You Claimed a Piece of my Heart

Me and Jake
Me and Jake

Jake - My Step Grandson


The first time I held you in my arms

I knew I would love you very much

We may not have the same blood in our veins

But you are a part of me

Welcome to my world

For you

Have claimed a piece of my heart


Oh how I love to entertain you

To make you laugh

Enjoying being together

And having fun

Thinking up new things to do

Games to play

Sweet memories bottled forever


Jake in the Cup Final
Jake in the Cup Final

Now you’re growing up

Nine years old

And I am in your world

You are entertaining me

I’m learning and laughing

Proud and cheering

Watching you play


Who’d have thought

I’d become a football fan

I know all the teams

Who has won and lost

I do my homework

So we can talk about the game

Fingers crossed I get it right


We play together Jake and me

I can tackle and pass

Even score a goal

I shout and cheer in excitement

His smile says it all

He let that one in

He wins… the score 8-1


Jake plays for his local team

His Grampy played for long ago

Each week we’re on the sideline

Shouting and cheering

What pleasure what joy

It’s a cup final, he scores a hat-trick

And Man of the Match?


Is Jake - how I love his world!

Jake Cup Winners and Man of the Match
Jake Cup Winners and Man of the Match

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Terishere 5 years ago

What a lovely poem! I have 2 step-grandchildren and it's wonderful. I love watching them grow and learn new things.

Terri


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Movie Master...you're amazing! What a beautiful poem. Jake is lucky to have you. Besides my granddaughter Faith I have 3 step grandchildren...1 boy who is 1.5 years old and 2 twin girls who are 8 months old and such a joy. Voted UP/Beautiful/Awesome!!!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Movie Master what a delight to read this poem and an additional delight to be introduced to such a fine and lucky young man. Hooray for those new trophys.


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miccimom 5 years ago from U.S.A

Movie Master what a great poem! As soon as I saw that it was yours I smiled. Congrats on brilliant writing! :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Teri, Grandchildren are an absolute delight - we're so fortunate!

It's lovely to see you, thank you so much for your comments, take care and my best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sunshine, wow lucky you! they must be an absolute joy!

Thank you for your lovely kind comments and the votes:-)

Take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mike, We are very proud of Jake, he loves his football and is quite a talented player!

Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and enjoy your day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi miccimon, thank you for visiting and your great comments, that's so kind of you!

Best wishes.


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Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

This is such a lovely poem. I know exactly how you feel about how Jake claimed a piece of your heart, my grand kids Christian, and Hailey have done the same to me...

Voted Up.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Rachelle, isn't being a grandparent just wonderful!

Thank you for dropping by, your comments and vote.

Enjoy Christian and Hailey!

Take care.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi MM,

Jake is such a treasure and I can't believe how quickly he is growing up. It must be two years now since I have seen him! I know for a fact that he thinks the world of you :-)

Cloverleaf.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Movie Master,

This is so beautiful and Jake looks like a wonderful kid!! He's certainly very handsome and likely to maybe break a few hearts when he is older!! LOL!

I think sometimes the children and people who come into our lives can definately have just as strong a connection as we do with our blood ties - sometimes stronger. There is something that just clicks in bewteen two people and a bond for life is made - it is obvious that you and Jake have this and it's wonderful. It certainly comes out in your poetry.

I really enjoyed this uplifing hub - many thanks for sharing!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, gosh is it 2 years since you've seen Jake, where does the time go!

He certainly is growing up fast, I struggle a bit with playing football, he is so good - it's exhausting:-)

Have a good day x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Seeker7, your lovely comments have made me quite blurry eyed!

Your are so right in all you say, sometimes something 'clicks' you can't explain it, it just happens.

Thank you so much for reading, best wishes.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

We are lucky if we have many around who have claimed a bit of our heart! And you seem to have room for many:) Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem about Jake! Your love for him shine through every word!

Tina


SusieQ42 5 years ago

How sweet he is! I love your pictures and your poem. Aren't grandchildren a BLAST? I have a 9 year old grandson, Justin. I had lunch with him and his 4 year old brother, Ben,yesterday. They sure do grow up fast.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Love is the most powerful and amazing force on this planet. Through love alone, children become ours just as if we had carried them under our heart for nine months. i am so happy for you and Jake that you have eachother. He is beautiful and so is your love for this little boy.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

So totally beautiful. No words to describe it. Lovely work.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What an uplifting hub. Your love for Jake is palpable in this beautiful poem and the first photo is priceless as it shows how much you enjoy being together.

Sounds like Jake's quite the little athlete. Love the photo of him showing off his trophies.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

wonderful poem for your grandson, thumbs up for his winner trophy's.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I felt your love for Jake in your poetry. Beautifully written. He's a handsome young man.....


