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Holding a child

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Today, I was able to hold my grandchild for a good while. She is very new to this world and I love watching her movements and expressions. I love seeing what she reacts to in my voice and motion and hold. I love the warmth of her hand trying to hold my finger. I’m in love with her period. It’s a wonderful thing to have my sole focus on this child while I hold her.

My mind is calmed and clearer with her on my chest. The worries about petty people like a president who can’t let a dead man rest in peace aren’t even on my radar. All I think of is to care for her every movement and expression and sound. To protect her from anything and anyone. To show love and patience. To share knowledge and experience, well we will get to that later on. I have to let her be a child first.

I’m in love with my grandchild. A number of people told me what a changing experience it is and I was excited about their excitement and joy in it. But starting to experience it, is great.

Later this year
Photo by Mike Hartley

I found a shot I took at the beach a while back. My beard isn’t as white as this guys yet, but I can imagine myself carrying and playing with my grandchild at the beach for years to come. Its been a good day. I’m so proud of my daughter.

Random Thoughts of the Day

The Madness is under way. Go Terps

One couple that will probably skip asking each other how their day was today. George and Kellyanne Conway

It’s good to be at peace with yourself. But you should start by sitting at the negotiating table first and working out some issues.

You know the thoughts of life you thought about when you’re young. You see other older people, married couples, parents and even really old people like grandparents and you wondered what it’s going to be like. And then you’re a grandparent, you don’t feel that old or think like you’re old. It doesn’t feel like a great deal of time has passed. If you’re lucky, you look back to that 20-year-old boy and say wow, that was a long and great journey.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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