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Happy Birthday to my three-year-old granddaughter Gretchen


My grandkids.
The little lady on the left is my three-year-old granddaughter Gretchen. It's her birthday today. Two guys on her right are my grandsons.

I was standing in line at the pharmacy counter at our neighborhood Walgreen's when my cellphone rang.  My son-in-law Adam was calling to say that our daughter was in labor.

This was happening in Eastern Europe and I was standing in line to get some prescription eyedrops.  The line was crowded and people noticed that I had a really big smile on my face.

He called back after we got home to say that their daughter, Gretchen Kayt, had just been born.  That was three years ago today.

Happy Birthday to our three-year-old Gretchen.  We have visited them at their home in Bosnia, travelled with them to Austria and vacationed with them on an island in the Adriatic.  And we've stayed with them in North Carolina and they've stayed with us in Michigan.

Like her mom and her dad, Gretchen is a winner. She brightens our day and our thoughts.  She has a mind of her own and she has a smile that lights up rooms and our hearts.

Around lunch time, we will have our computer on the kitchen table and our Face Time will be on.  We will be celebrating her birthday virtually with her and her family.

I love being part of a family.