A Wonderful, New Life Phase…

My life has entered a wonderful, new phase.  A phase which I have been looking forward to for about nine months.  I am now a grandmother; albeit by marriage to the baby’s natural grandfather.  I now know how my own grandmothers must have felt when they became grandmothers for the first time with my brother’s birth.  He was the first grandchild on both sides of the family.  Likewise, Will is the first grandchild for all three sides of his family.  He also happens to be the first grandchild to carry on his surname through at least one more generation. 

Anyway, I have been thinking about this phase of my life for quite some time, wondering what kind of “Grandma” I’ll be.  I’d like to think that I’ll be like my own grandmothers…loving, supportive, but still firm when necessary.  Yes, I will “spoil” the child, but not any more than I myself was spoiled by my own grandparents.  Right now I would love to spend EVERY minute of EVERY day with little Will; but that’s neither practical nor possible.  Besides, his parents are truly the only people entitled to that joy. 

Now, before I go any further, allow me to introduce you to my first grandchild, the little boy named William Thomas (Will for short)…….

He wasn’t even a full day old yet when I took this picture with my cellphone.  Isn’t he precious??!! 

Favorite PictureNow, here’s a picture of the three generations on our side of the family…….

HPIM0884                    HPIM0872And here’s one of the proud (step-)grandma with her precious little bundle.

So, here I am in a new phase of my life.   A phase that my own mother was not blessed to enter into before going to Heaven.  It would have been wonderful to be able to go to Mom for advice on how to be a good grandmother; but at least I have my memories of my own grandmothers from which to glean the necessary lessons.

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