Utter Sadness

How can one simple act –

Both gladden

And sadden

My heart?


I told my grandson we had to leave

And immediately he dropped his little head

To his little chest

In utter sadness.

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51 thoughts on “Utter Sadness

  1. Bless him. He doesn’t want to leave Grandma’s. ❤ ❤ ❤


  2. Well that just didn’t make my evening 😦


  3. Anka says:

    Bless his little heart!! Sounds like someone needs a MAJOR grandma fix. My kids do the same thing when grammie leaves–beg her to stay longer!!


  4. Awwwe… A boy who loves grandma.


  5. Awww poor little guy. ❤
    Diana xo


  6. pepesapam says:

    your grandson is so cute


  7. Awwww how so very cute. x


  8. Robin says:

    Awww. That’s love. ❤


  9. Margret says:

    awww…the love of the grandkids


  10. dilip says:

    Such a sweet and cuddly little boy! Wish you’d stay longer 🙂


  11. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Awww, and ohh!


  12. Anonymous says:

    Same situation……very sad…….Next time back he said “you bring me a present?”


  13. niaaeryn says:

    Aw, the poor little guy. He is so sweet 🙂


  14. markbialczak says:

    True love, Colleen.


  15. reocochran says:

    This is really a dichotomy of emotions, Colleen! One that is inexplicable but universal. You love the way the boy loves you, as I love the way my grandies get disappointed when they have to leave me, (usually they are fine with my leaving them when I visit, surprisingly!) It is like when you leave your kids at the babysitter’s, you are so relieved they want to go there. . . but if they cry, you secretly feel happy. I did sometimes, but this is so funny. When I stayed at home to babysit, I secretly envied the mothers who would briskly walk out the door, since they were off to ‘the outside world!’
    Parenting was a joy but there is unlimited, overflowing joy in grandparenting, don’t you think, Colleen?


    • I’m chuckling reading the depth of your response. Robin I absolutely adore your ability to respond so eloquently to people! (I see your responses to others!) How do you do it? I know you work a demanding full time job!!! At the end of the day sometimes I can barely say “great post!” and look what you do!!!!!! You amaze me. For honest to goodness real! Every thing you say is so true and SO very much a part of our parenting and grandparenting. And I fully agree with you, the grandparenting love is a tidal wave of such joy. It knocks me for a loop. I think with becoming parents we expect it, we KNOW we will love our babies. We grandbabies…..it’s so…..daggone amazing.


  16. April says:

    So precious. I can’t wait to have a real grandchild!


  17. Oh but your heart must have completely melted! ox


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