The nature of living abroad means that having family members around for any of our birthdays is a special treat. This summer Eli was blessed to have his grandparents here to celebrate with us. That’s not something I gave a second thought as a kid. Having grandparents around was a joyful constant in my life. For Eli, those instances are a gift in and of themselves. Their visit made it even more special for D and I as well as we watched him get showered with love.