Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
~Winnie the Pooh
That is especially true for our three beautiful grandsons! I mean, there is nothing like a grandchild to put a smile on your face, a lump in your throat and a warm feeling in your heart.
Our first grandson is Caleb Dean Qalluuraq Gunderson. He was born July 10, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
Caleb is the first child of our oldest daughter Megan and her husband Aaron. Aaron is a Native Inupiat Eskimo from Wainwright, Alaska. They met when Megan was teaching elementary school in Atqasuk, Alaska, just south of Barrow.
Caleb is ALL BOY! From the first day he came home from the hospital, he has preferred to be outside and that hasn’t changed one bit. The only thing he prefers as much as the outdoors is his love of all things with wheels. He loves cars and trucks and airplanes etc. He will literally play with cars all day every day if you would let him and he even sleeps with them!
Our second grandson is Kegan Emit Harrison. He was born on December 15, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Kegan is the first child of our youngest daughter, Amanda and her husband James. The met at college and were married in Davis, Oklahoma.
Kegan is just now beginning to crawl everywhere and learning to stand up on furniture. He is the sweetest little boy and is always so happy!
Our third grandson is Henry Vale Pamiaq Gunderson. He was born on August 14, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Henry is the second son of Megan and Aaron and his middle name Vale was taken from Tex’s real name of DeVale.
Henry is a very laid back baby and just is so cute! Since they now live in Dillingham, Alaska, we haven’t been able to hold him just yet. Susan has a trip planned in late September to fly to Dillingham and will finally be able to love on him.
Even when our three grandsons are out of our sight,
they are never out of our minds or our hearts.
It is sometimes hard to be so far away from all of them. Caleb and Henry live in remote Alaska, only accessible by barge or plane and Kegan lives in OKC so we don’t get to see them very often.
Thank goodness for technology and Facetime because that allows us to see and talk to them. It really is a lifesaver!
How have you handle being away from family members? Share your ideas with us!