One blessing that came as a result of my grandmother's passing was that my dad could meet my son. My mom was able to come visit earlier in January but my dad had to go back right away. I love that my parents can know my children as much as possible through skype, email, pictures etc, but there is just something special about having my mom and dad hold and love on my children. Maybe someday we'll be in the same town or hey! I'll even take the same continent!