My daughter sometimes call us, her parents, her ” parental units!” It is a fun name to be called and I smile each time she says it.
Allow me to say that my “grand units” er…Grandchildren, bring me and my husband so much happiness and I know all of you Grandparents know exactly what I am talking about!
Every day we Grandparents (in our case…’Nana’ and ‘PaG’) show off pics of our special little ones proudly and tell stories of them to whomever will listen! Nothing touches the pure joy of having a grandchild in your arms from their birth day through the years. What better joy at our age than feeding a grandbaby who stares into your eyes wondering who we are. Our memories of our own children come back to us each time we are with our Grands. Those are wonderful memories and very special.
Our children grow up into adulthood much too fast but we are given precious gifts..their children to love on and kiss on and hug on as much as we like. Wonderful!
One of my grandsons begins PreKindergarten this coming week and I find myself sad and happy all at the same time. Sad because he won’t be there during the day when I visit but happy he will have a great learning and fun time in PreK. Have to admit sad is winning at the moment. It reminds us of how quickly they grow.
Is there anything better than having a grandchild run out to your car as you drive up, jump up and down, throwing kisses and just being thrilled you are there? Nope. Nothing better.
Sweet happy smiles on precious innocent faces and squeals that grandchildren show when we visit them. Small baby feet toddling to see you as you walk through the door yelling, “Nana!!” The first time your grandson is able to say, “Nana” after two operations and many speech therapies! What could possibly be better?
My heart is full of love today and every day for these little “munchkins” in my life and not.