My grandparents and aunt have taken a couple of weeks to vacation in the South East and stopped by our home on Friday to visit for the day. In preparing for their visit, I explained to the boys that my grandparents were their great grandparents.
Me: "They are older than Grandpa and Grandma because they are Grandpa's Mom and Dad."
Grady Lee: "So they are very, very, very old, huh?
Me: "Yes, they are old but that's what makes it extra special that they are coming to visit. Not many boys and girls your age have great grandparents that are healthy and able to travel to come visit. Be sure to give them a nice hug when they get here, okay?"
Micah: "But it has to be a gentle hug because they might break, right Mom?
Me: "Um, yes a gentle hug... but, um, no, they won't break. Probably."
While waiting for their car to pull up on Friday morning, my boys perched themselves by the window sill and waited with their binoculars.
And all too soon it was 5:00 pm and time for goodbyes. A fast day together, but a fun day together. I'm so thankful for family from Michigan that is willing to drive the distance to North Carolina. I'm especially thankful for Grandparents that love their grandkids and great grandkids and make time to be together.