Part of being an Air Force family means accepting that we have to love each other over many miles, and sometimes won't see one another for several years at a time. None of us are wealthy enough to afford plane tickets to run here and there, but I have a fantasy of getting them all together in once place again--something that hasn't happened in the sixteen years since they were all living at home.
I'm not the most sentimental of moms or grannies, but once in a while, I sure wish I had one of those great long tables and could have all of them, their spouses and kidletts all gathered around it. But with them scattered in five different states, I will have to make do with imagining it.
In the meantime, I think I'll post pictures of my great kids and their kids.
Starting from eldest to youngest:
Casey, who married Josh, and has Cody, Autumn, Jennifer, and Freddy.
Jason, who has Gavin, Dylan, and Trevor.
Josh, who married Montana and has Juniper (along with two grand-dogs and a very large cat.)
Renee, who married Jeremy and has Vincent and Connor (along with one grand-dog and two medium cats.)
I miss them all greatly, but they are living good lives, they are well and happy, and they make me a very proud mom.