Mokopuna is the Maori meaning for grandchildren, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Grandchildren fill a space in your heart that you never knew was empty!
“Mokopuna” I love that word, it makes me feel warm. But the real pleasure is holding a grandchild or listening to them chatter away about everything that is important in their world.
I often wondered why it was said that a grandchild will bring you such unexplained joy, when having children was equally joyous.
I guess it is because you can spoil a grandchild without guilt, as you are not there every day to deal with the discipline and sometimes exhausting life of a parent who is working long hours and juggling to keep up with their school, sports and activities.
Covid changed the world
Covid-19 has brought change to many families.
I know I am not alone in wanting to travel to see my overseas grandchildren.
But until I have been vaccinated and it is safe to travel again, Messenger and FaceTime will have to do.
Today Maddie, my 11 year old granddaughter sent me a picture she drew. She explained to me what it meant.
It is featured in this blog.
How special it was for her to show me all her drawings today and explain her world through Art.
Often, when I feel low, I watch old videos of my grandchildren and laugh at their cute little voices and antics.
They show such sweet innocence and I know that they give me so much pleasure, it is hard to describe.
Grandchildren – Mokopuna – they are all of our responsibility.
To love and nurture and guide. They are a beautiful gift and complete life’s circle of love.
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