Living far away from a loved one is hard and especially so when you have kids who grow up so fast. If you don't see your family for a year, the kids grow up so much and they miss things. Skype, FaceTime, and photos just aren't enough. So those visits are special. Very, very special. One family made their visit to see Grandpa even more special by surprising him. Grandma was in on the act.
Grandpa lives in Germany and has health issues, which prevented him from flying. His family planned their trip from the US in secret and the surprise is going to put the biggest, happiest smile on your face. See for yourself ....
How big is your smile right now? You may even have some tears in your eyes like I do from watching this. It makes me miss my grandpa. It makes me want to hop on a plane right now with my kids so they can get those big bear hugs from their grandparents. The video is from 2010, but is just making the rounds now.
I love how Grandpa is beaming with pride and love looking at him. "Look how big he is!" he tells his daughter, hardly able to take his eyes off his adorable grandson who replies, "I can read well!"
Family. Precious family. Pure love.
Have you ever surprised a loved one with a visit?