VOTD: HEARTBREAKING! A 105-YEAR-OLD GREAT-GRANDFATHER AFRAID TO HOLD GREAT-GRANDCHILD.
Easton, at 5 days old, meets his 105-year-old great-grandfather. This is one of the sweetest videos you will see. Pop is so happy.
The lesson isn’t never turn down a chance to hold a baby the lesson is that it’s family that matters and our children are the future.
No matter how sour or bitter you are this will melt even the coldest of hearts.
This is so precious and priceless!!
There is nothing like holding a newborn. If you don’t believe in God just look at the miracle of a new life and you should see God is real and not dead. How many stories he could tell this new life.
Bless his heart. What a blessing it is that he’s still alive to be apart of that moment. That’s a lot of history.
Such a moving video. Really makes you want to grab life with both hands. The love this man has for his great-grandchild, yet he porbably won’t be alive long enough to see him grow up into a young man.
Cherish every moment you have in life. Life can come to an abrupt end before you know it. Treasure everyone dear to you, as if it was you last day on earth. Let everyone dear to you know how special they are to you and how much you love them.
Significant new findings have emerged to shed light on the important benefits of children’s relationships with their grandparents for the people on both sides of the equation. Close grandparent-grandchild relationships are often a marker of strong family ties overall, but these intergenerational bonds also come with their own distinctive benefits. As people are living longer, these bonds are becoming even more important.
For grandparents, relationships with grandchildren provide connection with a much younger generation and exposure to different ideas, which might otherwise be limited. For grandkids, grandparents can offer life wisdom that they can put into practice as they navigate young adulthood.
“Grandparents have a wealth of experience — they’ll often tell stories about their lives and how things worked when they were young, and once kids become adults, they’re able to maximize those lessons,”
Grandparents also can offer their grandchildren a first-hand historical perspective that enriches their lives and understanding of the past. Earlier research has shown links between strong grandparent-grandchild bonds and adjustment and pro-social behavior among kids. A study of English children ages 11-16, for instance, found that close grandparent-grandchild relationships were associated with benefits including fewer emotional and behavioral problems and fewer difficulties with peers. These relationships also helped to reduce the adverse impacts of experiences such as parent breakups and being bullied. For grandparents, involvement with grandchildren may help to keep them mentally sharp.
Many grandparents enjoy looking after a grandchild, which can be an opportunity for indulging them. As one song puts it, ‘Granny spoils us, oh what fun, Have some sweets and a sticky bun, Don’t tell mum you were up till ten, I want to come and babysit again!’
Don’t we just want to live that long and have the privilege to hold our grandchild and great-grandbabies!!!