Yesterday a new grandson arrived.
William was born to my daughter Charlotte.
He is her second child and they are both doing well.
As I have six kids of my own, all grown up and doing wonderful things in life, the prospect of gkids as always been something I have tried to comes to terms with.
I know some people find being a grandparent an easy thing but for me it has not always been easy.
Whilst I love my gkids dearly, they like my children are the most unique of people, I think that as I spent so much of my time as a parent bringing up my kids, their kids I am happy to leave to them.
Don’t get me wrong I help out when I am asked but I often feel I don’t have the relationship with them I think I should.
Anyway yesterday William came into the world, he is the fourth boy and my single grand daughter is feeling a bit put out as she was hoping for a girl cousin.
So up to the hospital I went to see him, my daughter and her husband.
I beheld the most beautiful little baby. My heart went out to him immediately.
He is such a small boy, he slept all the while I was there, which I know can be a deceptive tactic babies use to lure grandparents into thinking they are wonderfully compliant children but nevertheless I nursed him for some time and fell in love with another gkid whom I know is going to be a special boy in his own way.
I am feeling pretty good today about his arrival. My daughter is going ok, much better than she did when Jack was born and so I am hopeful all continues this way.