Becoming A Grandmother: A Lot More Than I Emotionally Bargained For

To be bluntly honest with you, I was secretly dreading becoming a grandmother…yes, that’s right! Whenever the thought echoed my mind, I always envisioned myself as old, my hair up in a bun, and glued to a rocking chair.

Boy was I wrong! A grandmother can and should be in tip-top shape in order to have fun and keep up with their grandchildren. Becoming grandma certainly doesn’t mean you are old! You can be one and still enjoy life to the fullest, and be active in your grandchildren’s activities, and so much more.

All my apprehension took flight the first time I saw my grandson. Happy memories of my son as an infant quickly made a temporary imprint in my mind as I beamed at him. I’m sure the joy radiated through my facial expressions. This was my son’s son, a perfect baby boy.

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Proverbs 16:31
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life

2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

I was looking down on the greatest gift that God has ever given me. I sobbed uncontrollably as I reached out and gently touched his cheek and kissed his forehead, and then softly said the words “I’m your grandma.”

My heart swelled with love. I really can not describe the feelings I experienced, as I was at a loss for words. This was the greatest moment in my life. I’ve heard many grandparents say that there’s nothing like meeting your grandchildren for the first time. Well, I can now relate to what they were feeling. This little person was tugging at my heart strings. The experience of it was truly very powerful.

And now I think about the many people that will never experience this great joy, as their children can’t bear children of their own. How sad not to have grandchildren…the offspring of your children. I will never take being a grandparent for granted and will be a constant parent figure in my grand baby’s life.

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