I feel so blessed to be able to watch the way that my father-in-law interacts with my children. Whenever possible, he is on the ground, crawling around, playing with their toys, giving of his time and self in order to occupy an important and meaningful space in their world.
The world seems to stop spinning when Clara and Charlie are with their grandfather. He is present entirely for them.
Both of my kids love their Gramps a great deal. It’s no surprise.
If and when I am a grandfather someday, I hope to be as present and giving and loved as he is with his grandchildren.