March 01, 2015

I am....Simply Grandma

Grandmother — a wonderful mother with lots of practice.

Daughter, Mother  and Granddaughter a few hours after birth. 
I became a grandmother this week.   A Grandma. I'm Simply Grandma...

But there is nothing simple about the process and months leading up to that moment.

Moments of surprise, nervousness, cravings and throwing up in public places. Months of  doctor appointments, trips to the ER, ultrasounds, shopping for all things pink and passing on every mother's need for stretchy yoga pants.  

Nine months of waiting and preparing and then one night at 2am the phone rings. It's happening.

I dont quite know the words to accurately express the experience of watching my daughter give birth and become a mother herself.  Beautiful?  Spiritual? Amazing? A miracle?   Yes to all of the above.  All that and more. 

Until I am able to write it all down, I will just say this: 

I became a grandmother this week .  It was the fifth time I fell in love at first sight.  That means I have officially added one name to the list of people who will always own a good chunk of my heart. 

I don't know if all grandma's feel the same way, but I do know that if they don't, they most definitely should.   

 Just like my own sweet grandmother, I will  love her and be there for her.  
Always and Forever.  
In good times and bad.  
No matter what.  Come what may.  

It's as simple as that.   

Any advice or tips on being a grandparent?  Leave a comment below!


I promise...because you never stop being a Mother.. -- love how true this is, our children will always come to us for anything and everything..

To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. ~Robert Brault

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. ~Christopher Morley

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani

Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. - 10 Habits Of A Successful MomHey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at
Beautiful and true. Until you become a Mother, you cant tell me what it's like to love someone so deeply and profoundly. { Michael | Noah }
"I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is." —Oprah (Double-click the photo for 9 more inspiring quotes on motherhood.)
Pinned in honor of all my friends still in the 'mom' stage.  Hang in there, you're reward is  coming and is spelled 'n a n a' or 'g r a n d m a'.  It's worth the headaches, heartaches and the wait.A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do,  because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.  ~Lois Wyse~


  1. Congratulations, June!! Your granddaughter is beautiful! What a special time for your family!

    Houston, TX

  2. No advice. You've got this.

  3. Just love and enjoy them, they grow so quickly.

  4. Babies are a blessing, especially if they're yours- Cuddle her every chance you get! So happy for you, June.