On Saturday, June 17th, we attended our final 2017 grandkid graduation. Again, we joined a host of proud parents and grandparents and cheered as our second granddaughter, Mackenzie Kathryn, received her diploma from University of California Santa Cruz.
Whew! In the past month, we’ve added around 5,000 miles to our Subaru’s odometer. We’ve flown more than 1,500 miles. We’ve slept in 9 different beds. Quite literally, Ron and I have wondered at times whether we’re coming or going. But, we didn’t want to miss out on one of these momentous events. We are so very proud of our three grandkids. And, more than once during this past month, we’ve talked about how grateful we are for their parents, Angie and Jon, who’ve invested time, love and resources into their three great kids, now mostly grown up.
I’ve always thought of Mackenzie (sweetly called ‘My-kenzie’ by her younger cousin) as my miracle-turkey granddaughter since she was born on Thanksgiving Day following a long, and at times, scary, birth process.
Mackenzie is not only lovely, as her photo confirms, but she’s also a smart, hardworking young woman. We have no doubt when Kenz sets her sights on a goal, it will happen.
As I did with her older sister, Sydney, I’m giving my granddaughter the gift of words as part of her college graduation gift—words I hope and pray will define her adult life. I know she’ll especially love that G’Pa Ron built a frame to showcase the words.
Times like those we’ve enjoyed this past month evoke a plethora of wistful realizations.
Years certainly do fly by! Oh, my how they do…
Life is fragile and can change in the blink of an eye. Don’t forget to handle each day with care!
Every decision I make holds the potential for reward or regret!
Memorable moments outlast busy days!
God is good; God’s love endures; God’s faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5)
As always, I hope my reflections will ignite Listening on the Journey… readers’ own precious thoughts and reflections…