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One year ago

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-11:40

What I’m about to share with you is rather personal (moderator please edit if so required)

Some of you might recall that last year March, just days after the 1st global massive COVID lockdown was activated, our first and sofar only grandchild was born back home in Europe

I couldn’t leave Dubai and didn’t see her until September that year.

My wife was back home in Europe but couldn’t visit our son plus his wife and our grandchild either because both my son and daughter in law tested positive when they checked in the hospital for the delivery.

Our grandchild was the first “COVID Baby” born in our home country. Imagine giving birth to your first child surrounded by medical staff in full HAZMAT gear.

But all went well. The baby tested negative. Both my son and his wife recovered fully and finally in September we all got together.

Since then covid struck again. Travel was impossible. Until now.

My son his wife and grandchild made it to dubai for a few weeks rest. Tomorrow they're leaving

And the baby? See for your self (ps for all photographers out there I belief this is my best photo ever but I could be slightly biased)

Furthermore a very special thank you to a handful of senior members who were fully aware of this bizar scenario as it unfolded: million thanks for your listening ears and massive support. You can’t begin to imagine how much we appreciated that.



This message has been edited by Mike H on 2021-05-04 15:23:03

What a magical moment!

 
 By: @lberti : May 4th, 2021-11:52
I think relationships with the grand parents are best! I enjoyed the time with my grand parents so much. They were calm and made me calm too. They were understanding and good listeners. They taught me good lessons of life and shared so many interesting storyies.

Your foto sums up just that great memory of mine. Enjoy every second!

All the best and happy to have you also here👌

Much appreciated

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-11:57

Very welcome... During the pandemic / lockdown we were reminded what matters.....

 
 By: @lberti : May 4th, 2021-13:19
What matters is clearly shown in your picutre smile

Congraulations on your family's good health and being able to get together

 
 By: cazalea : May 4th, 2021-12:10
It has been a terrible strain on many around the world but your separation which resulted in distance - living and yet holding your family bonds together were unique. 

Selfishly, we have benefitted from your persistance in improving your photography during this time, especially of the wildlife around you.

Thank you very much,

Mike


Much appreciated Mike

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-12:12

What a great story

 
 By: JV_Zag : May 4th, 2021-12:27
And a true reminder in what’s most important!

Thanks for your kind words

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-12:30

That’s a fantastic story Jurry! Do stay safe and we’ll.

 
 By: Monopole : May 4th, 2021-13:34

The word that comes to my mind is resilience...

 
 By: nacelle : May 4th, 2021-14:39
Well done  to you and your family....

Hi Jurry, great picture, those memories are priceless (can't beat a watch I guess;)). Good to hear your family is happy and safe. Hartelijke groet, Bobbe

 
 By: Bobbe : May 4th, 2021-14:56

Great story my friend

 
 By: Mike H : May 4th, 2021-15:26
That's what family love is all about, caring about the ones in our heart.
Keep well and stay safe my friend, you and yours smile.
Mike

Thats the true legacy 😇 best wishes.

 
 By: redcorals : May 4th, 2021-15:47

Thanks my friend

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-17:25

A heartfelt moment. I am so happy for you my friend, blessings and peace for you and your family. After going through this we have a better understanding of what’s important in life. Sincerely, Tony

 
 By: aperna : May 4th, 2021-15:50

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 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-17:25
Your kind words are so appreciated

Good to have you with us Jurry ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 4th, 2021-18:15
I’m pleased that things are improving for you and your family. Keep posting your photos.
Best regards 
The Captain 

Thanks captain

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-18:33

My pleasure 🙏

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 4th, 2021-18:33

That is very good news, dear Jurry. Enjoy your time with your family.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 4th, 2021-18:32

Thank you my friend

 
 By: Jurry : May 4th, 2021-18:34

I am a grandfather and I can fully appreciate the spirit, tone, and love embodied in your post, Jurry. I never knew how special it would be to have grandchildren (now 3) until it happened.

 
 By: orahu : May 4th, 2021-21:05
We are driving to Vermont this weekend to be with one of them. We haven’t seen 3-plus year old Sophie since last October. We will be bearing lots of gifts! 

Thanks and looks you and I are perfectly aligned

 
 By: Jurry : May 10th, 2021-03:03

Thank you for the update Jurry...

 
 By: cshimokita : May 4th, 2021-23:15

What a touching story... and who has not been impacted by recent events.

Great that you could connect with your family...

Stay safe...

Casey

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Thank you so much Casey

 
 By: Jurry : May 10th, 2021-03:02

Wow that photo about your story says it all. I don’t have a grandkid yet but i do know how special a grandparent-grandkid relationship can be..

 
 By: Echi : May 5th, 2021-02:49
It’s just different. I’ve been on the receiving end of one and I’ve seen it with my daughter to hers. And to know the circumstances of yours just adds another special layer to it. Wishing you a lot of great times! As the character of russell crowe in the movie A Good Year said when describing his memories with his granddad, “they were grand!”

P.s. you photographing birds is good training for when you start photographing your what can i only imagine would be a restless grandchild smile

Thank y7ou my friend

 
 By: Jurry : May 5th, 2021-04:49

What a story, what a moment captured.

 
 By: cory : May 5th, 2021-03:34
Enjoy your family time, it's precious!

Thank you so much

 
 By: Jurry : May 5th, 2021-12:19

Dearest Jurry - what a precious moment!

 
 By: ChristianDK : May 6th, 2021-08:55
THIS is what life is all about. The proof is in the picture - forget watches. Thank you for sharing this with us smile It is a privilege to have such great member of our community.
Christian
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