Eleven years ago today we got a call from our son that he and Tammy were the proud parents of a little baby girl, Eliana Grace. Such excitement! Their first child, our first grandchild. Their entry into parenthhood made us grandparents. And let’s face it – THAT’S one of the best jobs in the world.
To say she is growing up way to fast – well, that’s an understatement.
But when we got this year’s 5th grade picture –
It was more like – STOP THE TRAIN!!!!!
We aren’t the grandparents that live close by (we’re the grandparents that come with their own house), so we haven’t been there for her first steps, first loose tooth, first day of school, or even first day of becoming a big sister (now big sister to 4!). But we’ve watched her grow into a beautiful young girl, who has given her heart to Jesus and is growing in her faith.
So it’s a Happy Birthday wish to our precious Ellie – you ushered us into grandparenthood, and we will always keep you close in our hearts and prayers!