Thursday, April 05, 2007

LOVE TIMES TWO

Our older son and his wife (Brian and Natalin) have a son and a daughter, Matthew and Meredith. They're both twenty something, and we love them a whole lot.

Our younger son and his wife, Brad and Connie, never had children. Then, owing to a set of unfortunate (but I think providential) circumstances, they became guardians of a set of 4-year-old twins, a couple of weeks ago. That's them (the twins, not Brad & Connie) in the picture.

We're blessed to have both our sons, and their families, living within about 10 miles of us. So they come over for dinner every Sunday noon. Peg went out and bought one of those lightweight folding tables to put at the end of the dining room set, to accommodate the extra appetites on Sunday.

Wow! This is neat! We went to their house last evening to take care of them, since Connie had to work late and Brad was out of town. It's been a while since I had to use my kid-handling skills, but it all came back to me in short order, as we took care of the twins.

It can be trying on 68-year-old nerves, moreso when one's gift never was dealing with kids. But that all goes out the window when a 4-year-old hugs you and says "I love you".

And calls me Pappaw.

Ooooooooo-WEEEEEE!!!!!

8 Comments:

At 9:59 AM, April 05, 2007, Anonymous Keith Price said...

Sounds like God is showering blessings all around...I wonder was blessed more?

Perhaps you need to but a couple of pink hats...

 
At 10:32 AM, April 05, 2007, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Keith.

Blessings AND HOW! But as to the pink hats, I don't want to expose them to anything SBC until they "know enough to reject the wrong and choose the right".

See Isaiah 7:15 & following for details.

 
At 11:07 AM, April 05, 2007, Blogger Keith Price said...

That is probably true for some adults also!

 
At 4:04 PM, April 05, 2007, Blogger CB Scott said...

Bob,

Let's get together and practice our "Easter Bunny" dance. If you are like me it has been a long time for both of us:-)

cb

 
At 4:18 PM, April 05, 2007, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

CB: That's funny in light of a fact you don't know.

When Matthew and Meredith were born, we started hiding little choclolate Easter Eggs around the house. The ones about the size of Hershey's Kisses. I had about 100 a year and never could remember where they all were, so we would occasionally find one in May or September or whatever. Well, the Easter Bunny retired about 5 years ago when everybody was in their teens.

Meredith already asked if the Bunny could come out of retirement since Brad & Connie now have the twins.

I don't have to tell you what Peg told her. Beside, I like an occasional chocolate treat in June or December.

Bit I'm up for the Bunny Hop, too. Say the word and we'll discuss it over lunch.

 
At 8:05 PM, April 05, 2007, Anonymous Simply Jenn said...

Bob, they're beautiful! What a perfect blessing. You really care about those kiddos a lot, it shows. I hope they're in your life for a long time to come.

 
At 4:12 PM, April 07, 2007, Anonymous bryan riley said...

Excellent, Bob. Don't let our 71/70 year old and 69/68 year old grandparents see this post though. They all kind of miss their youngest grandchildren right now.

 
At 5:07 PM, April 07, 2007, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Which means, of course, Bryan, that you are approximately the age of our other grandchildren.

Ugh.

Thanks for commenting (yeh right).

 

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