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Posted on December 1, 2017 by Christine Crosby in grandbaby, jack levine, Thanksgiving

Meet Julianne – Our Thanksgiving GRANDbaby

Meet Julianne – Our Thanksgiving GRANDbaby


Please indulge me as I share some wonderful personal news…and ask for your support of my advocacy voice as we celebrate a new addition to our family.

While this is no doubt a completely biased perspective, our newborn granddaughter, Julianne Catherine, is without question the most beautiful baby born on Thanksgiving Day…or any other day

Julianne with her dad, Josh

I, of course, have no capacity to compare Julianne to the other some 11,100 babies born in the U.S. every day…or for that matter the 369,000 babies born worldwide each day…but you certainly understand that none can stake a claim on this Grand Dad’s heart with more power than our little one.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder….and I “be holding” the one who captured my complete adoration from second one…true love at first sight!

Forgive me if I’m overstating the obvious, and of course, Cha Cha (Grandma Charlotte’s preferred new name) is as thrilled as Pop Pop Jack, but we are also sure to share this burst of pride with parents Josh and Natalie…Grand In-Laws Steve and Nancy Wasserman…Uncles Aaron and Noah….and all the members of our extended families and dear friends both near and far.

Julianne – 4 days old

After all, what better respite from the ho-hum drum of life’s downturns and stresses than the birth of a healthy newborn to a loving family?

Babies are nature’s ultimate symbols of optimism and hope for a positive future. My dear Grandma Minnie called babies “God’s most generous gifts.”And who among us would debate the wisdom of that Old Country sage?

As the hours, days, weeks, months and years come and pass, a healthy birthday will always remain a memory of jubilant joy and lasting love for all of us who have the honor to be connected to this wonderful emotional feeling.

Featured image: Jack and Charlotte Levine with their first grandchild, Julianne


PRAISEJack Levine, Founder

4Generations Institute



The Advocate’s Credo:
Thou art my child, my parent, and my elder,
I love thee best,
But could not love thee half as much,
Loved I not all the rest.

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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