Before my grandson Reese was born, several friends told me about the joy of being a grandparent. I was skeptical — how could it be that special?
Now, almost two years in, nothing could have prepared me for way this role — and the unconditional love for this little boy — fills my heart.
The pressure of parenting and making a right or wrong decision (which you are sure could ruin your child’s life forever) is gone. As a grandparent, I am simply there for him, in the.moment, and that is enough.
It also reminds me — especially during this hectic time of year — that the most important role we can play as humans — whether with our family or friends or co-workers — is to simply be there for each other. To listen. To laugh. Maybe even to sing a silly song or do a little dance.
My sincere appreciation for all of you who support our work — financially, emotionally and by simply being there.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All,
Teresa Wippel, Publisher
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