S: OUR FAMILY
FC: God has given us no greater blessing than that of belonging to a loving and loyal family - and it will be so, always and forever.
1: F A M I L Y | Fabulous Accepting Adventurous Marvelous Magnetic Incredible Imaginative Loving Loyal YESTERDAY, | Faithful Feeling Amazing Accomplished Magical Mentor Impassioned Inspiring Leader Lively TODAY | AND ALWAYS
4: Family faces are like magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
6: They say that mothers are the glue that holds a family together. That is certainly true with you. You have always been there for all of us, daughters, son-in-laws, and grandchildren. If any of us need advice, you are there with nuggets of wisdom gleaned from your many experiences. Your shoulder is always there to lean on or to cry on whenever times are tough. That's just what moms or grandmas are for.
7: Our families have grown in number through the years and will continue to do so as we add spouses and children into our midst. But one thing will remain the same: the love that we feel for each other and for you. Whether by birth or by marriage, we love you, our mother, who has set the example for us by the way you live your life.
8: Mi-Mi, "Grandmothers and roses are much the same, each are God's masterpieces with different names." While reading this, I could only think of one person. You always shared a love with me that made me feel as if you had been waiting all day just to see me. Spending just a few minutes with you, enjoying all the love you had to offer with me always made my day complete. They say you can't choose your family, but with you I feel as if there is no one I would rather have as my grandmother and my friend. Thank you for everything.... I Love You
9: Grandmothers have ears that truly listen, arms that always hold, love that's never ending and a heart made out of gold.
10: Wedding Day June 27 2009
12: Mi-Mi, I couldn't ask for a more caring and outgoing grandma. You always seem to put a smile on my face and make my day. I always loved the singing birthday cards and the homemade apple butter that no one can top!!! And I never get tired of hearing you call me Jimbo, because I know it's always you. Thank you for everything that you do for me. I Love You Jim Jimbo
13: MI-MI AND GRAN-GRAN'S 'JIMBO'
14: Mi-Mi "Strong, loving and friendly" are the words that come to mind when I think of you. You always know how to put a smile on my face through the hardest of times. You have a smile that lights up the world and everyone around you. I can't imagine not seeing you and you giving me the advice that you know I need. Thank you for your love, support and most of all, your friendship. I Love You, David
15: There is no greater love than that of a grandson and his Mi-Mi.
16: HALLOWEEN WITH MI-MI AND GRAN-GRAN
17: EASTER IS FAMILY TIME (and candy)
18: THE CHRISTMAS HEART Enchanting trees and mistletoe, Soft candlelight and sparkling snow, Adorn the world with festive art, Clasped deep within each Christmas heart. The love wrapped up with each surprise, The star glow seen in children's eyes, Make memories we set apart, Clasped deep within each Christmas heart.
19: The heart is filled with memories As Christmastime draws near. And in each festive ornament, Some cherished scenes appear. Yes, ornaments are breakable, But deep within the heart, The scene we love, reflected here, Will never quite depart.
20: BIRTHDAY DINNER AT STROUD'S
21: PRESENTS ARE ALWAYS GOOD!!
24: FAMILY Grandmas are beams of sunshine built into a hug That leaves a smile on your face and love within your heart. Grandpas are the wise old ones that are cuddly as a bear Who always have a neat new trick and story yet to share. Then there's aunts and uncles, who let us play around Who we can share our wishes with and still wrestle to the ground. Sisters are our best of friends even when the times are tough They're there to hold each other's hand and be each other's rock. Brothers often feel the same though it can be too soft to hear, But underneath the silent bond, the love runs strong and clear. And all the above can come in more than one, even more than a pair of two There's cousins, greats, in-laws, steps, nieces, nephews, and even pets That warm our hearts and give us joy. Making treasured memories that last a lifetime through Still the most important two we cannot leave unsaid Is the love and life that surrounds around that of a mom and dad. For dad is warmth and gentle breezes that stir us in our soul Guides us in such qualities of dignity, integrity and values we should hold. And in those moments when we reflect on what it all should mean Mom is there at the core, the heart of the family. She lights our path with every step we take so we can see our way She's really what the roots are made of in our family tree.