Marme and E and WC

I love you to the moon and back again…

Genes and the Next Generation

on March 13, 2014
Photo by KM Digital Images

Photo by KM Digital Images

I can’t begin to explain how overwhelmed with joy I feel at this moment. WC entered our world on February 28th at a whopping 7lbs 2 oz (much smaller than his big brother). He is the most even tempered, calm baby anyone could ask for. Even more so than E (and E was the best!).

It’s hard to explain grandparenthood to those who have never experienced it. Much like it’s hard to explain parenthood. But your heart bursts with love for these new little family members. It could be because you get to experience childhood all over again. Or it could be that you see a little of their mommy or daddy in them, a little of yourself, and even their grandparents and aunts and uncles. That’s how cool genes are–they carry a little bit of us to the next generation.

Grandchildren make you more aware of your mortality and thankful beyond words that you get to experience this aspect of life with your own children. Watching them be parents and experience what you felt so many years ago is priceless. Knowing that everything you taught them is going to be passed down to another generation is mind numbing and awe inspiring. It’s just how God planned it to be.

For me, it’s even more special I think because there was a time when I didn’t think I would even live to see my kids graduate from high school, let alone see them have kids of their own. And yet, here I am. It don’t take any day for granted and I wake up every morning thankful to be allowed the time. The time to watch my kids grow, and watch them have kids of their own. It’s the greatest gift of all and it’s nothing short of a miracle.

Every time I see E’s smile it reminds me of my mother. His willingness to give and share, reminds me of my father. WC’s little feet and lanky legs remind me of his grandfather and great grandfather. Only time will tell as he grows what other family members we will see in him.

There’s nothing like seeing a child being born to make you realize that your life should have meaning and purpose–what better way than to pass a little of yourself on to the next generation.

 

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One response to “Genes and the Next Generation

  1. Linda Madden says:

    What a wonderful blog. I love the pictures here and on your FB profil. They are beautiful. I hope someday I get to experience all the joys of grand parenthood.

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