We plan on being a big part of the little guys life, even though we are a thousand miles away. I have fond memories of both sets of grandparents when I was growing up, no matter how much time was shared with them. I loved them all equally, and I miss them. We will not have the time we would like to have with our grand kids as they grow up, and sometimes we will feel guilty about it. I can only hope that we will set a good example for them, so that one day when they are ready, they can set sail on their own adventures, and explore life outside the boundaries of what society deems a "normal" life.
We can't wait to take the peanut on some adventures in paradise that he will forever remember as "that time on grandma and grandpa's smelly old sailboat".