In an instant, with the birth of her grandson, my mothers world turned on it's side. It's heart aching to watch the love that flows between these two very independent personalities. My nephew is already very much his own person. The chaos of his four older cousins doting over him doesn't even phase him. And if his doesn't want to do something he just aggressively shakes his head no and that is that.
And my mother has always been my role model as an independent no-nonsense women.
But when these two get together, which is quite often despite the distance, they are like childhood best friends.