Last year when we found out we would be first time grandparents I felt it was important to have a name that, well, suited me. I, in my 40's was just not quite ready for the title of Grandmother.
In October, I met my first little grandbaby boy named Liam. I was in the delivery room when he was born, watched him take his first breath. What a special moment that was, life-changing.
Now, six months later I am loving this new role and title. I get to see him at least once a week and am reminded of all the little things you forget about when your kids are grown.
Like, the first smiles. Holding and feeding a newborn. When he recognizes your voice and your face. Rolling over, finding his hands and feet and sitting up. All firsts and new beginnings.
I can't wait for all the times ahead of us. To teach him to swim, take him camping and ride on the jet-ski with him. To read books and bible stories to him. To tell him stories about his daddy, well maybe not that one.
I don't think any of us understand why grandparents act the way they do about their grandkids....until you become one. I for one love being this little boys Nonna.
|My son Kevin and grandson Liam|
If you are a grandmother, what do you go by? Or what did/do you call your grandmother?