Statements that bother me.

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When people talk about their grandchildren and say:

“I never knew how much love my heart could hold ’til someone called me Grandma!:”

“If I’d known how sweet grandchildren were…I’d have had them first!” 

“There is nothing else like it!” 

I feel very sorry for those parents because they evidently missed something very special in their own children.

We love our Grandchildren.  We have three of them.  We also now have four Great Grandchildren. We know how sweet and precious they are!!  But we have never said nor felt like those three statements above and we will not say them, because it is simply not true in our case.  They are very sweet and special…but in no way are they more so than our own children! One day an acquaintance said to me, after his first grandchild was born.  “Isn’t it amazing how much more special your grandchildren are than your children were?” I looked him in the eye and said, “Mine aren’t!”    He looked shocked and then recovered quite nicely and said, ” Well, when my kids were growing up, I was pretty busy and wasn’t around them very much.  I had to work nights and sleep days.”  

How sad and I’m afraid that is the norm in this present age.   I think about this and I wonder what their children feel and think when the statements above are made where they can hear them?   I think it is very sad and tragic. When our kids  and their kids see us loving their babies…they just know even more, how much they were loved when they were babies.  They don’t hear the above statements made.


3 thoughts on “Statements that bother me.

    Darlene's Ponderings said:
    December 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I agree. I love each one. They are all special in their own way. But there is and never has been the joy experienced when holding my own babes-in-arms. They were and still are my greatest blessing from God. And the babes they bring up in the Lord just make them that much more special.

      Darlene's Ponderings said:
      December 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Well, greatest blessing next to the joy of knowing Him and the husband He gave me to share life with. 🙂

        familyties8 responded:
        December 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        Yes! I just wonder if they have forgotten the wonder of their own little babies. It makes me sad to hear those sayings and it seems I am hearing them more and more lately. Hope you have a wonderful New year, Darlene. {{Hugs}}

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