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A delightful poem and it is quite evident that you so love this child who you have accepted and has become part of you. He looks a lovely boy and you have every reason to be so proud of him.

You have a big heart M.M


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

How lucky for both of you to have each other, to play with, to love with, to be with... to make memories together. Great poem.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You've written a lovely description of your relationship with Jake. I don't have any grandchildren, but if I did I would hope very much that we would have fun together like you and Jake, and have such a great friendship as you two do.


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

This is such a wonderful and heartfelt prose Movie Master.

I love the photos and having such a great relationship with

your grandchild. Great hub my friend. Voted up! :)

Regards,

A.CreativeThinker


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Jake is lucky to have you! Great work (and look how lovely you are!)

Up and everything!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Tina, Jake is wonderful company, we have so much fun together!

Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and have a great day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susie, Justin is the same age as Jake, and Ben is 4, I expect he will be starting school soon, you're right they grow up too fast!

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Hyphenbird, I am very fortunate to have so much love in my life:-)

Thank you for dropping by, your continued support and comments mean so much to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello PenmePretty, thank you for calling by today and your very kind comments, take care and have a wonderful day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Happyboomernurse, yes Jake is quite an athlete, he has excellent co-ordination and is very good at tennis as well, it's certainly keeping me fit, trying to keep up with him!!

Thank you so much for your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, what an exciting cup match! when Jake scored his hat-trick and won Man of the Match I was out of control!!

Thank you for your your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Ruby, He certainly is, his smile is captivating, my heart just melts:-)

Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and have a lovely day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, I love your new profile picture!

Jake is so special, my heart just swells with love and pride:-)

Many thanks for your lovely comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello homesteadbound, Jake is so much fun, he keeps me young as I try to keep up with all his sport activities!

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Alicia, Jake and I have a wonderful relationship and I am loving every minute of it!

Thank you so much for reading, and your lovely comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello A.CreativeThinker, our Grandchildren bring so much joy to our lives, I am so fortunate:-)

Thank you for reading and your wonderful comments, they mean a great deal to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Will, Fortunately Jake isn't too bothered about sitting at that table for tea any more, it use to be agony for me!! We seem to have football pictures everywhere in the house now, he keeps coming home with more trophies!

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

MM I love the fact that you do your homework on football teams.How caring is that, taking such interest in his world. He must be so chuffed that his Gram takes such an interest.


rmjudkins 5 years ago

Movie Master, your poem gives a touching account of your bond with Jake. You make a smooth transition from your world to his world. This is such a refreshing read, and the two of you should revisit this poem in a decade. I feel certain the love it translates will have an even deeper perspective. Regards, Robert


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I could tell through your heartfelt words the love and pride you have for Jake. Beautiful poem! He will look back and be proud to be a grandson of yours. These are memories in the making to share in the future. Thank you for giving a glimps into your life. Awesome hub!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master

A lovely poem from a lovely lady.

Voted up and awesome.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Like your other followers have expressed -- Jake -- a lucky boy!! Thanks for sharing!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi poshcoffeeco, Jake's favourite team is Manchester United, I have learnt all the players names and try to keep up with their games and scores, in fact I am becoming a bit of a fan myself now!!

Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, I really appreciate it, have a great day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Robert, yes I am in Jake's world now - and loving every minute of it!

Thank you for your very kind comments, take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tipoague, thank you for your lovely comments, we are so proud of Jake and his achievements - his world is a wonderful place to be.

Best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue,, thank you for your lovely comment and vote, it means a great deal to me, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sally, that's so kind of you, I am so fortunate and I'm certainly the proud granny!!

Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care and enjoy your day!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I'm not sure who is Luckier, You or Jake. But you do sound like the Proud Grandma...what a wonderful time for you and for him. Loved this Poem Movie Master.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello b.Malin, I certainly am the proud Grandma! Jake and I have so much fun together, he's great company and I am even getting quite good at playing football now!

Many thanks for your comments, take care and enjoy your day:-)


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TexasBobby 5 years ago from Deep in the heart.

Beautiful poem MM. Your step-son, no, your son Jake is a lucky little man and, as you have so thoughtfully written, so are you. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your family.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi TexasBobby, thank you for dropping by and your lovely kind comments, it's much appreciated.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great poem about your grandson. Good to hear he is doing fine. Awesome boy. I love football too


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great poem about your grandson. Good to hear he is doing fine. Awesome boy. I love football too. Take care


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ubanichijioke, it's good to see you, thank you for dropping by to meet my grandson, I'm getting to love the game of football as well now!

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Movie Master,

I love that you gave us a glimpse of gorgeous Jake. It is no wonder he has claimed a piece of your generous and large heart!

