Only 6 days after my grandson's birth....the first time I held him....he smiled. I know a lot of people won't believe me when I say this....but I knew his soul. And it was like he knew mine too. It was like he was saying, "Dude...you're here too? This is gonna be awesome!"
He celebrates his first birthday next month, and over this stretch...whenever he's seen "grandpa", he has smiled from ear to ear.
I can't express to anyone else what that does to your spirit unless you've experienced it for yourself.
I know one thing. I don't care about being called "gramps" anymore.
Congrats to you for becoming a grandpa... When my dad first became one many years ago ( my brothers child ) he dreaded it, but when it happened, he loved it.. He said it was like getting a second chance...
I tend to wonder if I will ever have grandkids? I hope one day I will...If my daughter takes after me, and waits longer to have kids, I might have one foot in the grave before I am a grandma.. sigh !! lol
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 31 January 2013 - 07:22 PM.