Saturday, June 14, 2014

On being a grandma

I had a grandma and a nana....let's just say that it isn't in everyone's make up to be a loving grand parent. My grandma visited infrequently, but she brought m&m's smelled good and was always loving. My nana didn't have quite the same effect. Neither of my grandpas were part of my life, one having died before I was born and the other just not around, altbough I'm quite sure why.

 

At any rate I take the role on with love and enthusiasm, wanting to be a positive influence in all of my grand children's lives. I think in some ways we get a second chance. When my own child and stepchildren were growing up I didn't have the time patience or skills that I have now. I'd like to use my time and energy to be present in their lives. I love that grandpa takes their little hands In his and always has an ear to listen to their stories and an open heart.

 

Today's visit included cupcakes and singing and cuddles. We sang I love you forever, I like you for always, As long as I live, My baby you'll be. Being a grandparent fills me up with love in the best way.

Precious Layla photographed by Aimee Poole of Scott's Valley on the ocean in Santa Cruz.

 

And tomorrow We take our first grandbaby to New York City to celebrate her high school graduation. We look forward to an exciting adventure!

 

7 comments:

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you're having so much fun with them!

a2susan said...

I was fortunate to have both sets grandparents that I saw every weekend growing up. One grandmother took us to Friendly's or Howard Johnson's (on the highway, it was a big deal) on Sundays. The other grandmother taught us how to shop at Filene's basement - she was an expert. I have memories of my grandfather's too. Your grandchildren are so fortunate that you can spend the time with them and create memories that will last a lifetime. Have a great trip to NYC!

Janet DelRosso said...

Beautifully said!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

I hope to have the opportunity to be a grandparent! I think you are doing it beautifully. What a heartwarming post.

Beki said...

My Nana is the reason I bead. My Noni is the reason I love to cook. Grandparents can play such an important roll in shaping a child's life. It is such a beautiful thing that you and Mark are taking the time to be such a positive influence in your grand children's lives!

Rita said...
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Rita said...



I am the grandma of an Autistic child. Although I am unable to do everything I planned while he was tucked safely inside his mother, I still hope the day will come where I am able to do some of the things. The picture of Layla is soooo cute!













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