When I found out I was going to be a grandma, I was stunned! Not that I didn’t want to be a grandma; I just didn’t think i was ready.
My grandchildren are my antidepressants. When I am with them, I laugh and I look. When we see a hummingbird or pick raspberries, I am as happy as they are. Our mutual affection has taught me about pure and nearly perfect love.
Boy was I wrong!
From the first moment I saw them come into this world; to seeing them crawl and walk.; now learning to talk, I couldn’t be happier. I relish the moments I have. Watching them learn new things; seeing them change daily.
I see a future of day trips to the Aquarium, McDonald’s, and Adventure Parks. Dinner dates and going to a multitude of movies followed by ice cream treats. I can’t wait to plan summer camping trips and drives to the beach.
As an added bonus I feel closer to my daughter since she became a parent. It is nice to be needed now and then, and to be understood a bit better now she faces the challenges I once had to cope with. Best of all, it is rewarding to be united by a common love, a shared concern. Our precious babies.
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Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.