Recently I just found out that I am going to be a Grandma. Like becoming a parent you begin to look at life differently. It is a new era. A new beginning.
One that I will cherish, embrace, and love passionately. We have a new person joining our family.
The first question I am asked is.... " Do you know what the baby is yet? " Do I ..... yes! Does my daughter know .......No. She will wait for the ultra sound and confirm what I already see.
I have already been shopping, buying the appropriate 'colour'. I am not allowed to tell my Daughter what the baby's sex is, she wants to wait for the ultra sound. And I am good with that. I want her to feel the joy of seeing her baby on the monitor, the joy of hearing the heartbeat for the very first time. I want to hear my Daughters joy when she calls to tell me about her experience. But, I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA..... and I am shopping and preparing already.
A very good friend of mine once said having a grandchild is wonderful. When the grandchild is born of your Daughter, it's down right nerve racking. At the time I remember thinking what an odd thing to say, does this mean when it's your sons baby don't worry? But now I have a glimpse of what she meant.
My daughter has told me already that I don't need to check up on her every day or at least not twice a day. Reluctantly I will back off to maybe one phone call every other day..... OK - I WILL TRY not to call each and every day. But hey, I'm going to be a Grandma!
Time has slowed down all of a sudden and it feels it will take forever for May to get here so we can greet the newest addition to our family. I can't wait to cradle, to kiss and snuggle the next generation..... My first grandchild. I can't wait to see my baby with her baby. I can remember so clearly the first day holding my baby, and now 27 years later I will watch her with her first child. I am excited - OVER THE MOON - it is a reflection of all that it beautiful.
The white rabbit brought me the ultimate gift..... A precious Grand-baby.
I am not allowed to tell if it's pink or blue .....but my friends know. It brings to mind the old verse: 'Pink or Blue, we'll love you'. And we will, this baby will be surrounded by love.
I do know this; my Husband and I, and our children, will all welcome with open hearts our newest family member.
Hey! I'm going to be a Grandma!!