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All for a grandchild

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Anandchitra, May 12, 2013.

  1. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    My friend recently kept repeatedly trying to share her new born granddaughter’s photo till she made sure I got to see that special smile too. Just her efforts to share with me that photo and make me acknowledge “yes indeed a sweet & special smile” brought a ton of smile to my face.
    What is it with grandparents?, I never cease to wonder.
    Even locally I know a few new born grandparents and forever their face is transformed with the arrival of the little one.
    The news that a new comer is coming into the household is enough to send many a eager going to be grandparent into that special club where their days start revolving around news of their cuddly delight.
    It makes me question again and again did they act as excited and as enthusiastic when we the kids arrived?!
    I am sure most parents are happy to bring in their own bundle of joy but the joy knows no bounds when it enters the eagerly waiting arms of doting grandparents.
    My recent memory of this cuddle bundle was with the arrival of my son when both sets of grandparents could not wait to outdo the other in showering love.
    My personal memory of being a grandchild so loved was with my grandfather who used to wait for the last day of school to come to my place to pick me up for the summer holidays to be spent with him and grandmother. The loving way in which he used to come pick me and eagerly wait for my holidays spoke more volumes that all the fancy cards that flood the market today.
    He used to take me in the ferry and taught me how to feed the doves by hand. So many years past the memory is so freshly imprinted because of the genuine love behind it.
    As a child I was able to remain unadulterated by family politics and just relish being with my grandparents.
    To this day I so much enjoy seeing a grandparent wanting to share their grandchild’s photo with all the ambition as if their new born grandchild has already achieved every one of their wishes bestowed. I am sure in their minds the baby has already reached peak summits. Where else does that summit exist though?!


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    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

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    AC dear thought provoking post with apt quotes for the tittle. Grandparents are more happy as a grandparent than as a parent. Grandmothers especially are more happy when their children conceive. I am an unlucky mother that my daughters have not cocieved yet though they made us grandparents by adopting a granddaughter each. Now they have become a part of our life and the grand daughters are like their mothers in every way. Now waiting to get the good news from my son and dil atleast hope God blessed my dil to conceive.

    Though i did not have the blessing of seeing my grandfathers but glad that I could enjoy being with my mother's mother who was so caring and loving and ready to do anything for us. She was more than a mother. Sorry for boring you with my feelings
     
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    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    To this day I so much enjoy seeing a grandparent wanting to share their grandchild’s photo with all the ambition as if their new born grandchild has already achieved every one of their wishes bestowed.

    tell me about it :) My parents never tire of seeing Mris pics and honestly it is for them that I started taking pics of every small event/achievement for who else do we share our happiness with?

    ask me about it :))) I know I have a long time to go still but really I cant wait to be a grandmom.Life is most fun with a kid at home, AC.
     
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    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Vijima
    Thanks for a lovely reflection of your family and daughters lives. By being present in your grand children's lives you are proving you are such a loving and wonderful grand mother.
    Happy Mothers Day :)



     
  5. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    It is so amazing we both are so alike.. haha... me too have long time to wait.. what to do dear ?! Your presence here has made my day.. Happy Mothers Day!


     
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    Kamalji IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear AC,

    lovely quotes at the end, and i think u should payu me royalty for u have copied my style, u post quotes instead of jokes, so where is my bottle eh !!!!!!

    Well said AC. You know my daughter shares her son's that is my grandchild's pics and movies evdryday, they are in indonesia, and we here, and we look eagerly to it. Everday wife will come up to office and ask me has any new pic or movie come.HAHA

    They say, the interest is more enjoyable than the principle, here the principal is the children and the interest is the grandchildren, for now as grandparents we have more time with the grandchildren, than we had with our children.

    i would like to share my grandchild's pics with many, but i feel i will bore them, so i refrain myself, but kids are kids for them everyone is a friend, they have never seen an enemy. Wish we could be like them.

    Superb one AC.

    Regards


    kamal
     
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    satchitananda IL Hall of Fame

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    That was a lovely write up AC. Yes, I remember the trouble this friend took to let me see the post too. Also remember the delightful belly laugh of the baby and how I kept laughing with her each time she went off into those peals of laughter. :-D.
     
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    Outdated Anita aunty does not have fb account. :bonk:...
    So grandma had to take the effort to send me a beautiful photo. I am very glad and thankful that she did that. :thumbsup.
    Now I am jealous after reading about the belly laugh.... :-( :-(..... I could not see that.

    I do agree with the "common enemy" 100000% AC. Strict parents suddenly become gooey grandparents. :)
     
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    AC seeing the title I came running here :hide:how come AC got a grandchild so fast....hehehe

    Oh tell me my dad he will forget to call me telling I was busy so I couldn't call you and what not....
    But never forgets to call my son and ask him what is he up too....:)
     
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    Kamal your reply is so much more beautiful. Its so nice to hear your compliment :)


     

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