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My Mischievous Kid is Now a Dad

by melanie jean juneau (writer), Greenbush, Ontario, Canada, January 02, 2013

This is my son???

After the birth of our first grandchild, my son turned to his dad and smiled proudly, "Dad, I think that this is the best thing that I have ever done."

I am a grandparent.

My son, whom I nursed and rocked to sleep

Now is soothing his tiny daughter

Whispering softly

Gently rocking her.

Is this the same kid who defied us

Railing and ranting against everything

We stood for?

Now the epitome of responsibility, love and commitment?

How did this happen?

It is a mystery and a miracle

That I simply enjoy

As I observe

My granddaughter's whole face lighting up

As she catches a glimpse of my son

Coming home from work.

He throws her up in the air

She squeals with delight,

Trusting that her daddy

Will always keep her safe.

I am proud of my son and my daughter-in-law.

My heart swells with love as our family grows even larger

Blessings that come after the years

Of struggle

I rejoice in

Nine kids

Five kids-in-law

First grandchild

One on the way

And .. I admit it.

I am even thankful for my three grandbeasties

Er ...dogs.

About the Writer

My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By HomeRearedChef on January 02, 2013 at 03:23 pm

My eyes fill with water at reading your post Melanie. I understand because I felt the same with my oldest child, my head-strong daughter. She is now the proud mother of two boys. And I am ever proud of her. "Is this the kid that gave me so much lip and defiance? *Smile!*

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By melanie jean juneau on January 02, 2013 at 03:33 pm

Astonishing, isn't it?

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