My own grandmothers seemed very old when I was a child. Is this how my grandchildren will see me?
I resist the stereotypical “grandmother” image of grandmothers from media in my youth. A scary collage of wrinkles, gray hair piled high in a bun, a housecoat and slippers.
Today’s grandmothers are presented as modern and hip and stylish.
I don’t know that either image fits me.
I am simply me. Granna. I’ve only known her for 2 1/2 years. But I have fallen deeply into the role with great joy.
Below are 5 things I love about being Granna and 5 pictures to show it.
I’m sharing five groups of five things I love this week, one per day.
- 5 Reasons I Love Nonfiction Books + 5 Favorite Books (Monday)
- 5 Links I Love + 1 Second Everyday Video (Tuesday)
- 5 Things to Make You Smile (Wednesday)
- 5 Posts and 5 Favorite Comments (Thursday)
- 5 Reasons to Love Being a Grandmother + Pictures (Friday)
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5 Reasons to Love Being a Grandparent
1. THE ADVENTURES
In addition to changing diapers and giving baths again, I’m also picking up frogs again and reading picture books and romping in the yard looking for treasures. And loving every second of it.
2. WATCHING MY CHILD RAISE A CHILD
I love watching my daughter be a wonderful mother to my grandkids; the cycle of life goes on. And in watching her, I’m also reminded of how tiring it is to be a mother, which makes me glad I’m now the grandmother instead.
3. SEEING A NEW SIDE OF MY SON-IN-LAW
It’s also fun watching my son-in-law take care of the girls, take them for 4-wheeler rides, teach them about bucks and does.
4. LOVING THE SAME LITTLE PEOPLE
My daughter knows I’ll always answer her calls when she and the kids want to FaceTime; I’ll always be interested in hearing about the latest tooth popping through; I’ll always delight in every photo and video she wants to send me. We’re all vested in seeing these kids grow up strong and healthy and godly.
5. IT’S JUST PLAIN FUN!
Our second granddaughter turned one year old last month! It’s been so much fun to journey through the first year of life with another baby, watching her learn to play with toys, to push a stroller, to laugh at her sister. When God gave us grandkids, he blessed us with a gift beyond measure!
Featured Post—3 Ways to Provide Roots for Your Grandkids
Whether you’re a grandmother or not, you likely have children in your life. Maybe neighbors or students in a Sunday school class or nieces/nephews.
Whatever the relationship, you can be a spiritual influence in the lives of these little ones, showing and telling them that God is love.
Deborah writes about ways to provide our grandchildren with more than just another playmate. I want to be the kind of grandmother she writes about.
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