Life is great and is much greater at 50’s for me!
Are you happy? Don’t you know that we lose a piece of ourselves by being unhappy? Those little pieces are priceless because they can no longer be recovered once lost. We may be not living a true life if we don’t live happily. There are lots of things to be happy about. It’s just a matter of appreciation and knowing.
For me, the births of my two grandchildren were greeted by the family with such festive excitement and happiness. I think of at least two reasons. One, I look upon them as an extension of my life. Two, the births of my grandchildren give me a second chance at parenting – kindling new aspirations and new hopes. And that’s – grandparenting, caring for my grandchildren as my own children.
My youngest son and his wife both work to support their own family. Away at work, mommy and daddy rest at the thought that at home grandma is in charge. Be it food or cuddling that the little ones need, someone is there to give it to them. Such tender loving care binds the first and the third generation with a special bond. Blessed are those grandchildren who have their grandparents instead of just paid helpers, to care for them in the absence of their parents. (By the way, speaking of the grandparents-grandchildren bond, my eldest daughter gave her grandmother, hubby’s mom, beautiful wallet as her birthday gift. My mother-in-law loves her collection of wallets, from small ones to big ones.)
Instead of pining away the rest of my life in loneliness, and sometimes neglect, I recapture the joy of companionship in the bosom of my loved ones, my dearest grandchildren.
“Surrogating as parents to grandchildren is both a awesome responsibility and an opportunity with external consequences. We may not reap the rewards in our lifetime, but someday on the sea of glass, may we be numbered among those whose grandchildren will rise up and call us blessed!”