In the last few years God has blessed us with seven grandchildren. All of them unfortunately live very far from us, so we only get to see each about once a year. Being completlely open , that is very hard. We so wish we could be with them more often and really get to invest in the lives of the next generation.
I think the thing about being a grandparent that has been surprising to me is the immediate love I have for those children. I can certainly understand it for my own children, they came from us. But I was surprised how quickly those grandchildren became so special to me. It is one of the incredible life joys that God gives us. I just want to give glory to God for allowing me to have
Psalm 103:17 (HCSB) But from eternity to eternity the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him, and His righteousness toward the grandchildren