nana and pop / by Carey

I spent a significant part of my childhood with my grandparents. Those memories are special, and were critical to making me who I am today. I am so very thankful for these wonderful grandparents for my own children. I don't remember my grandparents taking me to the beach when we were little guys like my kids are now. But I know they did. And I've seen the pictures. It was neat beyond description for me several times when I thought about how this must have been what it felt like when we were little and Grandma and Granddad took


to the ocean. Experiencing the sand, the salt water, the sea creatures, and the pool. I am excited to think about all the special memories they will build together in the future. Being a grandparent IS a very beautiful thing.