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Joys of Aging

One of the true joys of aging is seeing your children become responsible adults. Another joy is grandchildren. Our daughter Megan and grandson Drew arrived at 2:30 this morning. It was sheer bliss to see Drew's face light up when he saw Grandma and Grandpa. Our first guess as to why was that he remembered us from all our bonding this summer. Our second guess was that we looked pretty funny at that time of the night. Our third guess was that he is simply a gregarious little guy who smiles at just about anyone. Megan confirmed that our third guess was correct. Sigh! We're doing our best to make ourselves memorable during this all-too-short three day visit. We've learned that having grandkids is one of the true joys of aging!

Here are a few pictures from the day today.

Here's a picture of Megan and Drew...

We got to see first hand how much Drew is enjoying baby food - here rice cereal and sweet potatoes...

Grandma loves holding her little guy again...

And Grandma and Grandpa can't give our little guy enough hugs and kisses...

Aunt Nora is really good at getting Drew to laugh...

Grandpa does his fair share of causing smiles and laughter...

This afternoon Drew and I enjoyed a little nap after our short night's sleep and our busy day...

This weekend my odometer flips another number. As my family plans a little birthday celebration for me, I get to choose from some games appropriate for folks my age.

Game choices for my birthday bash this weekend:

1. Sag - You're It!
2. Hide and Go Sleep
3. Hide and Go Seek Your Own Easter Eggs (a variation on the previous game)
4. 20 Questions Shouted into Your Good Ear
5. Kick the Bucket
6. Red Rover, Red Rover, the Nurse says Bend Over
7. Spin the Bottle of Liniment
8. Musical Recliners
9. Simon Says Something Incoherent
10. Pin the Toupee on the Bald Guy


"God does not view being 'laid back' in the Christian life as a virtue." - Dr. Ken Casillas

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My dream: to die young at a very old age.

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5 Comments on “Joys of Aging”

  1. #1 Vanessa
    on Sep 28th, 2007 at 4:03 am

    Drew is getting so big! What a cutie! How long will they be in Greenville – I’d love to see him around BJU if I drop by sometime… will he be on campus any particular day?

    Rob adds:
    We’ll be eating lunch in the Family Room at about noon on Friday.

  2. #2 Anna Faye
    on Sep 28th, 2007 at 7:51 am

    I see a strong family resemblance ….in the nap one! 🙂

  3. #3 Eileen
    on Sep 28th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    J’aime beaucoup beaucoup la belle photo de toi et ton petit-fils! 🙂 Enjoy your time with him and Megan, grandpa.

  4. #4 carol lehman
    on Sep 30th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday today!!

  5. #5 Rob
    on Sep 30th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Thanks, Carol! It’s been a fun day so far and promises to continue throughout the rest of the day. I told my one class this morning that on my driver’s license I have my hair color listed as “premature gray.” 🙂