Holiday times with family are really precious, yet they come and go so quickly. We had 22 family members with us this Christmas, including all four grandchildren. I’ve written about my summer gravel and limb-cutting activities with eldest grandchild Jack. Now I turn to our eldest granddaughter Hazel.
Hazel is a delightfully four years old. I know whenever I see her that I’ll get a huge hug around both of my legs until I hoist her up so that we’re face-to-face, and then I’ll get a giant hug right around the neck accompanied by a heartily voiced (she has a booming voice, especially for one so young), “Hi Grandpa!” or “I love you, Grandpa!” — music, of course, to any grandparent’s ears.