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Posted on March 2, 2017 by Christine Crosby in chrys howard, grandkids, grandmas, love, wear your joy

We GRANDmoms Want To Wear Our Joy…And Now We Can!


Grandmas want to wear their joy, and now they can!

BY CHRYS HOWARD

I come from a big family. My parents instilled a strong love of family in all six of their children. I grew up knowing that possessions are never more important than people and any true joy comes from the relationship you nurture with the people in your life.

Pictured below: Chrys Howard with all of her grandchildren

When my first grandchild was born, I was like many new grandmas thinking he was the cutest, most adorable, and smartest child on the planet. The only way to describe what I felt as I looked into the hospital nursery was pure joy. I tell people it’s a good thing Facebook didn’t exist back then or some major over-posting would have occurred when John Luke Robertson was born. My friends would have seen that dimple-cheeked face way too many times! But, my joy didn’t end there. You may recognize John Luke’s name as one of the children on A&E’s reality show, Duck Dynasty. Yes, six of the kids on the show are my grandchildren, but I also have eight more, for a total of fourteen. I adore each one of them.

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My mom looks so cute in her Wear Your Joy t-shirt, don’t you think? She is pictured here with two of her great-granddaughters, Bella Robertson and Aslyn Howard.

Over the years, I have looked for a t-shirt that expressed my “joy” at being a grandma, but I was never happy with the ones I found. Other “grandma” shirts were just not me. Several years ago, I started talking about doing my own t-shirt line, but life kept getting in the way and I never got to it. As I was helping my, now grown, grandson, John Luke, shape his book, Young and Beardless, I was impacted by something he said. He challenged his readers and go out do something they’ve always wanted to do. WOW! I realized that’s what I needed to do, so when 2016 rolled around, I determined to make my T-shirt idea a reality.

I love seeing grandmas of all ages, and in all stages, wear my t-shirts. These shirts are simply a way to express an overpowering love we have for those we value the most. After all, isn’t it the simplest of things–a hug, a kiss, a wave, a wink, a handwritten note–that bring us the greatest joy?

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Chrys Howard

I’m happy to announce my Wear Your Joy™ line of t-shirts and my website, www.wearyourjoy.net, is now up and running.

 

Please click here to visit us and see the full collection!

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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