At first sight there is a genuine spark
it is the light of joy
that comes from true love and adoration
she rushes forward to plop in my arms
like the exhilerating splash of cool water
planting a million wonderful
grandaughter kisses all over my face
her love is so big it lights up the room
and fills my heart.
I tried to explain to my son one time the magnitude of love a grandparent feels for their grandchildren, and this was the only way I knew how to explain it to him:
"they are your special someone's little special someone, and that is what makes them so wonderfully special and precious to a grandparent."
Someday he will completely understand. :-)
Kristen was only a few months old in this photo...she is 4 years old now.