As a parent the first thing you discuss with your partner, your husband or your wife is the hope your children will be healthy and have a happy life.
And, though you know your life's been blessed…are there any parents out there who…don't wish your children grow up to have a better life than you?
And when they do you're overjoyed…there's no jealousy…not a trace…
you sit back, proud and cheerful…with a smile on your face.
And if you're lucky your children are blessed with children…grandchildren whom you adore…knowing when they visit the rules of parenting don't apply to you anymore.
As a grandparent you don't often say NO…
"Of course you can have a second piece of cake."
"Do you want ice cream or pie for breakfast" "How about another donut with that shake? "
You have nothing to do but enjoy your grandchildren…fill their hearts with love, their minds with fun…and their bellies full of snacks…and when they're tired, cranky and full of sugar…you simply give them back.
You get to play more…and play often…without rules or regulations…
Grand-parenting, in a way, is like one extended summer vacation.
And though you know your life's been blessed…is there any grandparent out there who…doesn't want your grandchildren to become taller, stronger, smarter…and prettier than you?
And when they do you find yourself overjoyed…there's no jealousy…not a trace…as you and your partner sit back proud and cheerful…with a smile on your face.
Because over the years you've been blessed with the wisdom to understand how in your family your children have made you a better person…
and your children's children have made you grand.
And you begin to wonder as you grow older…if it shall ever be your fate…
That your children's children will have children…
knowing when that happens…those children will make you great.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem