Greatest Christmas Gift

@ramapo17 (24023)
Melbourne, Florida
December 8, 2016 3:24pm CST
We have 2 grandsons and they live in New Jersey and we live in Florida. Growing up I always had the best holidays as my parents wanted to give us things they never had. Since we moved to Florida two years ago my youngest grandson has been so depressed as both my parents are gone and with us moving away, the fun is gone. When my daughter told me this a month ago I was upset and last week my husband and I decided to surprise them but showing up unexpectedly. I am lucky as I have a girl friend that has a nice home near my daughter and we will stay with her. My daughter and one grandson have a small apartment and the other grandson is away at college. We have made the reservations and are flying up on the 22nd. We will show up at the apartment after school and shock our grandson and then we plan on taking him to where my daughter works and shock her too. I use to work in the same store she is in so I know lots of people there. It should be fun. We are flying up on the 22nd and staying until January 7th. When my daughter sees my grandson in the store she is going to be shocked he is there as it is two towns away from her apartment. We plan to have him tell her he got a ride from those people and then we will show up. I love surprises and fun. Wish me luck.
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@moffittjc (43007)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Dec 16
That will be the greatest Christmas gift you could ever give your daughter and grandson! They will be so surprised to see you! I hope everything goes as planned, and that you have a safe journey and an amazing holiday!
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Dec 16
Truthfully, I was depressed too thinking I wouldn't be seeing them during the holidays. I can't wait.
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@moffittjc (43007)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Dec 16
@ramapo17 Well I'm glad you found a way to raise your spirits!
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@moffittjc (43007)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Dec 16
@ramapo17 Thanks for sharing. Life certainly gets harder and more complicated as we age. This is my first Christmas without my dad. It's going to be hard.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
Sounds like an awesome surprise and I'm sure your daughter & grandsons will be thrilled. Christmas will be magical for everyone this year
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Dec 16
I was getting depressed hearing my grandson so sad. This is what grandparents are for.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
@ramapo17 you are so right. We grandparents LOVE our grandkids
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Dec 16
@Marilynda1225 Isn't it great how they can always put a smile on our faces.
• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Dec 16
Aw that is so sweet! I hope it goes exactly as planned, it sounds lovely. =)
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Dec 16
I am excited. I spoke to my daughter last week and she told me how sad he was because there are not many family members near her. I got sad because of that and I knew I could not have a happy holiday knowing my grandson wasn't happen. I grew up with such a huge family and we all had lots of people around.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 16
@ramapo17 That's so nice of you to do that. I wish I had parents that would do that and I wish my kids had grandparents that would surprise them like that too. Oh well, they know their parents love them more than anything. =)
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Dec 16
@LovingMyBabies That is what counts. I was getting very depressed thinking I wouldn't be with them again this year. I feel so bad for them as the huge family we had is gone. My parents are gone and others have moved away. At least they did experience some great times through the years.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Dec 16
Wishing you all the luck for something that sounds really fun and a great idea.
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Dec 16
Thank you so much @lovinangelsinstead21. Are you new here? I have never seen you before.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Dec 16
@ramapo17 No I have been here about five years on and off with the same username too.
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Dec 16
@lovinangelsinstead21 Well, I am happy to meet you.
@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
10 Dec 16
That is going to be their best Christmas ever. They are all going to be so happy and excited to have you there for Christmas.
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Dec 16
I think so too. I know how she feels as I feel the same way.
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
9 Dec 16
I am so glad that you are going to be able to spend the holidays with your grandsons and your daughter. and of course your friend.
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@ramapo17 (24023)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Dec 16
Thank you @BelleStarr. I just can't wait to see their faces when we show up at the door.
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