Friday, January 11, 2008

Grandmothers and Grandchildren

"Grandmothers and grandchildren have a lot in common. They are inclined to straggle behind on walks. They doze off at unexpected moments. They like fancy cakes. They are very fond of cats and know how to talk to them. They are given to falling over. They get the giggles." - Pam Brown

I was so blessed today! This morning I saw four of the grandkids (Justin, Ethan, Rebekah, and Michael) at the chiropractor's office. I got hugs and kisses from each of them before I left.

This afternoon, I was treated to a visit from four more(Trenton, Stewart, and the twins)! More hugs, more kisses. Baby grins, complete with drool. I can't ever get enough of those little faces.

Then, this evening, two more of the grandkids came for supper at "Granny's house"! Kaleb and Kaitlyn entertained us for the evening. Kaleb is fascinated with telephones, and whenever he heard the phone ring, he would put his fist up to his ear and solemnly say, "Hello"; gibberish would follow, then: "Bye". He's nearly two, but is really all grown up. After all, he IS a big brother!

Kaitlyn is a happy baby. All smiles. Even when she was hurt a bit, the cries only lasted a few moments.

Our joy as grandparents is always enhanced as we watch how well cared for these little ones are. Their parents (our children!) LOVE them. They play with them, coax belly laughs from them, care for them, nurse them, delight in them. We see ourselves reflected in our grown children. We remember how much we loved our babies. It does our hearts good to see this love continue to the next generation.

"To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own, so that thee is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness."- J.B. Priestley

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