This is Emma’s tribute to her grandpa’s.
Today I was at a Mommy and Me class that I help with monthly and one of the helpers was a grandpa aged man who is so sweet and wonderful with the kids. He helped Emma with her craft and all the while he got her to talk, talk, talk. It was such a blessing to have him giving Emma some one on one time since it is rare these days. Anyway, she said a few things about her grandpa’s that I have to record here. The conversation went like this,
“you can call me grandpa if you’d like…it’s easy and I’m a grandpa”.
Emma, “No, I already have grandpa’s”.
I guess I loved that she gets enough love from her grandpa’s that she doesn’t need to take on any others. Of course the response she gave wasn’t kind in the strictest sense, but she was honest and I know he understood that she had no idea her response could have hurt his feelings.
Later on, I heard Emma tell him that one of her grandpas has someone elses heart, and although this is true, we’ve never told her that. I’ve always just said that he got a new heart, or if I’m talking to another adult, a heart transplant. I guess I was just struck that she knew his new heart used to belong to someone else.