Sunday, May 13, 2012
First mother's day with my granddaughter!
I can hardly believe it's been almost 3 months since I met my grandaughter for the first time! So sweet, so tiny, so perfect in every way! Being a mom has been an indescribable blessing in my life. Nothing could have ever prepared me for the way I felt for my children when they were first laid in my arms. Then those first illnesses, bumps, scrapes, and bruises; who knew how strong you had to be to love them so much! But it didn't stop there - there was first day of school, then there was elation when I realized I could keep them home to teach them. There was my worry when they went to friends. The worry got worse when they came home late. Seeing them drive is really tough too - and then to watch them graduate - huge sigh - I can hardly hold back the tears.
Now...I have even more of a blessing. One of those great kids has given me something I could have never expected to be so sweet. It's like being a mom all over again, but different. I just can't describe the joy I get when they drive up and bring her in. When I pull back her little blanket to see her sweet face peeking out from her carseat. When she smiles, when she coos, when she cries - that protective mommy inside me is now a protective grandmommy!
It's an amazing time when you become a grandparent - that little sweetheart is so special to me. And - since I still have two kiddos who are in elementary school - it just adds to the joy to see them so thrilled with their tiny little niece. They love to hold her and coo at her and it is truly precious to be a part of such a sweet experience as my children are now aunts & uncles too!
Happy mother's day to all moms, daughters, and grandmothers! God has so richly blessed us everyday!
"I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 4