Monday, August 24, 2009

For the Love of Graceland

I am simply amazed at the kindness of James, Matthew and Stephen. Over the past couple of years..........and mostly this summer........these three young 'men' have kept the grounds beautiful at my parents house.
~ Graceland~
Lovingly named after our mother by our father

Every weekend these three guys meet at their grandparents house. They ask what needs to be done around the area and then.........they simply do it.

They have kept the yard beautiful.

Tulips  by you.

They mow the grass, keep the pool going, till the gardens and try very hard to make things grow. ~ Wonderful Willy ~
They know their grandfather is sick this summer and some days doing the simple things he loves to do like; cutting the grass, weeding the flower beds, keeping the fountain running and cleaning out the pool maybe to much of a chore for him.
I am amazed and delighted at the love and dedication they show for both my parents.
We all know they just want to show how much they love both of their Grandparents and they just want to make these..........sick days........ as easy as possible for them both.
~ My dad often says ~
"I don't go out much these days but I love to look out and see all the work being done."
Although, I admire and love the loyalty, dedication and perseverance James, Matthew and Stephen have shown through out this summer: I admire and simply love the fact they have become teachers to the other children.
I find it all so heart warming to know "THEY" understand the difference between saying I love you Nana and Grandpa and Showing the love they have for their Nana, Grandpa........ and Graceland.


  1. What amazing kids!!! You must be so proud of them.

  2. It looks beautiful Lis!

  3. What a beautiful place to live and such a heart warming tribute to both your parents.

    Your parents must be so proud of their grandchildren.

    I will pray for your dad.

  4. Very nicely stated indeed. Amazing young men.
    Love, Marg.

  5. Did you notice the foreman in the last picture? Cute kid wearing a yellow shirt.

    Don't think he got the message - He must work for the county - no sweat falling from that child's brow. ;-) (Look at the smile on his face! - Cute Kid)

    Great pictures - Great family.

  6. How did we ever get so lucky? Our Grandkids are wonderful, truly, we never have to ask, they just do it, even the kid in the yellow shirt, he was the foreman that day. Sure wish our own five children would help out a little.... I did a good job with the grands any way,

  7. Heart Warming post

    What wonderful grandchildren. What a beautiful place to live.

  8. You warmed my heart SO MUCH with this story!! This is how loving families should be and what a testimony to their parents - and grandparents - that they would want to do this. How beautiful, Lisa!

  9. Melissa the knife-toter27 August, 2009

    They ARE amazing kids...all of them!!! With outstanding examples set before them in their parents AND grandparents. Much love to you Lisa, Mark, Grace & Bill!!! Have been lifting all of you up to our Lord & Savior...and will most faithfully continue to so...

  10. That is so great Lisa. You've really raised the kids to be just as wonderful, as loving, and as caring as you are. I know you're very proud of them and I'm sure you're mom and dad are very proud of you for being a fantastic mom. I pray for your dad every day and I hope he is doing well. I miss seeing you!!

    Love you!

    PS: I forgot my blog login info so I had to post this under anonymous : (

  11. Beautiful Post!


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