult.  I'm so happy to have had a great day to honor the Dads in our family.









24 comments:

  1. Oh how very wonderful that you could be reunited with many of your family. Hopefully you'll be able to see your daughter soon, too. You were definitely out numbered by the males in this gathering!

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    1. Ellen, it was truly a wonderful day. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. My daughter and I are the only gals in our immediate family.

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  2. Well, don't you look just the cutest and happiest Grandma on the planet? Even I am weeping tears of joy for you. Not having any family left, I can only begin to imagine the heartache of long, enforced separation at a time of incredible worrying.

    Thanking God that He has kept you safe, and you and your family have observed the precautions and have remained safe and well.

    ~~~Waving~~~From Across the Pond~~~Deb in Wales xoxo

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    1. Deb, this is the longest time we have ever been parted from our family. Our daughter is longing to see her son and us. Hopefully we can visit with her in the not too distant future.
      Thankful prayers for the safety of all of us during this pandemic. It's not over yet. xoxo

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  3. How wonderful that you were able to celebrate with family. I am so looking forward to seeing ours when it is safe for us to do so. You look so proud and happy I am thrilled for you.

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    1. Thank you, Loraine. It was a great day that did indeed thrill this Mama and Grandmother.

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  4. Smiling real big here! The younger grands are really tall...they have roared past everyone except their dad and, as you say, that's next! Everyone looks so happy. Hope that you have made plans to all be together again soon.

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    1. Hopefully we'll all get together soon, Vee. The boys usually spend a week with us every summer. Thanks for smiling with me!

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  5. Great photos of a very well deserved and happy celebration for Father's Day. You have a wonderful family and I hope it won't be long before you can get together with your daughter :)

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    1. Denise, it was a wonderful day for all of us. I told our daughter the only thing that was missing was her. Thank you for your sweet comments.

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  6. I'm so happy for you to have gotten together with your son and grandsons. That has been the very hardest part of this Covid tragedy for grandparents. But I'm glad we're all being careful so we all make it through this. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I know you understand the sadness we all have shared during this pandemic, Teresa. We all still need to be diligent about being careful.

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  7. Oh how nice for you all! Glad you got together. Sounds like you had a good time! You are looking great!

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  8. I know what you mean about the time apart being hard. I'm so glad you were able to all be together. You have a handsome family. I'm sure it was as fun for them as it was for you.

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    1. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, Jeanie. Our younger grands enjoyed a rousing game of German Checkers and were rewarded with candy--that always gets their attention! Lol. It really was a very enjoyable day with them all.

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  9. How wonderful your family got together again. These are wonderful photos, Martha Ellen, of the fathers and sons.....and YOU. Ribs sound delicious. I was telling Nel that I've been craving barbecue lately. You all have big smiles and look so happy.

    ~Sheri

    ps.....I noticed the big font on your post and just wanted to say thank you. When we get older, it's nice to be able to read our favorite blogs with them being easy on the eyes. : )

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    1. With this new blogger program, I hoped this new font would be better on the eyes, Sheri. Father's Day was especially wonderful this year! I hope you get to make some barbecue soon to satisfy those cravings! Have a nice weekend.

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  10. Martha Ellen, I can imagine the big smile on your face and the joy in your heart as you gathered with your dear ones on Father's Day! It was a long time coming, wasn't it? Oh my, those grandsons are getting so tall . . . handsome too!

    I hope you are able to see your daughter before too long. It is hard to be separated from our loved ones!

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    1. These times are difficult being separated from the ones we love. Thank you, Cheryl for your kind comments on the boys. It's hard to believe my younger grands are practically grown!

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  11. I can understand your joy at being reunited again. Those are wonderful photos showing much joy. I remember other pictures of your son's sons--and they have grown! I'm glad you could have that time together.

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    1. We had the best time, Dotsie! Yes, the boys are so grown up now. The youngest grand now has a learner's permit--shocking to this grandmother.

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  12. I can feel the joy coming through my computer as I look at, and read your post.
    Wonderful, special, family times.
    I am so pleased for you.

    Blessings.

    All the best Jan

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    1. What a kind thing to say, Jan. We are still being very careful here. These are the only human beings we've been this close to since March. Hope you and your family are staying safe and well.

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