I have six grandchildren – five boys and one girl. They range in age from fourteen to twenty-three.
I tell each one they are my favorite. They each smile and laugh and say “You say that to all of us!”
And that is true! I do say it to each one, every time I see them. “You are my favorite,” because each one is, in their own special way, my favorite.
Mikey is my gentle giant. He is soft-spoken with a beautiful smile, a loving heart and giving ways.
Jake has the beautiful eyes and long hair of a male model. He is loyal, musical, loves history and is truly fair and honest.
Jimmy is my computer whiz. He finishes every job he starts, is very logical and can entertain himself when necessary – i.e. he likes his alone time.
Matt is the social butterfly. He is loud and boisterous, loves music and astronomy and has a wicked sense of humor. He can’t sit still for more than five minutes but can talk forever.
Mac is another computer nerd who wants to fly helicopters when he graduates. He is very loving, shy and funny. He saves his money for computer parts.
Katie, my one and only girl, is the artist who loves to draw and gets excited about pencils and pens. She is very creative, maintains an entire imaginary world in her head and loves cosplay. She is a true free spirit.
Can you see now why each one is my special one? How could they not be?!!
More important, I want each to know it – to hear the words out loud from me as often as possible. They are special as they are. It is unconditional love from me to them.
That “special” connection will always be there, no matter where we all are no matter our age or circumstance. Nothing will ever be able to break that bond.
And besides, I have to keep telling each one so the others won’t get jealous!!!
Think I made all this up? Check out comics.com/pickles by Brian Crane for January 14, 2021!