A couple of weeks ago, Larry and I visited our son Rob and his family. We didn't do anything special, just spent time together and spoiled Brigham and Isaac a bit.
My greatest pleasure, there, was to watch Rob help his boys with their homework. Getting two energetic and sometimes grimy little boys to settle down to do homework is no easy task, but Rob did it with infinite patience and love. Quietly, he worked with Brigham (9) on spelling words, then switched gears to work with Isaac (6) on reading.
Afterward, when the adults sighed in relief that the boys were in bed, I told Rob that seeing our child be a good parent to his children was one of a parent's greatest joy.
Joy for today: seeing our boy be a father to his.