Like Father Like Son.

My son Billy and my grandson Logan are so much alike.

When we went to the hospital the day Logan was born, it was like I was looking at Billy as a newborn.


On the left Billy is holding two-month-old Logan.     On the right is four month old baby Billy.

As Logan gets older, he reminds me of Billy in other ways. Not just his blonde hair and blue eyes.

Logan is very creative and imaginative. Just like Billy was.

If you let Logan watch T.V. with no boundaries, he would watch it all day long.

Just like his Daddy at that same age.

I’m sure if there were iPads 20 years ago, Billy would have wanted to go on it to watch kids YouTube, just like Logan does today.

I have to monitor screen time or Logan wouldn’t do anything else and it would be a shame to waste his imagination!

When Billy was little, I remember both my mother and my grandmother always telling me how smart Billy was.

5 year old Billy

I was in my early 20s and I wasn’t making very smart choices so when they said that it just sort of went in one ear and out the other.

Now I am 20 years older and I am watching Logan change and grow, I say the same thing about him.

Logan is just so smart.

The things he says sometimes just amaze me and I ask him “how do you know that?”

His reply is always “I just do.”

The other way that I cherish Logans similarity to Billy are the adjectives he chooses to use when he is describing something or someone.

He will say “look at that cute little butterfly!”

Last night I was using the flashlight on my phone to look at something in his mouth and I accidentally clicked on my camera in selfie mode.

I caught a glimpse of my disheveled hair and my tired face and I said “ugh I am such a mess, my hair looks like a mop head.”

Basically it was that negative self talk that we do and I happened to say mine out loud.

Logan answered my self talk. ” No it’s not Nana, it’s beautiful!”

Of course that made my heart melt and made me smile.

Logan and Nana waiting for the kindergarten bus.

I have mentioned before that Billy would say things like that to me all the time.

He would complement me and he would make me feel so good.

The last Christmas we had together in 2017 he had not seen me in a few months other than FaceTime.

I had gone a bit darker with my hair color. The first thing he said to me is “I really like your hair darker like that Mom, it looks good on you.”

I certainly miss his compliments and the way that he made me feel.

I believe that is a character trait that he got from my Father. My Dad is the exact same way.

He always calls me his beautiful daughter and showers me with compliments about how I do things just like my Mother which is the best compliment of all.

My Son Jami, Me and my Dad this past Christmas 2018.

I am very thankful that positive trait was passed on to Logan.

I believe the following quote is very true.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~Maya Angelou


I am very grateful for a father, a son and now a grandson who had, and continue to have a way with words that touch my heart and make me feel good.

Billy definitely lives on through his son in many ways, but the best way is through the sparkle in his eyes and the love in his heart that can’t help but make others feel good.

Daddy and Logan just being together.

“For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34b

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