|The Klaus, Hunsperger, & Hoffman families in 2007|
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My kids are fortunate enough to have three sets of loving grandparents. All six of them eagerly sat in the waiting room of the hospital in Lafayette, Indiana on a cold January night for their oldest grandson to be born. That was nearly 14 years ago. They missed their second grandchild's birth because they were all on their way to Indiana (it's a 5 hour drive from St. Louis to Lafayette) and my wife had gone into labor and had our son 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital. They all six waited in anticipation as our daughter was born nearly eight years ago. They've all been a part of our kids' lives.
|The Breslers & Hunspergers|
|Grandpa & Grandma Bresler|
|"Granny" at our wedding|
Like my own grandma, Granny recently passed away. She had been battling Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. The last time I saw her was at the baby shower for my oldest son who is almost 14 now. I miss her. I miss my grandma. I wish I would have had a chance to meet my other grandparents. But I know they're all in a better place and helped to make me the person I am today, even if they were not here on Earth to do it.
If you have your grandparents in your life still, cherish the moments you spend with them. Learn your family history, and share that with your children too. It's one of the best gifts you can give them. If you're a grandparent and are reading this, Happy Grandparents Day!