Why God Gives us Grandchildren
I'm sure many of you have heard the saying "Grandchildren are our reward for not killing our OWN chlldren!" Well, that may be true. Goodness knows what our own put us through, and now they, as parents, get to experience the same things. I'm also sure that many have heard of the :"Mother's Curse" which basically is; One day YOU will have a chlld that acts just like YOU! Yep, it's passed on in almost every family I know of.
But I think there is another reason for Grandchildren. To remind us that we are blessed. The reason I say this is because today, Aug 9, WOULD have been my youngest Son's 11rh Birthday. He passed away. These days, when you remember, both the joy and the pain, are unexplainable. What has that to do with Grandchildren? I have a new little Grandson, Jeffery Lee III. He was born on Mother's day and lives here with me. Jeffery was born with some intestinal problems and had to have surgery last month, so he is still a little guy. I remember going to the hospital, to be there with my daughter when the baby had surgery. I also remember that when it came time to go in to his room after surgery, I made it no farther than the door.
Too many memories, sad memories. He had looked so much like my Son to begin with and here he was all hooked up to tubes, head swollen...De Ja Vu! But after about a month, Jeffery came home, and since he has grown (a little) and his facial features have changed. I wandered out of my room today, away from my self-imposed solitude. I went to hug my Grand Children. I held Jeffery and noted that while he is not Caleb, perhaps he is a reminder that for the short time Caleb was on this earth, he was a blessing.
Caleb was supposed to die immediately after I had him taken off life support. He didn't. I was able to bring him home for the most treasured 5 days of my life before he passed away. Now I have been blessed, not only with Jeffery but his big sister, Loveyah. It must be true that "Babies are God's way of saying that the world should go on." My Caleb will be forever in my heart, but my Grandbabies are here in my life, and I thank God for them each and every day.