Today is National Grandparents Day and to be honest I didn’t even know it existed. However now that I do know I’m glad it does. I always had a special bond with my grandpa. He was my favorite person of all time. When he died I lost a bit of myself. To this day I still cry at the fact that he’s not here or what I would have done differently and he’s been gone almost 11 years. I wonder what he would have thought of my girls and I know how much he would have spoiled them the way he spoiled me. His name was Angel which when you pronounce it in spanish sounds completely different and beautiful. The angel wings that hang in my girls room has a double meaning. 1. An angel will always be watching over them and 2. That angel would be my grandpa. I loved him so. I loved my grandmothers too, but he had my heart.
Because of that closeness I am excited about the relationship my girls will develop with my parents. They are already smitten with them. The way the look at my parents and smile and laugh I can only imagine how much better it’s going to get. Oh and my parents sure do know how to spoil and love on some kids. Just ask my neice and nephews. Ha! I am so grateful for my parents and for being such wonderful grandparents. They are always willing to help and give this tired momma a break. A break for me equals bonding time for them. I love you both so much. Thank you for all you do for ALL of us.
Happy Grandparents Day to you and to all the grandparents out there. The world just wouldn’t be the same without you!
Look at those faces (and hair)! How could you NOT love being their grandparents! Ha!