13 In Life

Great Grandparents Are a Special Gift


I just wanted to pop in and share some special photos from last weekend. As you know, we went back to TN to see my family and for my husband to meet our new nephew for the first time. While we were there, my grandparents were able to come over and sneak in some cuddles as well. 

Seeing my grandmother hold my nephew was so surreal, and so sweet, I couldn’t help but capture the moment. This was just the second time she’s gotten to hold the little guy and she was just bursting at the seams in happiness. It was neat to see her hold him, and talk to him, and gave me a brief glimpse at what an amazing mom she must have been to my dad when he was a baby. Henry is so blessed to have two sets of great-grandparents to meet, and I know he will cherish looking back at these photos one day. I still remember my great-grandfather, Henry Taylor, and am thankful I was able to meet him.


We also stepped outside and snapped a photo of Henry with 3 previous generations of Pence men! 4 generations in one picture – pretty special if you ask me!









Great-grandparents are a special gift! Henry- you are so loved!

Do you remember your great-grandparents?


  • Reply
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    April 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Gorgeous, GORGEOUS photos! Each one has so much personality and love in it. You captured such special moments!
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye recently posted…Skinny Crockpot Chicken Caesar SandwichesMy Profile

  • Reply
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie
    April 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I love the photo of the four generations! I have one like that with the women on my mom’s side of my family. It’s such a special photo to have.
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted…Let the Search Begin!My Profile

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
    April 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Looks like it was such a special weekend! I remember my great-grandmother- she didn’t live near us but visited for a couple weeks each year until she passed away when I was about 12. I feel so grateful that I got to know her so well!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…Remembering Boston 2013My Profile

  • Reply
    Rachel Cox
    April 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Sarah I was blessed to have known all four Great Grandparents! I knew my dads and moms, my moms Grandma is still alive at 94! Jude met her in little Rock a few weeks ago. They are precious 🙂

  • Reply
    Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes
    April 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    These pictures are so sweet. What great memories! I don’t remember my great grandparents, but I’ve seen pictures of them holding me when I was a baby. Kind of like these.

  • Reply
    April 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Love this photos! Thanks for sharing. They are beautiful.
    Carson recently posted…Spartan Race Giveaway winner!My Profile

  • Reply
    April 16, 2014 at 3:41 am

    What a nice pic of the generations! I am fortunate to still have one great grandmother living:)
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…A Memory No Runner Should HaveMy Profile

  • Reply
    April 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

    My great-grandma was alive until I was 12 and I loved that! I hope I’m lucky enough to have kids while some of my grandparents are still alive.
    Katie recently posted…Yogatta Try This: Class & Snack with Blue DiamondMy Profile

  • Reply
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    April 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    These pictures are amazing, Sarah. I have a few pictures of my kids with my grandpa and I treasure them. Most of our grandparents passed before we had kids and it makes me so sad that they never got a chance to meet.
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run recently posted…2014 Disney Enchanted 10KMy Profile

  • Reply
    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    April 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Okay, is this some kind of conspiracy? Second post today I’ve read about grandparents, and this pregnant lady gets flooded with emotions thinking about hers. True story, but I actually appreciate it so much! Your grandmother is a beautiful woman; she looks so happy holding your nephew 🙂 I remember my great-grandparents fondly. Every time you stepped into their tiny house, my grandfather was sitting at the little table in the center of the kitchen, and my grandma stood behind him either baking or, as we all chatted, lovingly resting her hand on his shoulder. The sweetest times were when he reached up and sat his hand on top of hers. Oh here come the tears again…
    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat recently posted…Expert Q&A: Weight-lifting During PregnancyMy Profile

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork
    April 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    So sweet! Great pictures!

    I never knew my great-grandparents (they had all passed away), but my husband did, and I love hearing his stories. Hoping our remaining grandparents will get to be great-grandparents!
    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork recently posted…Listening to Your BodyMy Profile

  • Reply
    Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan
    April 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, these photos are absolutely precious. Your nephew is certainly lucky that he gets to meet both sets of great-grandparents! I remember my great-grandmother and still cherish the time that we had together. So awesome!
    Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan recently posted…What I Ate Wednesday: Juice Cleanse StyleMy Profile

  • Reply
    April 17, 2014 at 4:34 am

    I love seeing photo’s of babies with their great-grand parents.
    I barely know my grand mother (only ever met my grand father once) on my dad’s side. My grand parents on my mum’s side died long before I was born.
    It’s why I love how my kids have 3 sets of grand parents and also great-grand parents. It’s wonderful.
    My son loves his knitted jumpers from (great) nana Russell, it’s just too cute, and very precious.
    You can see the love, and I hope bubs get’s to know them.
    Matilda recently posted…Trailblazers 10km – You YangsMy Profile

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge