I have had time to reflect on the impactof grandchildren while here at Dennis & Michelle's, I realize that there have been many studies, tons of research on Childbirth and the early days of bringing a baby into a loving home, I don't know how I managed to have three healthy babies and care for them without all this knowledge, In my opinion.
I am sure that a lot of things we did with our children in the late 60's & early 70's with the help of our mothers who generally came to give a helping hand, is now old fashioned, but the love we showered a child with while attendling to his /her basic needs, food, diaper changes and allowing baby to sleep enough started them in life as we know it on as good a foundation as any books can teach young parents today. I realize that new modern techniques are coming every day and even as this new child developes there will be other new and better things. My hope is that Charlie and his parents will forgive me of any of the shortcomings I may have with regards to being a mom first and now a grandma.. I know Denns & Michelle will be fabulous parents and teach Charlie all the right things...to make him a healthy and happy child.
Probably, my most rewarding feelings come from seeing my son interact with his son. I am given proof I did somethings right because he never came with an instruction tag attached when he was born & I didn't even follow Dr Spock!