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The Greatest Thing in the World for Seniors

Apr 29th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is past our bedtime, which comes quite early. We are two hours behind our normal schedule. Our permanent residence is in the Central Time Zone, while our part time domicile is in the Mountain Time Zone. The phone rings. It is our granddaughter. “Oh, I’m sorry I woke you. You are Sun people.” That last part is correct. But to be awakened by our granddaughter is like having the sun come out and shine right over and around us. She is so (the words are typical for grandparents, but the grandchild is anything but typical) magnificent, wonderful, superb, loving, thoughtful, bright and a delicious part of our lives.

The greatest thing in the world is to have the phone ring and to have it be one of our grandchildren. The greatest thing in the world is to be showered with the attention, even if briefly, by our grandchildren. The greatest thing in the world is to be invited to be in their audience, to hear what is happening in their lives, to repond to a request to attend a concert, in which they/she will be playing,. The greatest thing in the world is to be asked to borrow a hat she will need in some upcoming school production., that we will also attend. That’s the greatest thing in the world.