This month I’m writing about Making May Your Month of Happiness and what could bring more happiness to our lives than our grandchildren?
The best thing about being a grandmother apart from just having grandchildren is the joy they bring to our lives.
Although it is difficult to select one ‘best thing’ isn’t it?
This is the first of a two-part series. Today I’m sharing my thoughts and in the next post, I’ve asked 6 other grandmothers what they feel is the best thing about being a grandmother. I do hope you will look out for that one later this week.
Being with my grandson, Ethan makes me STOP and enjoy the moment rather than rushing through the day and missing out on so many simple but wonderful things in life.
I recently read on a Facebook post that a grandmother had lost her grandchildren because their parents divorced and the mother moved to another country. She has not had contact with them for quite some time.
This story pulled at my heart as I just don’t know what would happen to me if I couldn’t see my grandson, Ethan. I have spent each Wednesday with him since he was born. He brings such joy to my life and I feel like my heart could burst with the love I have for him. I have enjoyed being a grandmother because I can share in his experiences of life as I have the time now. My heart melts when I hear ‘Come on, Nan!’, as he shows me his next discovery.
Ethan has made me really stop and enjoy the moment and I am so grateful I have the time to be able to share this with him. I love watching his development and also realise that being a grandparent means I am a role model for him which is a huge responsibility. You might enjoy reading my post Are you a healthy role model for your children and grandchildren?
I’m a ‘Nan’ to my darling grandson Ethan who just turned 3 and ‘Nanna Sue’ to Lexie, Harry & Camden (grandchildren on my husband’s side). We don’t see Lexie, Harry and Camden often but I make all of them a special birthday cake each year which they just love. I love thinking up new ideas and although I’m not a professional. even I think the cakes look great because they are made with love.
In my next post, I ask 6 grandmother’s what is the best thing about being a grandmother. Don’t miss it!
Are you a grandmother? What is the best thing about being a grandmother for you? I’d love you to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.