Andy 1991, Patrick 1993 Danielle 1996 3 step children Robin 1989, John 1991 Keely 1993
5 grandchildren More…Aubrey 2014 Willow 2014 Paisley 2016 Hunter 2017 McKenzie 2019 and a new one coming first of November 2020.
I cant believe it will be 40 years. The last time I updated was when we were looking forward to our 30 year reunion. Within 10 years we now have 5 grandchildren and 1 more coming in the fall. All the kids are moved out except the youngest Danielle just graduated from RIT so we will give her a year or two lol. We are starting to plan for retirement it will be here within 5 years (yeah). We are starting to talk about buying in Florida for the winter and downsizing here in NY.
The last 10 years have brought joy and sorrow. In November 2012 our son John passed away at the age of 21 and that is a daily struggle. We buried Garry dad December 2019. Our 5 Grandchildren (all within 5 years) has brought us such joy. I tell our kids I wish I could of been a Grandma first, parenting is over rated. The kids inform me that when the grands are around they don't know who I am due to I let the grandchildren have what ever they want and they were never allowed to do that. I inform them that being a Grandparent is my reward for all the crap they put us through lol then I them them to get over it lol.
My parents are still in the same house on Cooper Road and now we hope that one of their grandchildren buy the house when they are ready to sell. My Mom Ruth still rides around Irondequoit on her bike 15 to 18 miles per day at age 81 and My Dad AL 82 still goes along.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in July lets hope this COVID is done by then.