One day recently Nicholas (age 8) and I started counting all his g'mas! Just when we thought we had counted all of them, we remembered another one...until we got to NINE! I think we got them all! WAIT. There's TEN. Someone just piped up....
I HAD to start with ME, of course (HAHAHA) because, well, he came out of Amy and she came out of me.
Talk about basic, crude truth!
Besides, this is one of my favorite images of him and me when he was 1-1/2 years old.
And since Donica is my partner, and so many of his memories are with her/us, she happens to be next in my own logic. Even though he doesn't call her "G'ma," she is. I call her his "Sugar G'ma!" :)
He knows he can get anything he wants from her, if he's reeeeal nice. :)
Even though Donica's mom passed away this past February, Nicholas knew her in his lifetime. In fact, he sat between Donica and me on the front row at her funeral. He even "got his education" about her cremains, curious as he was afterwards. So at 67 this year, she was his great-g'ma. Always will be.
On Daddy's side of the fence, there's G'ma Virgina (here with Nicholas and his half-brother, Ryan)!
Yup, his first two g'mas are Virginias and both are redheads. He couldn't have done that if he had tried!
Amy's dad had already married Linda, so in time sequence, she was/is one of the early g'mas. G'ma Linda.
Linda's 87-year-old mom is still alive and has met Nicholas a few times. So here's another great-g'ma. Great-g'ma Janet.
She's the one I had missed! (Anyone else out there I don't know about??)
Daddy then married Dee and HER mom is Anna (with one of her great-g'sons, not Nicholas). So add G'ma Anna to the list.
Dee's dad married Bobbi, Dee's step-mom, so now add G'ma Bobbi.
(Is she a "real" redhead??? I don't know.)
Judy's husband is David, whose 98-year-old mother is Ruth. That makes her great-g'ma Ruth! Her birthday is in January and she wanted everyone to know that she's "almost 99."
There you have it. TEN. Count them! Seriously...what would YOU do with 10 g'mas?! I've often said you can never spoil a kid with too much love...especially if you're a g'ma, so this is one very loved boy who should grow up to be one of the most-loved kids on Planet Earth...ever!