"A Great-Grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart."
Yesterday, we had the kids for the day. I called my dad to tell him they were here. He said "I'll be right down." And he was. Since my Mom has been getting worse with Alzheimers, he hasn't been able to do much for himself. We finally have in-home care for her 6 hours a day. It's going well, she loves her caregiver, and it gives my Dad some free time. I can see a big difference in him in just a few weeks.
He loves the kids and wants to spend as much time with them as possible. It's too cold for the kids to play in his pond, which they love to do, so it's just easier to have him come here. He looks at the kids playing and just laughs. It does his heart so much good. He's sad that they will be moving away again and isn't looking forward to saying goodbye on Friday. I told him that they are only a 6 hour flight away and I can take him to visit if he wants. I doubt if that will ever happen, but I will do it if he wants.