13 Jul 2011 Leave a Comment
At that awesome moment of birth, when we gaze upon our newborn for the first time, we believe that nothing can transcend the feelings of joy, wonder, love, and gratitude we experience. And that holds true, even though these emotions reemerge with the arrival of each child: no other phenomenon can quite compare with the birth of a child.
No other phenomenon, that is, until the first grandchild is born. At this moment that defies description, all the emotions that burst forth with a child’s birth are renewed, and multiplied, when that child becomes a parent. Milestones that delight Mommy and Daddy are boundless sources of joy and pride for Grandma and Grandpa. Nothing can compare with answering the phone and discovering that a little grandchild is on the other end and wants to talk to the grandfolks, and ends the conversation with “I love you” and a kiss. Talk about ecstasy. . .
As our home is happily full of grandchildren this week, we have had many opportunities to enjoy the youngsters. When, after their extended visit comes to an end (as it must), and our lives return to normal, we are sure to feel the void left by their return home. The silence will be deafening, I am sure. But for now, let us revel in the presence of these magnificent little people who have filled our hearts with joy and love since their arrival in our family.