An ancient Zen Proverb simply states “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” My teacher appeared a little over three and a half years ago with the birth of my first grandson. 498 more words
I never get tired of spending time with my grandsons and writing about them. When I wrote this piece last November, my oldest grandson had just gone through a series of traumatic events and had come out stronger on the other side. He's just gone through another trying time and I have no doubt that he will emerge even stronger. Innocent children can teach us life's most valuable lessons if we just take the time to watch and listen. All they want in return is our love and our hugs. I've spent most of the last week with both my grandsons and wouldn't trade that time for anything in the world. They don't know it, but while I'm taking care of their immediate needs, they are teaching me how to be a better man and a better Pop Pop. I hope that someday they will read what I've written about them and know how they changed my life for the better.