A collective sigh issues from every fiber of my being just LOOKING at this photo.
It’s been the only static home in my life, being an Army brat will do that to you.
My grandparents all lived around the city… it is one of my happy places.
I bleed black and gold [Steelers, baby]!
That’s why I was absolutely smitten with getting the opportunity to go home to visit my family up there and celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday!!
This photo of my grandfather with my second cousin Elise just melts my heart. Not only is it touching that I got to meet her and hopefully will be a part of her life [cousins don’t generally get to stay that in touch], but my grandfather is her great-grandfather and she has such a great relationship with him.
It’s incredibly touching, & I’m a sap, so I love it.
After the restaurant we all went back to Pap’s house to celebrate with a cook out. I was so overwhelmed with the opportunity to spend time with my extended family. They really are the greatest people. I love each of them so much… I can’t stand that we don’t see each other that much!