From Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2

Becoming a Grandma

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children.

Chinese Proverb

After three days of labor, my daughter Déjà had her first child, a beautiful seven-pound four-ounce girl. I was amazed to observe that the instant she saw her new baby, the pain of childbirth was immediately replaced by the bliss of motherhood.

In those first few heart-stopping minutes of becoming a grandmother, one particular moment stands out for me. A moment set apart from everything else that was happening by the sudden depth of our connection—daughter, mother and grandmother.

My beautiful daughter turned to me, her eyes shining with a light I had never seen there before. “Mom,” she said, “now I know how much you love me.”

Robin Lim

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