With technology I have already seen her profile and she hasn't even entered the world yet, I've heard her heart beat although I'm a thousand or so miles away... Each message just stops me in my tracks. Its so powerful, I remember the first time I heard each of my son's hearts beating and felt the bubbles inside my skin as they moved. Its a special time and parenthood is waiting around the corner. Its exciting and scary all at the same time.
I tried as a parent to make my kids life better than mine, not that mine was bad but it was a hard life of wants. As a result I feel I probably failed as my kids had too much and gained a sense of entitlement. There is something to be said for encouragement to succeed vs financial gateways to success. Those days are gone and now they have to fend for themselves as I encourage only. There's no more reservoirs of money to use, they are dry now...And as I recall, this is exactly the same status my grandparents had. So I'm content as I'll be here with a wealth of encouragement and arms to hug and hold...Oh how good it is to have the title and status of a grandparent!