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#1    MedicTJ

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

I was afraid of becoming a grandparent.  I thought the term itself would officially enter me into the "you're old" category.  And when my wife of 20 years and I found out last year that our oldest daughter was pregnant....I was an idiot for being selfish and buying into that philosophy.

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.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

View PostMedicTJ, on 31 January 2013 - 02:26 AM, said:

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!"
Your little grandson is lucky to have a grandpa like you. Congrats on his first birthday!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

Hi MedicTJ,

Congrats and hope the lil fella has an epic first... I know with a G-dad (youngy the old Gramps up HAHA) like yourself he will do..

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Me :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Thank you!  But I think I'm the lucky one to have him in my life, and a daughter and son-in-law who are just great parents.

Dr. Phil says that marriage is hard work.

I say....if marriage is hard work, you're doing it wrong.  Love is not work.  Love is eternal.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:57 AM

View PostThe Id3al Experience, on 31 January 2013 - 02:35 AM, said:

Hi MedicTJ,

Congrats and hope the lil fella has an epic first... I know with a G-dad (youngy the old Gramps up HAHA) like yourself he will do..

Kind Regards,
Me :)

G-dad!  I like it!  (as my daughter is standing over my shoulder and reading that she says...."Dad....you're NOT calling yourself G-dad...at least not in front of my friends."

Gotta love that!

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I say....if marriage is hard work, you're doing it wrong.  Love is not work.  Love is eternal.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

Great post!!! Brought tears to my eyes. :tsu:
We have one grandson but we never get to see him. We have a hole in our hearts I can't even describe.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 31 January 2013 - 02:58 AM, said:

Great post!!! Brought tears to my eyes. :tsu:
We have one grandson but we never get to see him. We have a hole in our hearts I can't even describe.

QC, I don't know the particulars on your situation and why you can't see him but it can't be good.  I hope and pray that whatever barriers are keeping you from seeing him are removed and removed soon.

Dr. Phil says that marriage is hard work.

I say....if marriage is hard work, you're doing it wrong.  Love is not work.  Love is eternal.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

Our 2nd oldest (we have 3...the last one a Sophomore in high school) said, "Dad...you're not gramps.  You're G-Dad Money"

I'm no hip hop or rap fan....but that cracked me up!

Edited by MedicTJ, 31 January 2013 - 05:49 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

I can fully understand that. On one hand, I love kids, on the other hand I dread the day when I become an official granddad.
Well, when it happens, I will jump in head first and concentrate on the bright side.

Edited by Zaphod222, 31 January 2013 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

As a Grandfather, I'd also like to point out another advantage of grandchildren - Although an undoubted joy most of the time, they can be returned to their parents once they've outstayed their welcome!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I understand the feeling.  :)  My first grandson is going to be 1 year old on 2/5.  I wasn't sure I was ready to be grandma but it's the greatest thing ever.

We watch him on the weekends and we look forward to it.  There aren't words for how much we love and enjoy him.  He's simply amazing.  He was a surprise (long wild story) and from the second we saw him we can't get enough of him.

Two weeks ago we had our second grandson born and we can't wait to spoil him as well.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Handsome lad. Great taste in football teams too!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Well ain't that wild!  My son-in-law is a HUGE Colts fan, and his name choice for our grandson is the one that won.

Our grandson's name is Peyton......who now plays for the Broncos!

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I say....if marriage is hard work, you're doing it wrong.  Love is not work.  Love is eternal.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 31 January 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

I understand the feeling.  :)  My first grandson is going to be 1 year old on 2/5.  I wasn't sure I was ready to be grandma but it's the greatest thing ever.

We watch him on the weekends and we look forward to it.  There aren't words for how much we love and enjoy him.  He's simply amazing.  He was a surprise (long wild story) and from the second we saw him we can't get enough of him.

Two weeks ago we had our second grandson born and we can't wait to spoil him as well.

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Congrats on your new gandson,.and the picture you posted is just lovely...Cute child

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 31 January 2013 - 07:16 PM.

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