Saturday, April 7, 2012

G~ Grandmother

Grandmother, Grandma, Granny, Nanna, Ya-Ya...the list goes on and on with names for that special person in your life, your Grandmother. I go by Nonna (No-Nah).

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?


Retired Knitter said...

I am not a grandmother yet, but soooo wish I was. You were young to be a grandmother. I will be 65 this month and my first child, my son, is just getting married. I will be an older grandmother. But I am so looking forward to that day.

Kim said...

Love,love being a grandbaby (who will soon be 3) lives 13 hours away, so I seldom get to see him...However, I am hoping to see him soon--and for 10 days!! I am so excited!

Anonymous said...

I still prefer Babushka...

Tim said...

I still prefer Babushka...


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