One of the things we did whilst in Utah was visit Joel's 92-year-old grandmother. Even though her health has rapidly declined in the months since we last saw her, she is still going strong for a woman her age. Still wants to look beautiful, even if putting her make-up on daily is very difficult. And she's still up and around as much as she can be. It's her eyesight that's keeping her from doing many of the things she wants to do.
I think it's so wonderful that my children have had a chance to know their great-grandparents. (Joel's grandfather passed away at age 92 a couple years ago.) I certainly never even came close to that opportunity. We stayed for about an hour, listened to some of the stories of her recent life, like how her doctor isn't LDS and she is trying to convert her, which I loved. She still has all her spunk, even if her body is tired.
36 great-grandchildren and one more on the way
6 great-great-grandchildren and one more on the way
(I think these numbers are correct, but I was counting out of my head...might have miscounted or missed somebody.)
I think it's amazing. And some of those great-great-grandchildren are older than my own kids. Can you imagine? Getting to know your great-great-grandmother in this life? (Maybe you can, or maybe you did!...but it boggles my mind!) It also blows me away that it is possible for me to have such a large posterity in such little time, even though I only have three children myself.
We love you, Grammy!