I Stole This Picture

October 10, 2012 | My Jottings

As you can see by the logo, my daughter Sharon took this sweet picture of her four children, four-eighths of my grandchild treasure chest.

I loved the picture so much I stole it from her. I didn’t even ask permission…payback for all the times she didn’t ask for my permission when she was growing up!  🙂

Mr. McBoy is 10 1/2, Mrs. Nisky is 8, Li’l Gleegirl is 5 1/2, and Louisa (yes, her real name) is 10 weeks.

Intentionally giving thanks, and taking pictures — these two things seem to slow down the passage of time for me.

Recently I told Mr. McBoy that in just a few blinks of an eye he would be 6′ 8″ tall, but that I would still want him to sit on my lap when he’s all grown. He looked at me funny and said, “But Grandma, I might crush you.” I assured him I could withstand it and he seemed to believe me.

Little does he know I’m already being crushed, in a sense, just to know the love of these grandbabies.


  1. Roberta says:

    Those eyes! Those smiles!
    Your “theft” from Sharon has brightened my day!
    You have reminded me of what I have to be grateful for in my life. I am shamed to admit that I need reminding at times (sigh).
    Blessings to all of you!

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for your kind comments Roberta. I certainly understand needing reminders to be thankful…it’s why I said “intentional”…. Because on my own I can be quite the complaining, glass-half-empty sort of person. God bless you today my NY friend…. Xxoo

  3. Kay in UK says:

    Lovely, lovely photo.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Kay. You are on my mind and in my prayers…. xxxoo

  5. Sharon says:

    Stealer! Thief! I shall never forgive you for taking this picture! ;p

    Yesterday I asked McBoy how he was going to feel when he was 6’9″, and he said, “I’m probably going to feel really happy about that.”

  6. Just Julie says:


    I hope the Minnesota Timberwolves will feel really happy about that too. xxoo

  7. Dorothy Sooter says:

    The picture you shared was so beautiful. Happier children I have
    never seen. Please tell Sharon and Chris I admire their wonderful
    family and you know how your mom and dad would treasure them.

  8. Just Julie says:

    Oh thank you Dorothy! We talk about that often as a matter of fact…I know my parents would be so “over the moon” about my grand babies… You have some marvelous blessings with all of yours too… Love you..xxoo

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