10.24.2009

Grandma-Hood

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." ~Stacia Tauscher

Isn't that a true statement? I remember when my children were small, worrying about how they would make it as adults, what they would do with their lives, trying to help shape the kind of people they would become. Duh. The reality was that they arrived in my life as someone. And those 3 someones were already smart, talented and unique.

That's another something I'm loving about grandma-hood. I don't work, worry and wonder, trying to fit these precious little people into some kind of mold -- I just enjoy them and love them. At the risk of becoming repetitive, grandma-hood is my favorite thing about this stage of my life.

It's a gift. The best one ever.

**Big thanks go to Daniel and Ben who gave Grandpa the fabulous marble roller-coaster-builder set for his birthday. Because I seem to be camera-challenged, I didn't think to take a pic of them enjoying it with him - with the roller coaster strewn all across their dining room and back. This is Maya and Mason enjoying the gift with Grandpa as well.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

What a great quote. And I love the picture. So very cute.

hoLLy said...

because of you, i really look forward to being a grandma someday!

Mel said...

Love the quote! What adorable grandchildren. :)

MiaKatia said...

That looks like a really fun toy!

100 Percent Cottam said...

great quote! good stuff. they love playing with that.

Suzanne said...

What a great gift! I agree totally with your thoughts. We really are in the same niche right now, aren't we?

Shelley~Maren said...

Fun gift! Hopefully no one loses the marbles anytime soon! ;)

Hacking it up said...

You are a fun grandma!! Love that quote!

Darleen said...

You are such a good grandma!! And I love how you get excited about getting toys.

Natalie Scott said...

Good reminder! Thanks, Jan. I've got to stop worrying about their future and enjoy what they are NOW. :)

Grandma-hood is something I really look forward to. You make it look SO fun!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the reminder! Loved this post. It's just what I needed.