A wonderful advantage of being the family's oldest generation is the perspective you gain as you watch your children and their children, and their children's children grow and nurture their offspring. We have just welcomed a (fifth) great grandchild and it is so exciting, so full of grace and promise. The birth of a new baby is a mystical glimpse into the wonder of life. Just look into the eyes of a newborn if you have any doubt about miracles.
But wait, there's more! A few weeks ago we received a huge surprise from son Scott and his wife, JoAnn. Married twelve years and parents to their 'furkids', two Whippets...turns out they (not the Whippets) are expecting TWINS! Boy/girl on Christmas day, no less. In his own inimitable way, Scott created a graphic and hysterical way of announcing the news. You can check it out at http://321jo.com/simpstews.
I feel blessed beyond measure.