Monday, July 6, 2009

The Blog Hop

Kelly's Korner posted tonight talking about the new Blog Hop that has started. Each week will have a new theme, and they are giving away $100 each week to one lucky person who participated. It looks like it is going to be a lot of fun, and I couldn't resist on joining in!

This week is "Favorite Picture Week"...hope you enjoy!


If you visit my blog often, you have seen this one before. This is my Granny Lou with Gage. My entire life, Granny Lou has been one of my very favorite people. I spent lots of time with her as a child, and even as an adult. She was the most kind hearted person I have ever met...I'm pretty sure she hung the moon! Granny's health started getting really bad about 5 years ago, and she never seemed to get any better. When I found out I was pregnant, I told her the news. She was VERY upset. In her eyes, I was still a child, and way too young to be having a baby. Throughout my entire pregnancy, Granny wouldn't mention the baby. I was very upset about her feelings, but I couldn't help but to understand. She was very old, and didn't realize that I wasn't a child anymore. About 2 weeks before I had Gage, my Dad called me and said that Granny had asked about the baby. I have never been more excited in my life! Gage would be a 5th Generation and I wanted her to meet him so badly. After Gage was born, we took him to meet her. She hadn't been able to sit up or get out of bed on her own for weeks, but as soon as she saw Gage, she sat straight up in bed. She held him for what seemed like forever, and kissed all over him. That was the moment that I knew everything was ok with her...finally! We took a lot of picture of all 5 generations and let Granny love on him for a while. Two days after we went to see her, she tried to get up and fell. She never recovered from the fall, and passed away when Gage was only 3 weeks old. Although she only saw him one time, I know she loved Gage with all her heart. I miss her dearly, and I can't wait to see her sweet face again someday! I LOVE YOU GRANNY!!!

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30 comments:

AMH615 said...

That is so very sweet! I have a picture of my son, many years ago with my great-grandma... also something I treasure since she died before he turned two. Thank goodness for photos ~ they keep the memories alive!

Mama M. said...

Oh, that was probably the sweetest story I've ever read! What a fabulous photo you have of your Granny with your Gage! God bless!

Paige said...

Beautiful photo! You are so blessed to have captured this moment.

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful photo.. and equally beautiful tribute to her. Happy Blog Hopping.
Debbie

JanMary said...

What a precious moment!

I would have loved to know my grandparents when I was older, and to share my kids with them. Unfortunately they all passed away between when I was born until I was 7.

Hope you can stop by my Northern Ireland blog to see my photo for the blog hop.

www.janmary.com

Dirtdart's Wife said...

BEAUTIFUL Moment... lasting memory!

Shelly said...

What a sweet post! It reminded me of my Grandma who passed away when I was in high school. She never had the opportunity to see my son but I am so thankful that my Gramps is still alive and celebrated his 91st birthday this year!

Happy blog hopping!

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Taking Heart said...

Very sweet!

Stacie said...

What a fantastic memory to have.Have a great week.

camerapatty said...

A wonderful story. Glad I stopped by on todays blog hop. Wishing you a scent-stional day! Patty

McNew Family said...

I love your photo! You can see the tenderness and depth of emotion oozing from it! She must have been an awesome woman.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You have a great blog...will be back to read more...
I love the picture......This blog hop is so much fun!

The Carrolls said...

My grandmother was so special to me! I had my first boy at 16 and my grandma stood by my side through it all. She passed in 02 and has never met my other little guy. I see her in him all the time! He is her made over and I am sure that she knows all about him. Great picture! Yours is one that brings the tears!

Lins said...

What a beautiful story of unconditional love! That's truly a picture you'll treasure forever!

Stopping by from the Blog Hop...have a blessed day!

Kristi said...

That is such a precious photo! Blessings to you!

Sugar's Mommy said...

I have to tell you that story brought tears to my eyes. What a great picture to choose.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a special, precious family memory. HUgs!

Hopping by from Buffalo, NY...

=D melanie

eve @ confessions of a Housewife said...

how precious! He looks so comfy!

Terri said...

What a sweet story and a sweet photo!

Tara said...

What a sweet story behind that picture. You are very blessed that your Granny was able to meet Gage. I would give anything if my G'pa Troy could have seen mine.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Hopping by from the blog hop, such a sweet picture :)

Sheila said...

Hoppin by to say hi! Love your picture, it is one to be treasured.

The Cates Fam said...

Your picture is very touching. Happy hopping.

Jules said...

That is one of the sweetest stories I ever heard. That photo is priceless.

jenn said...

what a 'kodak moment you captured!!!

this is one picture you will treasure for a lifetime!!

Danielle Banks said...

Beautiful story! It made me cry and also made me think about my Granny. I felt the same way about her as you described. However, she never met my baby, but I know for sure she picked her out especially for me!!

mjwarren said...

Thanks for sharing the pic and the story, both so precious! My cousin was the first to have a child before our great-grandmother passed...there is a pic of all 5 generations as well! What a wonderful treasure!

Marina said...

This is a beautiful picture and one that should be framed for Gage when he grows. So precious. Beautiful memories too!

P.S. I'm blog hopping via the McLinky....bunny hop over to enter 4 great giveaways:http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/(Dr Hippo books, CoverBee Laptop sleeve, Chex Mix bars, Piggy Paint- 10 winners in all!!)

Oldqueen44 said...

This picture is amazing. It made me cry. It such a beautiful sample of the heart of a woman as a mother, grand/great grandmother.
I hope you win.

whenpigsfly said...

That is the most precious photo!I am sure Gage will treasure it when he's old enough to kow how PRICELESS that photo is!!
Found you throught the Blog Hop..WHAT FUN!!!
Come visit me sometime at Smithsoup.blogspot.com?
Linda
mom to 14 almost 17,
home schooling, dairy- goat farm mom