While many little girls dream of getting married and having a family, I doubt that many think of being a grandmother or ever dream of that happening one day. Having said that, one of my very best friends called me yesterday to say that her baby girl had just given birth to a sweet baby girl of her own. She was now a grandmother!!! My husband and I have known Pat and Larry for over 15 years now. (I have no idea where the times goes) Our daughter used to babysit Katie, the new mother of Emma Laurette, weighing in at 7 lbs 4.6 ozs and 20 inches long. CONGRATULATIONS to Katie and Steve.
Being grandparents is like a "do over". A second chance at life and lots of fun. We don't have all the responsibilities, but instead, we get to have all the fun. No one ever told me just how much fun that would be. It gives new life and hope to all the great holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and all the days in between. The word spoiling does come to mind. I mentioned to Pat that her life as a grandmother is just beginning and holds so many great things to come, lots of secrets to be revealed and the making of some very special memories.
Our children were gifts given to us to cherish and to hold dear. Our grandchildren are icing on the cake, gifts given later in life to be enjoyed and loved. We are always parents, there when called upon and needed, always loving and being there when called to service. It's different with grandchildren, we are on the sidelines looking in, waiting to be invited, waiting to be involved. Lots and lots of love spilling over onto everyone, part of an extended family, what more could anyone ever want or need. The circle of life complete with all it's components, a gift of joy in a sweet little baby girl, looking so much like her mother, and if I might say, a lot like her grandmother too.
Thank you Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making Pink Saturday possible. Please visit as many participants as possible this week and read what they have been up to. Happy Pink Saturday to all of you.