A few weeks back, I was at home with my kids hanging out and having fun. Suddenly someone honked their horn outside and they both yelled: “Tita!”
This simple reaction, got me thinking a lot. They were having fun, with me, but at the possibility that their grandmother had arrived, they forgot about everything and felt total excitement because she had come.
I wondered for half a second, what had created this excitement in their hearts and got to a logical conclusion: my mother loves them deeply and utterly. She gives them all she has, and then some. She always makes sure they’re feeling her love and that they’re happy. Even when they misbehave and she corrects them, her aura only gives love.
Bottomless well of love
After analyzing how my Mom deals with her grandchildren, I noticed how she was never tired to be with her grandchildren. Anytime they need her, she’s already there for them. She’s made it her goal to develop a strong loving bond with them that could only make their parents a little envy.
The older she gets, the younger she feels
Tita’s, main task is to pamper my children like there is no tomorrow. She once told me that some day I’ll understand how different being a grandparent is in comparison with being a parent. She told me that since the heavy load of discipline, structure, and guidance rests in Master Yoda‘s shoulders (ok, ok… and mine also), she can enjoy the fullness of just having fun and loving them. So, she’s being a kid with them.
All the right answers
While Master Yoda and I, are currently learning the ropes as we go, Tita has an arsenal of solutions waiting for her to tap into. Having learned a lot, thanks to me and my early age adventures of course, she is able to help my kids with what I taught her. See how it all came back to me just there? Anyways, I have to say it feels nice knowing that in some strange way, I’m helping my kids from the past. By having experienced life back when I was their age, My mom now has most of the answers. She’s a walking “Time Paradox”. Sorry, you know my geekiness had to show at some point, but I digress.
A loving heart
The kindness of her words, her caress and tickles have left a permanent impression upon my children. Not a day goes by, that I don’t feel proud of having the Mother that I have. Thanks to her I’m who I am today. Her love brought me up away from any negative paths and she is now doing the same for my kids. Her loving heart grows every time she sees my kids, and My kids hearts fill with joy, when they see her. I sure am lucky to have her. I’ll have to record her every move, so when I’m a grandparent, I can have a big enough heart. To give all the love, she’s shown me she can give her grandchildren. No holds barred.