Be Thankful-We are!


With this Thanksgiving holiday, we are so thankful for our new grandson, Jackson Volkan Sherwood!  There is no greater gift from God.  I never really understood how very special it is to become a grandparent.  A grandchild is an extension of you through your child.  There is a deep connection from the very beginning. 

Meet Jackson:

Jackson Volkan Sherwood
November 12, 2017
8 pounds, 15 oz, 22″ long

Three Generations of Sherwood Men
Paul, Jake and Jackson

A future rockstar is born!

Cozy as a bug in a rug!

I would like to especially thank our son Jake and his wife Elif for bringing Jackson into our family.  To see them work together every step of the way to prepare and bring Jackson into the world has been amazing.  Their strength and commitment to each other was undeniable during the stress of a very long labor and birth.  They are going to be the best parents ever.  You make your mom and dad so proud! 

We hope everyone will take time to remember to be thankful for their blessings this Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Love to all!

Mary and Paul


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  1. Mary says:

    Thanks, Carolyn. We are spending the holidays with the new grandson!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Carolyn Philips says:

    I’m so happy for you. Grandchildren are wonderful!
    He is an adorable baby.

  3. Mary says:

    Hi Anne:
    So good to hear from you! Yes, I am beginning to see the true meaning of being a grandparent. How sweet it is!
    Hope you are well and spend Thanksgiving with your grans.
    Say hi to your girls for me!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Anne says:

    You are about to find out why this gift of this new life is as wonderful as we grandparents say
    Thanksgiving to all the Sherwoods

  5. Mary says:

    Hi Rubi:
    It is so good to hear from you. Thanks for your kind thoughts.
    Are you still in FL?
    Hope you are well and will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends.

  6. Mary says:

    Thanks, Susan. Hope you will be spending Thanksgiving with some of your grans!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Mary says:

    Thanks, Peggy.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Peggy says:

    Just beautiful!! I know you are proud grandparents!! There is nothing like a grandchild…

  9. Susan Proffitt Powell says:

    So happy for you and Paul! He is precious and a true blessing! Enjoy ❗️

  10. Rubi says:

    Hello Mary and Paul,

    What a blessing is your brand new Grandson! Congratulations to both of you
    and the proud parents. He looks beautiful, big and strong. May God grant him a healthy, long and happy life.

  11. Mary says:

    Thanks, Paula. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Paula and Tom says:

    Dear Mary and Paul,
    Congratulations and best wishes to Jake, Elif and you on the birth of Jackson. He is adorable and we know both of you are “over the moon” in love with him already. A blessed Thanksgiving to your family and you.

  13. Nancy Work says:

    So happy for your and your family and such a beautiful addition you have been blessed with.

    And also, so happy that you and your blog are up and running again. You have been missed.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  14. Mary says:

    Thanks, Kay. Wishing you, Ray and Marion a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. Kay says:

    What a beautiful baby! Way to go Jake and Elif.

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