Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The love of Grand Parents

The othet day Jared and I went on a little date to dinner and a movie. We had some time to kill before our movie started so we took a walk around the mall. The husband had to use the restroom so I obviously waited outside for him. One of my favorite things to do at the mall is people watch and I couldn't help, but notice this sweet older lady and her grand daughter. The little girl couldn't have been more than 2, but you could tell they were the best of friends. The grandma just adored that little girl. Any little thing she did, the grandma just laughed and smiled. When someone would walk by she had to mention that, that was her grand daughter and you could hear the pride in her voice. When Jared was finished and we walked away I told him that as much as I love to watch a mommy or daddy with their babies, there is just nothing sweeter than a Grandma or Grandpa with their sweet Grand Babies. That instance made me think about my babies and the love of their Grand Parents. My parents and my in laws LOVE their Grand Children, they probably, no they definitely love them more than their own kids and I get it, I finally get it. Before I was married with my own children, my sister had her first baby Desea and I was hooked, obsessed, in love the minute I met her, but I at times, would get so jealous of her. (I know it sounds ridiculous even typing it, but its the truth..) I was used to being the youngest and getting everything I wanted. I couldn't understand why my parents loved her more than me.. I was their daughter and it was only right to love me more. Well, I grew up, got married, and had my own babies and that is when I got it. Now I obviously am not a Grandma and better not be for at least 22 more years or so, but I have NEVER loved anything (besides my hubby) more than I love my children. They are my world, they bring so much joy and happiness into my life. When they do grow up and get married and have their own children those sweet babies will not only be a part of my children and their spouses, but they will be a piece of this family that Jared and I created. I used to ask my mom, how shr can love them more than us? And she would tell me.. 1. They are adorable and sweet and never give her heartache 2. They love and adore her as much as she does them. 3. They are a part of what her chilrden created, and the love and bond is just indescribable. Now I appreciate that love.. I appreciate my parents and Jared's parents more than they know. My Reefy boy wants to call his Grandpa, Grandma, Nama, and Papa everyday just to say hi and tell them he loves them. I love to see them all play and laugh and make memories together, memories that will last forever. So this post is just to say Thank you! Thank you for all the calls, visits, smiles, hugs, kisses, memories, presents and love!

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