Since the birth of my grandson last year I have wondered why I was so surprised at the experience of being a grandmother. How could I be that unprepared for how I would feel?
But then I remember my own mother, a very strong and serious woman who melted into love and warmth when she was with her grandchildren. That should have told me how profound this experience might me.
Now I realize that no one can prepare you because there are no words to express the pure love and joy you feel when these precious gifts come into your life.