But Joselyn is also a blessing to me. For eight years I have been able to enjoy her presence and her presents…her gifts of joy, love, happiness, curiosity and goofiness. Since she lives in Lexington, I get to spend a great deal of time with her and her brother and sister. How much fun is that?
Joselyn is the oldest child of my second daughter Marissa and her husband Adam. She came into a family filled with love and that became her middle name as well. And she exudes the middle name as she shows love to all around her and to the world she lives in.
I get great joy and happiness with her on park excursions as I watch her look at the world around her with great curiosity.
I smile when I think of the way she makes the world her stage as she dances and prances.
Joselyn also loves being on the beaches of lakes and oceans. She seems attracted to the beautiful surroundings around her. She loves nature whether it be leaves and plants, insects and butterflies or the sands on the beach.
Joselyn is a joy.
In her short eight years of life, she has traveled to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, Canada, Maine, Georgia and many states in between. Many of these trips have been with me and she is a GREAT traveler.
Because Jos lives in town, I am able to go to the movies with her and her brother and sister and sometimes her cousin Autumn, my oldest grandchild. These are fun affairs. We take goofy pictures together.
We always find a way to have fun with each other on these outings. And the kids always know that when they are with Grampz, it is always a photo opportunity. And Grampz becomes a kid again for a little while.
And it is always that way when I am with Joselyn. Since her mother is a photographer, Jos is always in front of a camera lens. And it is really no different with Grampz.
I really get a kick out of saying – “Time for a goofy picture” because I know that Joselyn will ALWAYS come through, even if the others kind of shrug it off.
Joselyn is tons of fun!
She is always serious about learning and loves everything around her. The world is her classroom and she engages with it.
I am grateful to see this beautiful person blossom like a butterfly from a cocoon. And indeed she has.
Following are a few pictures from earlier birthdays and other good times. I love my sweet Joselyn.
She is a great blessing in my life and in the lives of all those whom she touches.
And just a few more photos of this amazing kid!
I love Joselyn…..she is a blessing in my life