We are so blessed to have a large family. Between my husband and I, we have six children and nine grandchildren. Although they are spread our all over the United States, we try to see them at least once a year. It was pointed out to me that by the time the youngest grandchild turns 13, I will be 75. I hope I still have the energy.
When our first grandchild was turning thirteen, we decided that it would be fun to give each child a 13th birthday present as a trip to spend a week with us . . . without Mom and Dad or brothers and sisters. That was seven years ago. This year we had the third grandchild with us for a week. What a joy it is to share some alone time with them, especially at this age. They are past the needing a lot of hand holding – but still kids to the core when you give them a chance to just be a kid.
Do you have any special traditions with your family? Either ones past down from previous generations or have you created a new tradition like we have? I’d love to hear what they are.