Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy 95th Birthday, Pop!

We had the pleasure today of spending some time with my Grandfather on his 95th birthday. How about that? I know, I know....people are living a lot longer these days, so it may not seem like a big deal. But, it is to me.

He has been around all of my life (obviously), and I am thrilled that my son has Pop in his life. My other Grandfather and Grandmother passed away when Ryan was only 1 year old, so he has no memories of them. I so wish that he did because they just adored Ryan. Sure, they already had 2 other granddaughters, but he was their first and only grandson. Being the parents of only 1 boy (my Dad), I think Ryan really held a special place in their hearts. So, it has always meant so much to me that Ryan know and love his Great Grandparents since he only had 2 left. For those of you who keep up with my blog, you know from this post that my other Grandmother passed away in September. Now, I have one grandparent left and Ryan has one Great Grandparent left. So, we are counting on Pop to stick around with us for a while. We are just not ready to let him go, and I hope that God doesn't need him for anything anytime soon.

So, Happy 95th Birthday, Pop! You said that you were going to live until the year 2020, so we plan on celebrating with you for years to come!


  1. What a great picture! Happy Birthday to your pop!

    Loved your CC layout btw. Fabulous as always!

  2. this is a beautiful picture! My grandmother and dh's grandparents are in their 90's but poor health. Howevery, it means the world to my son (and us) to see them every week. He seems healthy and happy:)

    God bless your Pop for many more years!!

  3. What a priceless photo and it's wonderful that Ryan has such a sweet GG. My grandparents passed away when I was young and I agree every moment is special! :)

  4. cant believe you still have a grandfather.. you are SOOO lucky!!
    Lovely photo.. and happy new year!

  5. Happy Birthday to your Pop :D
    Grandparents are so special, hope you have many more happy years together.

  6. LOVE the photo of your Pop!!!
    Happy Birthday to him!!

  7. oh WOW Denine, you are so blessed to have a 95yr old grandparent, my parents are approaching their eighties, and I lost both sets of grandparents at an early age. So great that you have been able to really enjoy your time with him! Happy Birthday to him!