I've said it before and I'll say it again ... "Being a grandma is the best job I have ever had!"
I love my own children. I rejoice in their successes and mourn their sorrows. However, there is nothing like grandparenting. The pressure is off. If the grandchild isn't perfect, it isn't my fault. If she doesn't eat right today, I don't worry that she won't be healthy. She can make up for it tomorrow. If something gets broken, I now know that it isn't the first mishap nor is it the last.
The best thing about grandparenting is the unconditional love both given and received. It was illustrated this evening when my granddaughter took my face in her hands and giggling said, "I see me!"
"Where," I asked?
She nearly poked my eye out! It took me a moment to realize she was seeing her reflection in my eyes!
"Do you know why you can see yourself in Grandma's eyes," I asked? "Because, I love you so much!"