I don’t know who wrote the following poem but it speaks my thoughts, my overwhelming joy, more adequately than I ever could:
MY CHILD’S CHILD
A journey in my mind today
I watch the years fly, where is my little boy?
The pictures that tell a story of how you grew so fast.
Once a little boy with trucks and slides
to fill your day.
A grown man now, newly named Dad.
A precious little flower,
a kiss from heaven was born today.
He’ll call him Daddy, looking in his eyes,
his reflection he will see.
Finally, he will understand the love I feel for him.
In an instant, his world will change forever.
His journey in life on a new path, one filled with
Crayons, finger-paint, and giggles.
Finding pleasure in everyday things, the world
Will look brand new.
I never thought I could love my little boy more
But on this day when he placed my grandchild in
My arms I swear I do.
I realize what a gift we received.
My child’s child
amazed as I kiss his soft cheek.
I will reach for my son’s hand,
to offer encouragement and support.
Yesterday’s memories tucked away in my heart.
Looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.
Amazed by the love I have for both of them.
A part of my soul he now passes to him.
The best father he wants to be.
A secret I whisper to him
A life filled with honesty and unconditional love
That, my son, is the key.