My grandchildren are my pride and joy, just like their father. I love spending time with them and consider that time my most precious commodity. There just isn't enough of it.
My husband and I aren't those grandparents who are lucky enough to be there for everything their grandkids do as they grow up. We miss out on so much of their lives because they live too far away. We can't jump in the car and go to their ballgames and be back home by bedtime, or go to their school plays and be back in time for my husband to milk the cows. It's just too far.
Therefore, the time we do spend with them is so important; every moment is precious. They love to come stay with granny and grandpa. Like most kids, they especially like to come when their mom and dad aren't with them. They love to get out on grandpa's farm, and, like their granny, they like to play games.
They are growing up so fast it seems like they grow a foot each time I see them. Now, with Jake turning 14 in Nov. and Nic already 10, they won't be little long. I just hope they never outgrow coming to granny and grandpa's. No matter how old they get, they will always be my pride and joy, just like their dad.
Until next time...that's my view.