My grandson, Andrew, was my first grandchild. All grandmothers are a little bit crazy when it comes to their grandchildren but I took it to a new level! The better part of his young years, he and his mom (my daughter, Bronwynn) spent most of their time in our home.
My daughter would take him to day care on her way to school and I would pick him up on my way home from work because she had a job to go to after her classes. Seeing his smiling little face as he ran to me when he realized I was at the door of his classroom was the highlight of my day! When he left with his mom to go home for the evening, it was almost as if the light in my home and my heart wasn’t quite as bright as it had been when he was there.
Once she finished school and had a full-time day job, I started having him overnight one evening each weekend to allow my daughter to take care of all the things a working mom has to do on the weekends a little more peacefully. Of course, there was another agenda here; I suffered from grandchild withdrawal if a week went by without at least one day with Andrew.
He and I had always done Boy Scouts together and that continued until the inevitable draw of his peer group became the most important thing in his life.
Then he went off to college and the girl who is now his wife became a very special part of his peer group. A couple of years after college, his focus was on his wedding and his new bride, Anie, but still included the friends they both had shared for so many years. A few years later, life included a home for Anie and Andrew and, most recently, a wonderfully cheerful, happy baby boy. Now Aiden, my great-grandson, has play dates with the children and moms of their family of friends. I think life is pretty good for Andrew, Anie and Aiden. I am so glad!
Andrew was rather surprised when he discovered that his grandma had an interest in Steam Punk! So, to celebrate another year of life for this very special person in my life, I made him a Steam Punk birthday card.
A very simply made card with a lot of pizzazz! The primary panel is from Graphic 45. The paper is from my stash; the ink is Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey; the lettering is from Carolee’s Creations ADORNit.
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