The Joy Of A Grandchild

I can’t imagine life without this little man, who will turn one in a few weeks. 

The world is a wondrous place for him. So many new things to learn. So many things to explore. Places to go. People to see.

Crawling, walking, stumbling, plopping, grinning, banging, clapping, waving, blowing kisses.

Then there’s his loyal sidekick, Gizmo, who sits mutely and watches it all. Snatching a baby cookie if he times things just right. 

My daughter and I went to lunch. Had a good time. Ate Chinese, laughed. The most important part of all? We were together.

And all was right with the world.


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  1. I can barely stand how cute that grand baby of yours and Gizmo is. It makes me so happy that you live by them 🙂


  2. I feel the joy and the smile in your heart! My husband, the Rollie this acct. belongs to, says the only thing in life that is not over rated is a grandchild. They fill your heart. Gayle

  3. I could not be happier for you. I have prayed for this time. There is division in many families including mine. The mending of the problem for your family was so important. The love makes it all good. And a little baby even makes it all better. Hugs….for you.

    1. I still don't see my other two grandchildren, who I miss terribly, or my 40 year old daughter. And that's tragic and right now I just wait. But I do have this daughter and her little family, and for that I am immensely grateful.

  4. Awww what a handsome little guy ❤️. You'll have lots of fun watching him grow. I know what you mean. Within minutes after they're born you can't remember life without them.

  5. HI Brenda! Oh, your little man is so cute! I love this age and the excitement each little movement brings. I'm so happy for you getting to be with your daughter and this little cutie! 🙂 Thank you for inviting me on FB to the over 40 bunch! 🙂 How in the world did you know I was over 40? 🙂 ha ha ha.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  6. Such a handsome, sweet boy! I am soooo happy that he and your daughter are close by and that you get to spend time together!

    1. The whole lower half of their house has locks on everything because he's at that age when he's very, very curious.

  7. He is so cute. Beautiful eyes. And I love those little cotton outfits. I just want to hug him up and smell the baby smell.

  8. He is definitely all boy and an absolutely adorable one! The world iS a wonderous place for him and therein lies our hope for a better world.

  9. What a cute little guy! He's the same age as my friend's granddaughter, whom I visited and played with today. She'll be one next week as well. So glad that you are spending time with your daughter and precious grandson.

  10. Thanks for such a happy and uplifting blog post! Your precious little Andrew is a real doll face–so glad you got to spend time with him and your daughter. It will be so fun to watch him grow and learn to talk. I am very happy for you!

  11. Your happiness is contagious! A handsome grandchild, a fun lunch with family, and a foot that may be healing….it must be spring! (I hope!)

  12. Brenda, your grandson is precious, know you enjoy time with him. I am so happy to hear you are spending time with daughter. I celebrated my birthday today, went out to lunch with all my family, these times are precious to me, enjoy getting to see everyone today. I can hear the joy in your comments about dau. and grandson, so happy for you. It is good to hear your ankle is better, hope you continue to improve. Can't wait to see what you are creating in kitchen.

  13. Sounds like a good fun time Brenda. So glad you got to do this. After this nasty winter, it probably a great break. Cute little fellow. Funny about the dog. 🙂 Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  14. This is wonderful to hear, Brenda. So glad you were able to spend time with your daughter and that little Andrew is the cutest thing ever!

  15. OMG, he is adorable!!!!! What happy smile he has. One years old is a big event! It makes me happy to know you are back with your family where you belong, daughter and grandson! So happy for you!

  16. Oh my gosh, what a sweet face! You must be in your glory right now with that beautiful baby around! 🙂 Babies are wonderful!

    1. I've done so much this week that I was in the boot yesterday to give it a rest. Today need to rest too so I can get back to it.

  17. That's such good news, Brenda! Look at that handsome young man and his sweet smile. Take good care of him, Gizmo!

  18. The pictures of your grandson are precious! So glad that you were able to spend time with your daughter and grandson!

  19. That's wonderful that you got to spend time together with your daughter, grandson and granddog! Of course, my heart melts for Gizmo since he is a Boston Terrier. I kind of embarrass myself whenever I run into another Boston around here. I feel such a kindred connection to that breed and just want to bring them all home with me. I want to have a Boston dog party! LOL!

    1. This is her second Boston Terrier, both from rescue. She grew up in our home with them, and so did I. It's a family tradition!

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