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Just saw this elsewhere and thought it was cute: "Grandchildren are your reward for not getting rid of your children when you thought about it."

My wife and I are expecting our first grandchild in January. Our kids were really great but I think every parent has their moment. So parents, hang in there, it gets better. Those of you who are grandparents, enjoy.

Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged;parents are the pride of their children.
 

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I looked for a quotation with which to reply to yours. I liked this one a lot:

"To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. ''~Robert Brault

Congratulations on the upcoming blessed event!

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oh, huge congratulations!! Do you know yet if it's a boy or a girl?
Expecting my first grandchild in January (the 6th), too. It's a boy!
I share your full heart and your happiness.
 

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Congratulations and I hope you live close enough to fully enjoy your soon to be grandchild. The joy of seeing our children grow up and become good parents themselves is a testament to all the years of love we gave. It is the greatest Joy!
 

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Oh wow!!!! Congratulations!!! You all must be over the moon :) I love your attitude, I have 3 girls who are 17, 12 and 8 so your words of wisdom are well received. We are lucky enough that my parents live in our neighborhood, just a couple blocks away and they have always been a wonderful help to us, never any strings attached or guilt about the things they do to help me out and over the years they have given so much of their time.

My mom says she always knew that she would love her grandchildren but no one possibly could have made her understand how much. She says she loves them with the same intensity that she does her own children but the lovely part is she can enjoy them and then hand them back to me :) I am truly blessed, actually I guess our whole family is. I wish you the same kind of joy. Thanks for your post, I'm excited for you and it was a nice reminder to me to be mindful of what a blessing my kids' grandparents are.
 

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Congratulations! Life will never be the same again. I cannot begin to tell you how much you are going to enjoy this phase of your life.

We have 5 grandchildren between the ages of 6 and 3, but four of them are 700 miles away. The 3 year old is sleeping in the other room right now. We keep him as often as we can, and he is the joy of our lives. He keeps us young, and he keeps us laughing.
 

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Congratulations.....Newbies.....our 3 kids have blessed us with 5 Grandchildren with one more on the way!

Molly and Morgan (the twins, both freshmen in college now), Savannah and Charlie (8 and 4), and Calen (2) who has a sister due in December...

All the good said about Grandchildren it absolutely true....! Enjoy....!
 

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1oldparson and hotel4dogs, Congratulations to you both.

Children are a gift and grandchildren are even more special. Enjoy every minute with your special little ones.
Thank you. Yes, children are a gift (and they don't come with a gift receipt, so you can't give them back). I understand you get to spoil grand kids - then give them back to their parents so they can deal with them. Sounds like fun.
 

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Congratulations and I hope you live close enough to fully enjoy your soon to be grandchild. The joy of seeing our children grow up and become good parents themselves is a testament to all the years of love we gave. It is the greatest Joy!
Sadly, we live in California and my son and daughter-in-law are in Michigan. My grandparents lived out of state so we didn't see them very much, but it was special and memorable when we did. Both my parents and my wife's parents lived near us when we raised our kids and were always involved with them. So everyone was blessed.
 

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Grandchildren are so much fun, I wish they came first!!

We have 2 granddaughters, 9 yrs, 10 mos. and boy/girl twins due anytime.
At times, when she became a bit frustrated at the lack of grand kids, my wife would say the only reason we had kids was so she could have grand kids. Congratulations and have fun with yours!
 

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Oh wow!!!! Congratulations!!! You all must be over the moon :) I love your attitude, I have 3 girls who are 17, 12 and 8 so your words of wisdom are well received. We are lucky enough that my parents live in our neighborhood, just a couple blocks away and they have always been a wonderful help to us, never any strings attached or guilt about the things they do to help me out and over the years they have given so much of their time.

My mom says she always knew that she would love her grandchildren but no one possibly could have made her understand how much. She says she loves them with the same intensity that she does her own children but the lovely part is she can enjoy them and then hand them back to me :) I am truly blessed, actually I guess our whole family is. I wish you the same kind of joy. Thanks for your post, I'm excited for you and it was a nice reminder to me to be mindful of what a blessing my kids' grandparents are.
It's wonderful to have parents that are supportive, who enjoy their kids and grand kids and who want to help. Our parents were just like that. We were so blessed and I'm glad you are too.
 

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Congratulations! Life will never be the same again. I cannot begin to tell you how much you are going to enjoy this phase of your life.

We have 5 grandchildren between the ages of 6 and 3, but four of them are 700 miles away. The 3 year old is sleeping in the other room right now. We keep him as often as we can, and he is the joy of our lives. He keeps us young, and he keeps us laughing.
Thank you. We've been looking forward to this for a while. This one will be about 2,200 miles away, but what time we get will be special. Treasure the time you get with yours. Blessings.
 
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