Twelve years ago today this young lady was born. She is the first of our four grand children. Five months later I retired from a 32-year teaching career. That marked my entrance into full-time grand parenthood.
Since Brooke's arrival, there have been three others. Baby sitting duties have lessened a great deal since those days when the kids were younger. Everyone is in school now and very involved with other family activities. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of times when I either get them on the bus, off the bus or we have them for overnights and days when there's no school. All of this is good and I hope it continues on for a long time.
So happy birthday, Brooke. May there be many, many more.