Our first grandchild was born on April 14 2011, Katelynn Nicole. I heard many grandparents rave about their grand kids and how different it was from being a parent but I was completely unprepared for this. Words just cannot express the feelings and joy and pride I have.
It is amazing to watch another generation from you come into this world and see them grow and become little people. Every time we babysit we come away in what we call baby daze. Nothing else matters. Of course she is the smartest most perfect child ever born. The best thing is how much patience I have with her. Not to mention seeing those little things in her that are you. You know like when she throws herself on the floor for a tantrum and your mother reminds you how you used to do that. Ha, me, not me!! Well um maybe; it is cute when she does it though. 🙂
Obviously she is also my motivation to continue my derby experience to help me be able to keep up with her. And I cannot wait to teach her to skate. She will love it as anything that makes her go is her favorite thing to do!
It is also incredibly awesome to watch your children become parents. My daughter has become great woman and now a mother and I watch in awe as she moves along with her life and her precious family.
As Thanksgiving fast approaches I have so very much to be thankful for. My family is my support and my husband my rock. Spending the time with my family is the best gift in the world and we come together in love regardless of what is going on in life. I remind myself daily to be thankful for all that I have and all that is to come.
As our children grow up and we grow older and our parents older still, I am humbled by how short a time we have to be with them, make the most of every single minute!