Sunday, August 2, 2015

And the Family Tree Continues to Grow

In the past two months, our family tree has increased by two, and my number of grandchildren has grown, from two to four.

It only serves to remind me that our family is not only our roots, but also the limbs and branches that spring from us, the living and breathing individuals in our tree, and also, those not yet born, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren waiting in the wings.

A Lion Tree in Tanzania
Since I've started this blog, I've had to keep changing my Intro from, "Mother of 4 and grandmother of One" to "Grandmother of Two", then "Grandmother of Three" and now, "Grandmother of Four".

At the time, I had two sons, two daughters, one son-in-law and one grandson. In the past three years, I have gained a daughter-in-law, another son-in-law, two more grandsons and a granddaughter.

Most of us who love to research do it not only for ourselves, but for those who follow, to be able to say, "This is who you are" and "These are who you came from."

And with the utmost pride and hope for his future, I introduce my newest grandson, born July 19, 2015, with perfect timing, as it was his deceased grandfather's birthday.

Linus, our little Lion King

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