A few nights ago I sat at a band concert where my son was playing Saxaphone, and our Daughter in Law was playing a Clarinet. I looked down a few rows and waved back to a beautiful little four year old girl, all smiles, who is my great granddaughter, Amber. My twelve year old great grandson, Nicholas, was near by. I thought about our newest Great granddaughter, Addie, in another state. I couldn’t help but smile with pleasure as I realized I have come full circle.
Almost 77 years ago I was the new little baby, the first of my generation. I was a daughter, a granddaughter, a great granddaughter, and niece. Later I became a sister and a cousin as the family grew. Time continued and I became a friend and later a girl friend. Time kept on rolling and I became a fiance, and then a bride, and a wife. With that I became a daughter-in-law, sister- in- law. Then ibecame a mother to five, a beautiful daughter, and four handsome sons. Time kept rolling along and then I became the mother-in-law. Next came Grandma, and finally great grandma. I am almost 77 years ols. I hope to live at least another 10 or 12 years and more if I still have a quality of life. But I realize that I have been deeply blessed and am enjoying being able to see the greats coming along. It hasn’t all been easy but it wasn’t meant to be. But I am very happy and I have come full circle.