Hope you are having a glorious weekend with your lovely family! Voted UP & ABI, mar.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Lucky you and lucky Jake. Your beautiful poem so illustrated how wonderful our time with children is, and how much they have to teach us, how much we can learn about life.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello mar, thank you for your lovely words this morning, they made me quite emotional:-) best wishes and hope you too have a glorious weekend!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Dolores, our children can teach us so much as you say and every moment spent with them is so precious!

Thank you so much for your comments, take care and have a lovely day.


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

This poem is absolutely precious! What a darling, cute grandson you have. You are so blessed. I watch my nephew's American football games and isn't it wonderful? This is such a beautiful poem, you need to frame it and give it to your grandson, someday.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Suzette, thank you for dropping by and meeting my grandson, I like your idea of framing this to give to Jake one day.

Many thanks for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them, best wishes.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

What a lovely piece of writing my dear Friend, it's Wonderful. I love the photos. Jake looks very smart and sweet. Loving the children, giving them company, playing with them, cheering them up are so important all these you are doing nicely. Very good job.

Please tell Jake that here I send a big kiss from all the way from India and wish him all Best of Luck. May God Bless him and Bless you too.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, Jake and I have lots of fun together, he is a very smart boy!

I will certainly pass on your good wishes to him, thank you and many thanks as always for your visit, comments and support, I appreciate it very much, my best wishes to you.


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LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Great poem. What a cutie Jake is. I think you are both pretty lucky to have each other!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi LABrashear, you're right Jake is a real Cutie, I am so very lucky to have him!

many thanks for your lovely comments, best wishes and hope you have a fantastic weekend!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Lovely, you must be so proud of Jake and what a lucky boy he is--with a wonderful grandma to cheer him on. I love football, grew up watching it in Singapore--not so big in the States (they call it soccer...hmmm?). Brings back memories of my boy playing soccer when he was little. Again, enjoyed your poem.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello anginwu, yes I am so proud of Jake - I was the crazy granny again at the weekend on the sideline cheering him on!

Thank you for your great comments, best wishes MM


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

I love that you incorporate your family into your work. It's so easy to see where much of your inspiration comes from!

In reading this, and other pieces of your work is much like looking at a story woven into a tapestry, thread by thread, color by color, all coming together for a fabulous picture.

By the way, excellent photos of Jake, especially the action shot. Very good work!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello FFP, thank you for visiting my hubs and leaving such moving comments, you are very kind.

Best wishes MM


Derdriu 5 years ago

MovieMaster: What a charming, insightful, nostalgic poem about the emotional connection which can be so binding between grandparents and grandchildren! In Italy, it is said that grandparents absolutely would have to be invented if they didn't exist.

Thank you, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Derdriu, I absolutely love being a grandparent, everytime I come here to respond to a comment I still get emotional when I see my grandsons photos!

Thank you so much for your comments and votes, best wishes MM


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Movie Master Lesley.. this is such a wonderful hub on your grandson I have grandchildren and they are such a joy.. I am so blessed and I know you feel the same way.. what a joy and I love your poem to your grandson..

I am sharing

Debbie


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Debbie, isn't it wonderful to be a grandparent!!

Thank you for reading, your comments and share it's much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

What a cute guy. Enjoyed your poem. Children are children blood or not. How could anyone not love them. Voted uP!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi moonlake, glad you enjoyed meeting my special grandson! thank you so much for your votes, best wishes Lesley


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Ah this is beautiful and so very true, love does not have to be blood kin. Circumstances put me with different children years ago that I fell in love with that I never saw again or knew what came of them but I have never forgotten them or stopped loving them.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jackie, thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments.

Sending my best wishes your way, take care Lesley


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

Movie Master Hi. What a beautiful poem,full of love ,happiness,caring and fun.

The love of a Grandchild is just so very special,sometimes it is overwhelming.

The photographs are wonderful.

Thank,s for sharing with us. Beautiful.Thumbs up. :):)


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi oliversmum, I agree the love and relationship between grandparent and grandchild is so very special!

Thank you for reading and your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Best wishes Lesley


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Lesley. A delightful poem from you. Keep on taking the photographs soon he will be a man. Memories are so important.

Graham.


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Graham, I am still taking the photographs and bottle those precious memories! he is growing up so quickly.

Thank you so much for visiting, best wishes Lesley


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Lesley - What a lovely poem about your grandson. Grandchildren are so precious. You just want to cuddle and protect them forever. Soon they grow out of cuddling and like little hugs. I know you take pride in everything he does, and can't wait to hear the latest news about him. I can relate to his sports and any interests he has.A grandchild is part of your heart forever.

Blessings Audrey Pinning and sharing


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Audrey, it's lovely to see you here today, thank you so much for visiting, your comments and sharing.

Being a grandparent is certainly very, very special!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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