New Journeys | A Legacy of Love

As Howard and I stand hand in hand, stepping into this new season in our lives, there’s an electrifying sense of anticipation in the air. Becoming grandparents is a milestone that fills us with a shared joy and excitement. It’s a chapter we’ve been eagerly awaiting, a grand adventure that promises to be filled with love, wisdom, and cherished moments.

**Wisdom from Lives Well-Lived**

We’ve navigated the highs and lows of life, accumulating a wealth of experiences that have shaped us. Now, as grandparents, we have the privilege of passing on the wisdom we’ve gained along the way. It’s a chance to be a beacon of guidance, offering steady hands and open hearts to our grandchildren.

 **Rediscovering Childlike Wonder Together**

The prospect of witnessing the world anew through the eyes of our grandchildren is a shared source of delight for both of us. Their curiosity is infectious, rekindling a sense of wonder that we may have forgotten in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Together, we eagerly anticipate sharing in their discoveries, laughing in their joy, and nurturing their curiosity.

**Continuing the Family Legacy**

Becoming grandparents is not only about the present.  It’s about contributing to the legacy of our family.  Leaving a legacy includes, passing down stories, traditions, and values that have shaped us as a couple. It’s a profound realization that the love and bonds we forge will echo through the generations, leaving an indelible mark on our family’s history.

**Unwavering Love and Support**

The love we feel for our grandchildren is a force that knows no bounds. It’s a love that encompasses them entirely, embracing their quirks, dreams, and aspirations. Knowing that they have a united front of support in us, a safe haven where they can always find love and acceptance, fills us both with immeasurable joy.

**A Journey of Mutual Growth and Learning**

Beginning this new journey with our grandchildren, we’re acutely aware that this journey is not just one-sided. It’s an opportunity for mutual growth and learning, both as individuals and as a couple. Their fresh perspectives and boundless energy will undoubtedly breathe new life into our own outlook. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of discovery and shared experiences.

**Leaving a Legacy of Love Together**

As we now step into this role, we’re acutely aware of the legacy we want to leave behind as a couple. It’s a legacy of love, of cherished moments, and of unwavering support. We want our grandchildren to carry with them the knowledge that they are deeply loved and that they have a family that believes in them.

This new season of life, filled with the promise of grandparenthood, is an adventure we wholeheartedly embrace together. The joy, the love, and the shared moments are treasures that we eagerly anticipate. As we embark on this incredible journey side by side, we do so with hearts brimming with excitement, knowing that the love we share will resonate through the ages, leaving a legacy of love for generations to come.

About the Author
Shannon Ashkinos is the Vice President of Connections and Career Success at JPAR® Real Estate. She is an accomplished leader committed to fostering dynamic and high-performing teams through a focus on empowerment, mentorship, and the promotion of inclusive values and cultures. With a passion for developing the next generation of leaders, Shannon is dedicated to driving success and positive change.