I took care of my granddaughter last night, she's just over a year old. I think it is so amazing to know that the ovum that she came from was formed in her mother while her mother was still part of my body. Biology is amazing! I "knew" being a grandmother was going to be cool, but really it is so way beyond cool.
My first child[now dead:killed in an avalanche]; was my wife's by a previous relationship. I fell in love with him before my wife. We proceeded to have three girls in about six years.I have five grandchildren but will probably not have any great grandchildren.
OK, I have to say that the thought is pretty awesome, not that I will ever experience that being a guy, but yesterday I was explaining to my son how I can't understand his mother being selfish, all I do is for my kids, and I have projects at present that will be my legacy to them. I explained that they are part of me, much like when a starfish grown from an arm of another, it is pretty much an extension of the life of the original.
I find it amusing when people of faith call child birth a miracle, something which has occurred billions, if not trillions, of times before. It's working like it's supposed to. Nothing miraculous about it.
I am a two-time grandfather, along with having six children of my own. I enjoy them very much and have a great time teaching and guiding them to being productive and caring members of society
I worry that when I adopt a child (in the near future!) that bond will be missing between them and my mother, she adores all of her grandchildren but of course has known them since birth... how do you think you would feel in that case, how can I ease a kid into the mix that's already a few years old, any advice?