It’s that moment when they reach up and take your hand as you walk together.
Every time I am with my grandkids, one of them will reach and take my hand as we walk. It’s not that I am reaching for their hand, they simply reach for mine.
The joy and warmth that swells up in my heart is like no other feeling in the world.
Grandkids Warm Your Heart
That is just one of the ways grandkids warm your heart. For me, there are countless other ways too.
Last weekend I was visiting my oldest grandson, which I do as often as I can. We make the most of every moment we are together.
After a long day of playing and finally getting to bed, I was listening to him read a book on the solar system. He’s not quite seven, yet he reads far beyond his youthful years. He loves reading.
As we were closing the book, I was tucking him in for the night. Just before his head hit the pillow, he looked up at me and what he said not only warmed my heart, he melted it and tears swelled up in my eyes.
He looked at me with the most sincere look in his eyes and said, “I love you, you’re the best.”
Those words will ring in my heart for the rest of my life. It’s moments like that, when you feel every ounce of your life, you know you truly have an unbreakable bond. A bond that will never be broken, one that will only get stronger as the years slip by.
I do hope that you too, whether you are a grandparent or a mom or a dad, will feel exactly what I did. The sincere love of a young child who loves you unconditionally.
May your grandkids warm your heart.
Recommended reading: GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren