Blog 1928 – 01.04.2021
Gramps Buys A Pumpkin Egg
Grandpa Buys A Pumpkin Egg
Here is another Noddle Tale today featuring a grandpa noodle. Though my dear departed step son for seven years, David Heyen, had five lovely children, three boys and two girls, I never got to be a grandpa to them. My daughter Emily, also dearly departed, never got to have children of her own though her life at work and at church was caring for children and she touched many young lives. My son, Jon, will turn thirty-one this April 3rd and plans to marry his sweet and lovely fiancée, Lauren, the next month. My lovely wife Linda and I are thrilled and they are planning to begin making babies in short order. Our hearts and minds are already filling with noodle grandparent thoughts.
It is a mistake for parents or grandparents to try to relive their lives through their children or grandchildren. A favorite seventies song of mine says, “Teach your children well, feed them on your dreams, the one they pick is the one you’ll know by.”
We should indeed share all our many dreams with them to help start them dreaming but they may pick a dream we never dreamed to follow and our job is to support them in accomplishing their dreams not to dictate their lives.
I reminded my son just yesterday that he always taught me more than I ever taught him as he showed me how to use some new tie-down straps for moving some furniture. I am a proud noodle-headed papa of a handsome intelligent son and I am sure given a chance that that some patient little person will be able to teach me to be an adoring grandpa too.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
The Greatest Love of All