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Thursday, December 27, 2012

When people talk about their grandchildren and say:
“I never knew how much love my heart could hold ’til someone called me Grandma!:”
“If I’d known how sweet grandchildren were…I’d have had them first!” 
“There is nothing else like it!” 
We love our Grandchildren.  We have three of them.  We also now have four Great Grandchildren. We know how sweet and precious they are.  But we have never said those three statements above and we will not say them, because it is simply not true in our case.  They are very sweet and special…but in no way are they more so than our own children!

One day an acquaintance said to me, after his first grandchild was born.  “Isn’t it amazing how much more special your grandchildren are than your children were?”

I looked him in the eye and said, “Mine aren’t!”   

He looked shocked and then recovered quite nicely and said, ” Well, when my kids were growing up, I was pretty busy and wasn’t around them very much.  I had to work nights and sleep days.”  

How sad and I’m afraid that is the norm in this present age.   I think about this and I wonder what their children feel and think when the statements above are made where they can hear them?   Maybe I'm reading something in there that isn't there...but I think it is very sad and tragic.