Thursday, April 19, 2012

No Distance of Place

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley

My daughter lives almost 300 miles from her Grandpa. So, needless to say, she doesn’t get to see him enough. Usually, just a few times a year. And, at a year and a half old, that doesn’t amount to all that much time. I hate that for her, because I grew up within a mile of both sets of Grandparents, and loved it. So far, though, it hasn’t dampened that bond much. Even though she doesn’t see him as often as we’d like, she still remembers him even when he isn’t around.

Our last visit was for Easter, and she’s talked about him most days since. Her songs from the backseat have consisted mostly of repeating “Papa “over and over again. Randomly throughout the day, she says his name and turn to point at his picture.

I guess it’s true, “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” –Robert Southey

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