One of my Precious Daddy’s Brothers (Jesse) married my Sweet Mama’s Sister (Gladys) Their children and the Sibling Six of the Mark Yoder family grew up almost like brothers and sisters. Every family reunion, we were all there.
Yesterday, Uncle Jesse and Aunt Gladys became the Great Grandparents to twins:
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And today my Sweet Mama and my Precious Daddy (in Heaven) became the great grandparents to twin girls:
Autumn Brooke and Amber Sky– (here with their beautiful Mama, Jessica)
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What an incredible blessing! What joy our hearts hold tonight!
EDIT My brother, Mark, Jr. and his sweet wife Polly are the grandparents of these two. It sometimes isn’t fair at all that this youngest brother of ours has the most grandbabies. This makes number six and seven for him. Their oldest son, Israel and his wife, Jessica have six (with these two) and his second son, Jeremy and and his wife, Cheryl, have one. My brother, Clint and his wife, Frieda, have two grandbabies, and my brother Nelson and his wife Rose have four with number five on the way. And all of those grandbabies are the cutest things in the world! I am so happy to see my brothers be Grandpas. They are grandpas of the best order, and it warms my heart to watch them with their grandchildren.
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Interestingly enough, My Precious Daddy was a twin. His twin, Luke, was always extra special to our Daddy. If our calculations are correct this is the first set of living twins in the family line since they were born in 1929. Somebody correct me if they know otherwise.
On another note, word came this morning that my last Great-Aunt on my Mama’s side, (edit: Actually, the last living relative on either side of my grandparent’s generation) Gladys Lauver, passed away in her sleep. She was 100 years old. Once again, birth and death mix in our lives in ways we cannot avoid.
And so our lives go on . . .