Never in my life had I thought I would ever be a grandmother. Not that I didn’t have children; not that I didn’t hope they would marry and have wonderful children… I just never thought of myself as being a grandmother.
But suddenly… somehow… I am 🙂 I have three beautifully amazing grandchildren and one more is on the way!
I can’t possibly be old enough to be a grandmother, can I? Well, I suppose I am 🙂
Jaylynn Marie – 10-13-2008
Christopher Llaine 9-18-2010
Scarlett Grace – 5-13-2013
I certainly never knew how my grandchildren would fill my heart. When your own children are little, its wonderful but sometimes overwhelming. You’re young, probably working outside the home as well as in, feeling guilty when you aren’t with your little ones but knowing that to take care of them you have to work (especially if you’re a single mom, like I was), trying to get all the chores done with a needy little one, having to do everything with one eye on the children. Parenting is hard and, although you love it and love your children, your attention is always divided.
Not so as a grandma! (Or “Oma” as I’m called – that’s German for Grandma 🙂 )
Your grandchildren are little treasures, you can dote on their every word and action, carry their pictures proudly, and bend everyone’s ear with their antics.
Jaylynn eagerly awaits the birth of her sister, Juliana Kae – due 12-2-2013
Of course, you usually only have them for short periods of time, and can spend all that time doing fun things with them and for them. If their diaper is full or they get fussy, you can hand them back to their parents too 🙂 Unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to live close enough to actually keep them for periods of time.
I wish I were closer, one grandchild (and the one on the way) are in Tennessee and the other two are in Philadelphia. Both quite a trip from Indiana. <sigh> But absence only makes the heart grow fonder and between facebook and skyping I still get to see what they’re doing day to day and how they’re growing and learning (so fast!)
Do you have grandchildren? Were you as amazed as I was to feel your heart double in size the moment you saw them?!!
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