They teach you about love. They teach you about loving people for what they are – appreciating their individuality, their personalities, the tiny bits of other family members that you see coming through in them. You feel a terribly strong emotion.
When the first granddaughter was born in Australia, we went to see her and spent six months. I cried almost all the way home – it kept coming over me, that I was leaving this little child and I wouldn’t see her again for a long while. I get more phlegmatic now, because I know that I’ll be back, but it’s still a sad thing to leave a wee one that you’ve got to know.
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