Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Grandma and Her Boys

Mrs. Beaver:

Since my mother-in-law's sister, roommate and best friend passed away in mid January, Grandma, who is 82, has been living with us. The situation is temporary because she'll soon move to Kansas to live in a small apartment of her own near one of her other sons and his family.

Our entire family will miss Grandma very much when she leaves. Each of us has a unique and blessed relationship with her. As a result, I've been trying to be intentional in capturing some pictures of our special season with her. Late last week I had the chance to capture a few photos of Mr. Beaver and his mom, as well as one with Grandma's grandsons.

I love my mother-in-law dearly. Always have. Always will. She is a gift from the Lord in my life--and the lives of my children and granddaughter. From the day I first heard her life story, I've admired Jane. She was widowed after just twelve years of marriage. She went on to raise her three sons, who were 10, 9 and 7, at the time, on her own. She's now the grandmother of 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Here's a link to a story of courage and love.


Lissie said...

These are precious! Thanks for taking them, mom.

GJK said...

These pictures are beautiful. So glad you're having this time with her and are appreciating it while it's happening.