Grandchildren Rock

This weekend I had one of my websites defaced. I was very relieved to find that the support team where it was hosted got the problem sorted in a short time.
My pleasure was short lived when I woke up yesterday to find that it had been hacked and even though I removed all my plugins and themes the website was still down. I had to back up all my posts so I wasn’t feeling too happy.Then lo and behold I got a phone call with some happy family news and I realized that the hacking incident was nothing more than a bleep.
A few minutes later, I got another message from support and they were able to sort out the website and get it back on line.My roller coaster weekend taught me a good lesson about keeping themes and plugins updated. I didn’t realize that if you don’t you make it easier for the hackers to access your website. So now I am passing the message on and hoping it will save somebody else the hassle.
The second lesson was just a reminder about how different my life is now that I have a family.

I was an only child – I was adopted so my first blood relation (as far as I knew at the time) was my son. I was ecstatic the day that he was born, but he was also an only child and when my husband and I separated and our older relatives passed on it seemed that family life was passing us by.

And then it happened! I got the news that my son had met a girl in America when he was on a working holiday. She turned out to be the love of his life and in the space of a few short years I had become the grandmother of three fantastic boys.

Oh boy – did that change my life! Watching them grow up , telling them stories about my childhood, going on trips all over Europe. What fun it is to have grandchildren – ask any grandma or grandpa.
I could never have imagined that one day I would have such a wonderful gift – the gift of grandchildren.
They change your life in so many ways and give you a reason to aim for a better life not just for yourself but for them.

So now I have to buckle down and put some time and effort to create a legacy for them. I have found the perfect vehicle for that – now all I need is the determination to be consistent in my efforts to get the ball rolling.
Are you ready to start building a legacy for someone in your life?


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