5.10.2011

(Great Grand) Mothers Day

Eva has only one great...
a great grandma.
Her name: Eva Marie Shepard

Our monster was named after this wonderful woman.
Great Grandma doesn't like presents.

So on Sunday, I got the monster up extra early...
we were dressed and on the road for the hour drive.

Just so we could go to church with the "old grandma."
(That is what she likes to be called - and we do as she says.)

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I have very little family...
many passed away when I was quite small.
By age 10, I only had one grandma and she died when I was 15.

I have been adopted by Michael's Grandma - Eva.
She calls mem her grand daughter now.
I appreciate that more than she could ever know.

Our monster adores her.
Seeing them together is the best thing in the world.

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On Sunday, they laughed...
baby Eva was shown off to everyone by the older Eva.
And I got to watch.

During services they sang together, clapped together...
and Eva even folded her hand like Grandma during prayer.

Hymnals and eva

The hymnals were a monster favorite.
She turned the pages and touched the notes.

Great Grandma's favorite hymn was sang.
She mentioned that she hadn't heard it in a while.

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The monster laughed and cheered the entire song.
At the end she clapped.

So did the entire pew...

19 comments:

Allison Hoffman said...

how sweet! I love that you can have pictures of your daughter and her namesake!! I love seeing the older generation with the younger - soo touching!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful moment!

Susan said...

Oh how sweet! Enjoyed these moments too.

Your girl is beautiful and so loved.

Cari said...

That is so precious. It makes me want to clap, just because too:)

deb duty said...

Oh my goodness! I enjoyed your post. What a beautiful grandmother. The pics of her and your baby are so sweet. And seeing those hymnals makes me miss them so much! I haven't seen one in ages. We just read our songs from a screen at church. Hymnals are so much better!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How sweet! I want to clap too! What beautiful moments you have captured. Grandma Eva is beautiful. I love the star she is wearing! And that smile as she looks at baby Eva is just precious. What a wonderful day! Stopping by from communal global today. :)

Heidi said...

Nessa, love this so much.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a special relationship- so meaningful.

Danyelle said...

Absolutely beautiful! You can really see the love in her eyes when she looks at your daughter.

Rici said...

Way to make a pregnant woman cry, friend! This was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

Tamar SB said...

Beautiful! What a special thing to have a great-grand and she looks so spry!! Best of health!
Tamar

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a sweet, sweet post! And, that little monster is doll!

Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket} said...

Oh how sweet. They look beautiful together!

tinajo said...

They are lovely together, thanks for sharing! :-)

Uyen said...

this is such a beautiful post! I'm sure "monster" is not a monster in any way, LOL! But these photos are so special and she will surely treasure it when she grows up.

Becky said...

A beautiful posts: photos and words. I wish "old grandma" was my grandma, too! She looks awesome :)

Thanks for commenting on my photo!

Kelly said...

Carter only has one great grand too and we chose his middle name (Lewis) because it was her maiden name.

Melanie said...

These are so touching & beautiful. You can really feel the love in these shots. What gorgeous ladies!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I'm sure that was the best gift ever to old grandma Eva (who doesn't look very old to me,) I love the visual of the whole pew clapping with your girl.