Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordful Wednesday: Four Generations Together.







My grandma, as it's well known, is not usually a very nice person. Her face is set in a frown so often, we've been known to warn her that it's in danger of getting stuck that way.

But for a few precious hours on Christmas Eve, she was transformed. She finally got to meet her  great granddaughter—and at the sight of her, she was so overcome with joy, she actually cried.


I'd never seen her be so patient. She didn't pick at my appearance (usually my weight is a prime topic), or badger my mother, or bad mouth the relatives who weren't present.

She just sat there and played with Tori, letting her grab her nose, her chin and even the glasses off her face. And the expression on her face?

I'll never forget the absolute love that shone from her eyes as Tori reached out to touch her cheek. I wasn't able to capture it on film (or on memory card), but that's the image that will stay with me as long as I live.






Now go visit the other participants at  Seven Clown Circus and see what they have to say for themselves!


12 comments:

  1. What a picture! That's AWESOME that your grandmother transformed her usual attitude because she saw your daughter. KEWL. Very KEWL! :) Looks like a good time was had by all!

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  2. What a great story. This was written so well. And I completely understand. My grandma has a tendency to be...um...not so friendly at times. Is it age that makes them think they can say what they want?

    These are wonderful pictures!

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  3. My Great Grama is the same way. And for some reason she and my oldest really clicked. They talk on the phone and send cards and gifts to each other. Bizarre. But good. Know what I mean?

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  4. this is really so nice. babies seem to be able to break even the toughest of people.

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  5. I have a picture on my dresser of me when I was about a year old, my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother. I will treasure it forever. You just cannot replace a moment like that!

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  6. aww, that so lovely!! I love how everyone seems to change around babies. If I hadn't see it myself, I would have a hard time believing it :-)

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  7. How nice that you have a picture of the 4 of you!

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  8. I love the picture of the 4 of you. Babies can melt the coldest of hearts. I totally get the grouchy grandma thing.

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  9. That little baby of yours is adorable, how could she not melt a heart!

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  10. I was touched by your post. Someday your daughter will cherish these pictures of her sitting on her great grandmother's lap. Many of us are not as lucky to have such wonderful photos of our grandmothers and great grandmothers.

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  11. Awwwwww that is so adorable!! I got one 4 generation photo of my Grandma, my mom, me and Calahan when he was a baby. My Gran passed when Cal was three and they were at thick as thieves together... he was the sparkle in her eye too.

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  12. It's amazing what babies can bring out in people. I'm glad you got to share those moments with your grandma.

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