Gramps, I surely do hear that! Our 2 lil ones are 1 and 2, one by each son. Adaline 2 and Brogan 1 and they are my sunshine. He is so big, about
24 lbs and Pappy does the lifting of him, altho he gets around very well now by crawling and learned to walk!! lol I am actually energized by them. We usually have one of them one day a week each, occ both on one day. We have older ones also, 13 all together.
Hubby was married before and has 5 kids and their kids are my grands. The oldest grand is 31 and hubby and I have been together for 35 yrs so they have always known me as a grandma. We even have a great-grandson 3 days older than Brogan! We don't see much of him as they live a bit far away. We would have 17 but we lost a grandson in 96 to an accident, he was 13 and our oldest son and his wife lost triplets on 05, born premature.
Those grandkids make life worth living. Our DR looks like a day care center, kids table and chairs, books, toys, high chair, the works. When they come to Grammy's, we have it all, they don't even have to bring a diaper, we keep a good stock
The only real downside is that I tend to over-do with them and of course, pay the next day, but it's sooooo worth it, as u know!
ryand, I hate the thought of a child not being loved but oh, I know how prevalent it is. If u don't mind my asking, what is your line of work?