It's like these guys are as rare as hen's teeth.
And I'm not sure why. Because these men can make all the difference in the lives of the little ones of their own little ones.
They can't and shouldn't replace their parents. But they can come alongside and play and read and explore and jump and challenge and create. They can model integrity and godliness and character and hard work and a can-do spirit. They can be the icing on the cake in a healthy family, or pick up some of the slack in a dysfunctional one.
And they can give those hard-working parents a bit of a much needed break here and there.
Do a quick scroll-down to capture 10 seconds in one grandpa's afternoon ... and I'll leave you to imagine this awesome duo's conversation together!
'Children's children are the crown of old men;
and the glory of children are their fathers.'
* In memory and honor of John Thoman, another awesome grandfather. *