Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lil Luke

How fast two weeks go by when you are experiencing the joy of your first great grandchild. Becoming a mother at the age of twenty, a grandmother at the age of thirty-eight and now a great granny at the age of 59 has been an incredible journey.

Lil Luke Andrew is the third generation only son of an only son. All with the same middle name. Mark Andrew, my son, is a Gunny Sgt. in the Marine Corp. His son, Stephen Andrew, is a Lance Cpl in the Corp. The Gunny was due to ship out for Afghanistan but was sent home for knee surgery. Daddy Stephen is in the field for pre-deployment training ops. and will be shipping out very soon. When Grandpa asked me what I wanted for my 60th birthday this month, of course I said a plane ticket for Sally & Luke.

I have tried to imprint his double dimple smile and belly laughs into my memory because I know it will be another very long time before I get to see him again. As great as the joy is when they are here, so is the void when they are gone.

The trip was their first visit to Kansas and there have been many jokes about our laid back life style.

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