For any of you who follow my blog regularly you know that last November we welcomed our granddaughter into the family. Such a sweet, little cutie pie. It’s amazing to me that when the family tree expands, your heart just becomes filled beyond overflowing with happiness and joy.
It’s a multi-part thing; you are ecstatic to have a new member in the family, you are ecstatic to see your children become wonderful parents. And nothing can compare to the joy on your own mother’s face when she becomes a great-grandma for the second time around, our resident, “Nana”. Plus, in my family we are especially blessed because my grandmother shares in this joy long distance. So, we have a great-great grandma in the family. We are able to Skype with her once in a while so she can say hi to all the grandkids, great grandkids, and the great-great’s too!!
My Grandma sent me a little note over the holidays, she still likes to send “snail mail”, which I love. She has seen many, many pictures of her new great-great granddaughter since her arrival, and this is what she wrote to me:
“What a unique child Madison is. Her face is so “knowing”. Her eyes are seeing and processing everything, if she can keep her busy little mind awake. She is truly beautiful. I’m so proud of her, and of Evan too. Such wonderful kids- my great-great grandchildren! I feel like I had a little part in that along the way.”
I think my Grandma’s words sum up the feeling that any of us who are grandparents have. That in some small way, you had a tiny little something to do with that new life that just came into the world, and expanded your family tree.