Sunday, August 9, 2009

One of the greats.

Grandpa with Lily.
There's a reason that our grandparents were referred to as "The Greatest Generation." Although, I like to add that when they came up with that, they hadn't yet met me....However, a few weeks ago, I was privileged (as I always am after my visits) to spend time with my Grandpa Cushing, my dad's dad, in New Hampshire. He is part of that generation of people who really understands what it means to give selflessly, save well, the art of telling a story, the art of being quiet and how love in different ways. Just like my dad, my grandpa possesses the gifts of giving and hospitality. He gives generously and seems like a tough New-Englander, but he also loves life, learning, his great-granddaughters, fresh air and people. I am so thankful that Piper and Lily have the opportunity to sit face-to-face with one of the greats of my lifetime. Grandpa is 91 this November and has lived a full and remarkable life. He decided a few months ago to buy a Mac so he could learn how to use a computer. He has never stopped learning or teaching or giving and I'm so glad to be a part of that.
Here are some more photos of our trip:

1 comment:

Lisa said...

oh my goodness! i hope you framed that picture at the very top of your blog of the girls in red white and blue! it is sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!