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12/11/2014 10:09 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

The Magic Of Becoming A Grandparent

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Dear Grandparents;

You are not who you used to be. The moment my husband entered the waiting room and smiled the words, “It’s a girl,” you became something new and different, while being altogether exactly the people we had grown up with.

Before that moment, you were our parents. Nothing more. Nothing less. You were the ones who provided for us, comforted us, bailed us out, held us to consequences, and loved us unconditionally, whether we cared or not (though we usually did).

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