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Sundays with Gage – Family Time

As an only child, married to an only child, who has an only child, the house sometimes feels too quite and too calm.  I often worry that Gage will become too serious like his parents.  There are lots of benefits to being an only, but the lonely feeling is not one of them. It’s why I appreciated growing up so close to aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  And now I’m thankful to share that same wonderful family with Gage, even if we are far away.

My nine cousins on that side of the family are all within 15 years of each other and kids came in a timely fashion to most, but not me.  Gage is closest in age to Lucy and she just got her driver’s permit!  But, when family is together all is good and Gage loves feeling like part of a big family.

IMG_2320Amy and I are only 5 months apart and even spent our freshman year at Ohio State as roommates.  Her son is a junior in college and a great kid.  Here he is playing Gage in a game of chess at Thanksgiving.  See Gage surrounded by all the love?  It makes this ‘only’ mama’s heart happy.

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November 26, 2017 - Posted by | Gage

4 Comments »

  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all!

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | November 26, 2017 | Reply

  2. I saw that chess match on Facebook and loved it! I’m sure everyone loves sweet Gage!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | November 26, 2017 | Reply

  3. Very cool, Stacy.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | November 27, 2017 | Reply

  4. My daughter loves being surrounded by family too–which is why this trip back to Pennsylvania this summer was so important to me. I feel bad that we don’t have family nearby. The family we visit regularly (three or four times a year) are all adults. I am glad Gage had a good time! He looks like he is having fun!

    Comment by Literary Feline | December 2, 2017 | Reply


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