My daughter is expecting again!!!!!
That means that in the scope of 18 months, I will have went from not being a grandma to being the grandma of three.
It is a very exciting time…and I will admit that it makes me grin ear from to ear…my parents went from one grandchild to six in 3 years. Those were great times, with lots of cousins running around playing. I pray that my children ….and I …can be blessed that much.
People often ask me what it is like being a grandma…well….
You have to remember that I am a grandma with a 14 year old still at home.
So when I have a little face like this light up when it sees me…
It helps to even out all of the eye rolling I have received through the day.
The greatest thing about being a grandma is….” It’s just not my problem.” I don’t have to worry about if they should or shouldn’t get a vaccine..if they should only drink organic milk…or if their feet willl fall off if they don’t get a bath tonight.
My job is to love them…unconditionally. I want them to always feel safe in my arms…to always hear pride in my voice when I speak of them..and I pray that when I am dead and gone they will smile when they think of the times we shared.
Now for the other side of grandmotherhood….it is exhausting!
This past month I can’t tell you how many times I have put a stroller…or two …in and out of my car. And by the way… who ever thought it was a good idea to put a 15 llb baby inside a 15 lb. carseat and carry it everywhere you go?
No wonder moms look so good these days….I have lost 5 lbs this month just from all the deep knee bends that I have been doing with a kid in my arms. It was so much more fun than doing lunges & squats at the gym.
There is nothing like a child to remind you how to giggle again. We become way to serious in our lives…if you don’t have a grandbaby…borrow one….it will do your heart good.