The second graduation was for grandson Mason on Saturday, May 27, in Erie, Utah. Thankfully, the graduations, unlike the births of these two, were spread out a few days apart so Grandma Sally could attend both milestone events.
One day back in 1998, daughter Amy called with the unexpected and exciting news that she was expecting a baby. With tears of joy streaming down my face, I celebrated with her while also dreading that one of us was going to have to let her sister Keicha know that Amy was expecting. Keicha was at the same time trying to conceive a baby, but all attempts had been unsuccessful.
I don't clearly remember the chain of events, but it was within a few days after Amy's announcement which was not yet made known to the rest of the family that Keicha called with the news that she was expecting a baby. Along with my joyous reaction, I gave a big sigh of relief!
Both babies were due in October. I was teaching at the time, so I could not travel to be with Keicha for the birth of her firstborn, but I was there with Amy when Mason was born on October 4. Thirty-six hours later, Keicha gave birth to Gillian.
Those days when these two were babies were such fun. Soon they were toddlers, and then in school. We tried to all be together for many special occasions as the two cousins grew up in separate states.
|Gillian in front of Ogden High School|
May 24, 2017
|Gillian, Keicha, & Jeff|
|Keicha & Gillian with Mason|
Grandma Sally & Mason
Brother and Sister moment ~ Mason & Hannah