I am thankful for grandparents and extended family.
Family is such an important part of our lives. I know that some families are close and other not so much. Families help shape us into the people we are today. They strengthen us, challenge us, and help us grow.
I am blessed to have known all four of my grandparents. They all lived within half an hour of me and were such a part of my life. They would travel to swim meets, come to my ballet recitals, brothers baseball games, football games, and even "Sunday night pizza." I lost my Grandpa Rich in October 2007 and just lost my Grandpa Johnson this September. Not only have I met all my grandparents but I also was close with all of them. I have thousands of memories to hold onto.