Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good Genes

Gramma Louise & Nikki 5-25-08
Though nearly sixty years separate them, they are two peas in a pod. On the left is the Italian mother of my late husband. She's typical of alot of Italians I've met and known. She's loud, she's boisterous, and she's physically expressive. She has a magnetic personality which draws everyone to her. She's sharp-minded, quick-witted, and very funny. Except for occasional flare-ups of a hot temper, she is usually laughing.
On the right is her granddaughter, my daughter, Nikki. She embodies everything I said about her grandmother. Living at opposite ends of the country, Nikki wasn't raised near her grandmother. She's not even gotten to see her all that many times in her life. Yet, when they do get together, it's as if they were never apart. There is that magical, genetic link which connects them. In knowing Louise, I have a good hunch of what my daughter will be like in her 80's, personality wise, as well as in looks.
I can almost picture Nikki's daddy standing next to them, smiling that same million dollar smile.
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But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
~Psalm 103:17-18 KJV

17 comments:

Smith Family said...

That is such a sweet picture.

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

I love that picture! I know they had a great time together. They do look alike.

I was hoping that you'd be posting about your time with Nikki, too. :D

Wool Winder said...

Great photo! Looks like you got the family to pose for a few pictures too. :)

Amy said...

They DO look so much alike!!

I love this post...

Randi said...

They do look A LOT alike! Both are simply beautiful. Their smiles are amazing!

Bev said...

Lovely ladies, both of them. don't you just love the twinkle in their eyes!

Sharon said...

What a picture!!
I'm so glad that you guys were all able to hook up for a grand visit. Don't you know it warmed the cockles of Nikki's grandma's heart!
Thanks for sharing with us.

Jen r. said...

I have you entered in my drawing.. your daughter is georgeous!!! They do look alike!good luck! Jen R

cinnamongirl93 said...

Wow, what a fantastic picture! You daughters smile is intoxicating! She is a very beautiful girl! They say the eyes are the window to the soul...That being said your daughter is beautiful inside and out. You must be very proud!

Marguerite said...

What a precious picture.

Your daughter is beautiful. And, so is her grandmother.

Tipper said...

A great picture! They do have the same beautiful smile!

MSM said...

These are the kind of photographs I cherish. The elderly, and multi-generational.

So glad for your whole family that you had this time together.

MSM said...

These are the kind of photographs I cherish. The elderly, and multi-generational.

So glad for your whole family that you had this time together.

gettingpurlywithit said...

They so look alike! Beautiful...

Great smiles :)

Kimmie said...

What beautiful girls...! Your daughter Nikki is a knock-out!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

stf (lorna) said...

love the photos - love what you affirm about them :) sweet!

kellyds said...

Two BEAUTIFUL people!