Proud Grandmother - my experience

My reaction to hearing I will be a grandmother  

As soon as my daughter found out she was pregnant I knew it was meant to be even if she wasn’t married, that didn’t even come to mind. It was like: wow my grandchild is arriving.

She at first got scared, but didn’t take her long to totally embrace motherhood (something like 3 days) and she changed her lifestyle to soot the baby she was caring.

Unfortunately her dad took it a little hard but also only for a while. It was not that he didn’t want the baby just had other plans for his daughter. Now it’s quite the opposite he loves him so much!

Me I just didn’t know if I was ready for those words “grandmother. I was sort of thinking I was too young to be a gray haired knitting type grandmother I never liked the word grandmother. (Now I am a proud grandmother and proud to be called grandmother. I was really happy for my daughter; we did lots of shopping for the baby and enjoyed every minute of her pregnancy, she was happy healthy and nesting.

Over the coming weeks we got so excited, my daughters tummy gradually got bigger and bigger, I watched her, sitting back, observing, taking it in – something I only thought about might happen in past in the back of my mind on quiet days, now I was watching her in reality: PREGNANT.

The baby was so active every night in her tummy and I would sit with her and touch her tummy, talk to the baby and even sing, while he was still in his mother’s tummy. Now that he is here I sing to him all the time. I love him so much.

We later found out it was going to be a little boy. This was something I was able to relate to my first was a boy and it seemed time had stood still for me. Her pregnancy seemed to mirror me and how I felt during my pregnancy with her except she never got sick.

So many thoughts and feelings overcame me “feelings that I had never had before. I had come to a new phase in my life “and as much as I looked forward to that bundle coming “

I guess every grandmother will have a different and fascinating story, and this was mine.
Now my little grandson is here, now 4 months old, I marvel at his beauty and perfection.

He is finally here. I am a grandmother!!! It is different feeling I would die for this new little bundle, this, new little person being from one of my own children.

I love my little grandson so very much and I am very proud of the mother and woman my daughter has become. The difference is I have to hand this baby back and although it is good sometimes, times like at night, it’s a hard thing to do I want to be with him and see every move he makes just like I did with my daughter when she was a baby.

I know part of me has to stand back and let my daughter experience this new phase of her life too.

Jump Jump My Little Man

My bouncing baby I love you so much. My hart leaps when I see you even when I see you on a photograph.

I Love you my grandson, you make me laugh when you do your jumping jumping so fast and your eyes light up as you are doing it knowing you are doing something everyone thinking is so cute.

My heart is filled with love for you Hayden, You have eyes that show kindness and you will be a kind and good man when you grow up, don’t bend under peer pressure and let it rob you of your beauty that you possess. Be good to your mummy she loves you so much and she was the best mum to you.

My Grandson...

With open arms and an open heart I hope you will always be true to yourself. Don't be swayed by society or peer pressure may you shine in everything you do and overcome all obstacles in your way. May you always know that I am here for you forever and always.
I wish you a life full of happiness you so greatly deserve.  May you grow up embracing life instead of trying to run from it. I love you my grandson my Hayden Lee with all my heart.

My arms ache to hold your tiny little body, massage your little legs and feet while you look so relaxed. I love you my little Hayden with all my hart every day for ever.

Christmas was so wonderful because of you, new life, and new beginnings.

I miss you my little love.

Prayer for Hayden

 My darling Hayden
I pray to God that today you will have a magic day filed with comfit and joy.
May you sleep well eat well, play well and most of all feel real happy and smiling.

I love you my grandson.

I pray a blessing on these words of mine that the lord above will use and make it happen for you.
You are always in my thoughts my grandson Hayden Lee forever.

You’re Granma

For you my wanderful grandson Hayden Lee

Like an angel you came in to our lives, most precious little man.
Never in million years did I even dream you will bring such joy to my heart and my soul.

Hayden Lee a baby of my precious daughter Jade that I also adore with all my hart.

Looking in to your little eyes and your tiny face , your cheeks and your curled up little chin that everyone recons is like mine , just melts my hart and brings tears to my eyes to have been so blessed with an angel like you.My darling one day you will read this and you will know how deeply you were loved by your grandmother.Your mother was also loved by me beyond what words can describe . I guess God has made it this way that we can experience such love second time around well at least i did.

I am not a writer so this is not perfect wording and its not meant to be its just an expression of my love for you my darling boy.

I love you Hayden Lee with all my hart.

Your grandma

Another Letter to My Grandson Hayden Lee

By the time you read this you will be a big boy.
I know you will be kind, funny, wise, sensitive, interesting, and a ball of fire!
Your mother is all of these things.

I know you will be strong and a warm huger. Your mother was and still is.

I wish you happy, happy, days! You will have some bad days, yes.
They are important so you can appreciate the good ones.

There will be disappointments; I know you will be able to handle them. Grandma always says, "Life is 10% of what happens and 90% how you handle it.

I love you my grandson my Hayden lee and;
I pray you learn about humility.

Please always let an outsider feel inside, and always, always, be kind.
I always wanted to do that, make people feel safe.

I hope you learn that honesty is the best policy, and that doing hard days work will always make you feel better.

Be a loyal friend, one people can count on and trust.
I hope you put all of these wonderful things you possess to make yourself and the world around you a better place to live in.

There’s nothing too good for you to possess, nor heights where you cannot go:
Your power is more than belief or guess - It is something you must know.

So, Grandson, there is nothing to fear - you can and you will.
For you are the invincible you. Set your foot on the highest hill -because there’s nothing you cannot do.

Hayden you must believe this as my heart is all for you and I will only ever tell you the truth about you and the life you are in about to explore.

Please learn about the “God Stuff”, it really works, trust me, without him I would not be able to enjoy you and have you my baby boy, my Hayden Lee. My gift

You have such a wonderful mother, she also was and is  my gift and she will be the one to teach you all the good things in life and allot of things she has seen me do and how close me and her were and you and her will be also.

Oh and remember how to play, for you are in for a loving time.

I hope we will be close always and I want you to remember that I will always be here for you and my spirit will always be young so that I can relate to you my grandson my Hayden Lee.

By the time you read this I may not be around anymore you would have already developed your sweet and wonderful self that your grandma would be proud of and is and will be forever in this life and the next my grandson my darling my Hayden Lee.

You are my gift from God.

You’re Grandma