Monday, August 1, 2011

For the Love of a Grandchild

I had this poem framed a couple of years ago for our granddaughter Avery Grace, and came across it yesterday in her room. I think it beautifully and eloquently describes the precious relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and I would like to share it with those of you who are grandparents.

For the Love of a Grandchild
(author unknown)

Child of my heart, heart of my heart,
Your smile bridges the years between us.

I am young again,
Discovering the world through your eyes.

You have the time to listen,
And I have the time to spend.

Delighted to gaze at familiar, loved features,
Made new in you again.

Through you, I'll see the future,
Through me, you'll know the past.

In the present we'll love one other,
As long as these moments last.

Avery begins the first grade next week, and you can be sure I will be getting in lots of hugging time this week. It seems like they grow up so much faster these days.


racheld said...

You know I'm such a softie for this sweet Grandchild stuff. Our GA group start school this week!!! and Sweetpea's pre-school (three days a week) is in Sept.

Congratulations to Avery on her milestone, and many happy new pencils and tablets and erasers and colors and a wonderful bright backpack to this step out into a long, fulfilling, enjoyable time of learning.

She'll have SUCH stories to tell you!

Richard Cottrell said...

I always wondered what it would be like to have had children, and I can not even think about the love and pleasure grandchild would bring. You are so lucky. In the mean time, I have Sissy Dog. Richard at My Old Historic House.

nancygrayce said...

I love that! And I love,love,love my grandchildren!