So I woke up this morning thinking about how much I love my family and what an important role they've played in my life, and now Grace's. Growing up, respect for family, was one of the values that was instilled in me for as long as I can remember. I hope Grace will grow up to treasure family just as much. Since I was feeling sentimental, I started going over some pictures from last year when my grandma, Grace's great-grandma, came to visit us to meet Grace for the first time. Now, this was no small trip, considering how far she lives and the fact that she suffers from alzheimer's disease. My mom, knowing how much I love my grandma, arranged it as a special Mother's Day gift to me. What a wonderful first mother's day gift that was! Seeing my grandma hold Grace with such tenderness...listening to her sing lullabies to Grace that I know she sang to me...even when I think about it now, one year later, I get teary eyed. Seeing my grandma's unconditional love poured out on Grace just fills my heart with love. I also remember funny moments like my grandma saying "he's cute" over and over again, even though Grace was wearing a big pink bow! Grace has my grandma's blue eyes. Sweet, kind, loving, deep blue eyes. When I look into her eyes, I can't help but think of my sweet grandma. What a legacy of strong, beautiful, faithful women I have been given in my mom and my grandma!