Lots of stories come to mind with this one, and these two have actually been played with... a LOT! Grandpa has his spectacles on trying to read "The Little Engine That Could" to a grandson. Yes, as you can see the book is missing. And who knows where it is by now. But the meaning is still there in my heart and head.
This means a lot to me because of my husband's eyes and all the troubles he's had with them. He is legally blind in one eye, but praise Jesus he still has sight in the other. He is very mobile and does his job with enthusiasm and a lot of spirit. He has never let his eye issues get the better of him.
But even though he can't read books to his grandkids, that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to get down on the floor and play with them. Whenever he disappears from a family get together, you know he's probably off somewhere with the little ones playing games or teasing them and having fun. He's just that kind of guy.
We don't get to see the grandkids very often anymore, but he holds each and every one of them so very close to his heart, just like the grandpa bear does here.