Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grandma Shirley

This is Zoey's great grandmother Shirley Irene. She is Andrew's mom and one great lady. I took this picture when she was staying here at Andrew's parents for a few days a month or so ago. It was such a sweet moment to see the bond between these two girls. I just think of the completely different lives they both have; such a large generation gap yet both are completely unfazed by it. Ancestral bond is a strong thing! A couple months ago I found a couple of grandma's journals and started reading through them. She has spent a lot of time putting together journals of her life and the lives of close relatives. I've really only been around her a handful of times within the last four years so reading these entries introduced a whole new person to me. I loved getting to know her on this level. When I saw her after reading those journals, I felt like I really knew her. It was neat. She is Andrew's last grandparent still living after the passing of grandpa Olsen in August. We are grateful to have her here and love her so much.

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