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You Love Grandchildren So Much, It Makes Your Heart Hurt
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You Love Grandchildren So Much, It Makes Your Heart Hurt

My oldest Grandson just turned 18. He is 6'2" and has turned into a wonderful young man. He shakes people's hands when meeting them. He loves his Grandma's and Grandpa's and isn't afraid to show it. He is polite and sweet, my grandbaby and grownup all at the same time.

My husband and I love him so much that our hearts swell each time we see him. I look in his eyes and see my first grandbaby with his serious look when he was young and trying to figure out a hard problem. He was a very trusting child. And a very trusting young man.

My middle grandson is a smart kid (and a smart alek.) He is creative and thoughtful. He used to be very very painfully shy. Now he has bloomed and I don't see any shyness left. He loves his Mom and is a great helper to her. He is growing into himself more everyday. He just started the 4th grade and he is going to be a whiz. He is a big brother and his favorite thing to do is help with his little brother. He is a good boy.

We love him so much that I still feel like telling him to run or Grandma will catch him and squeeze him tight before giving him a kiss. When he was younger he would say, "No No." and run away. I would run and catch him and squeeze him tight. He would laugh and laugh. All the time saying, "No No."

Our youngest Grandson is a sweet but very rough little guy. You always have to be on the look out for a head butt or a running collision with a two year old whirling dervish. He is smart, tough, sweet and a crazy little kid. You never forget he is there. He would not let you.

Sometimes he has a look on his face like an angel. Sometimes he has the look of devilment. He loves his Grandma and Grandpa and can talk gibber jabber to us on the phone for very long periods of time. Punctuated with real words like yellow, monkey, and love you. He is cannot be resisted.

Grandchildren are different than having children. You have the luxury of just loving them. (And of course, spoiling them.) You can grow with them in a more relaxed manor. The responsibility of the parent is not there. If they want to stay up late, it won't hurt. If they get to pick out the food they get while they are with us, it is a special treat. Then when they grow up, if they still hold your hand, it is a blessing itself. They can make me laugh and make me cry. Most of all they make me proud. They are the best. They are my legacy and my husband's legacy and my daughter's legacy. They are the best of all of us.

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