Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:59

Most parents would agree that having a kind, intelligent, successful and healthy child is a fabulous feeling, but grandkids are truly a blessing beyond any choice of words.

For me, there's a special bond with my grandkids. Our relationship is based on love, fun, appreciation, and pure joy. Personally, I enjoy giving them small gifts that I would have liked when I was their age.

These are my five grandkids, who rock my world. In order from older to younger, they are Elena, Chloe, Sophia, Parker, and Olivia. Four intelligent gorgeous gals and one smart and handsome little guy.

When grandchildren brand you, we become theirs. We're the only person in the world with a special title to them. Mine is GB. My parents were Aby and Tata to my kids and so on...etc.

Every time I have an opportunity to visit them, I look forward to it with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning. There is no better feeling than my grandchildren running up to give me a big fat kiss or a warm hug.

My true source of joy has been watching my kids become wonderful parents. Thankfully, my priorities are now realigned by watching them learn to walk, listening to them babble, and watching them evolve into young adults, which now takes priority over so many tasks that just are not as important.

Please allow me to take this wonderful opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy news year for 2017.