To my dear grandsons,
They say that becoming a grandparent is one of the greatest gifts in the world. I did not have a full appreciation of that until you guys came into my life.
I loved you even before I met you in person. Once I laid eyes on you, that love grew by infinite measure.
It was an honor and a privilege to help your parents care for you after you were born, to watch you for endless hours as you made your adorable squinchy baby face expressions, yawns, coos and smiles.
To experience the bliss of having you sleep in my arms.
And now, I am having the joy of watching you grow and the delight of watching your parents guide you with love and devotion.
Your parents are pretty amazing people. Do you know how lucky you are?
Of course they will love and protect you forever but they are also showing you what you need to know to be a good citizen of the world.
I love the way that you cooperate and share with others. Your parents taught you that. May this kindness always be the cornerstone of your soul.
I love that you protect each other. Throughout your life, may you speak up whenever you see injustice and always defend those who are being picked on or bullied.
Your parents are showing by example what it means to be a true and loyal friend to others. Along with the close-knit family you are blessed to be a part of, friends should be an important part of your life.
May you have family who are your friends and friends who are your family.
I love that you are so curious about the world around you. May you always have a keen interest in learning about people, places and things.
I love that you love books. May you always have a passion for reading and a thirst for knowledge.
Your parents will take your education very seriously and make sure that you are exposed to a wide range of cultures and ideas so that you can learn the importance of diversity and acceptance.
They will encourage you to always be true to your selves, to be an individual, to be the best “YOU” you can be. You are quite fabulous, you know.
Your parents will travel with you. You will have the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of places around the world. May you take advantage of every opportunity and may each experience make you yearn for the next one.
May you find things in your life to be passionate about. And may you be lucky enough to incorporate your passions into every aspect of your life.
May you someday be lucky enough to meet the person you are meant to be with. Your partner. The love of your life. Remember to always be kind, supportive and respectful of that person and always expect the same in return. You deserve nothing less.
Thank you for the joy you bring to our family. Please know that you are surrounded by people who love you fiercely and will support and protect you forever.
With all my love,
This post was written as part of the “Who I Am” series hosted by Dana of Kiss My List and Bev of Linkouture. This month, participants were to answer the questions: Who are the people you love, and who love you? How are they are part of your story? Please visit here to read more “Who I Am” stories. And, visit here to read more about the “Who I Am” series.
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