Promises to My Unborn Grandson

My heartbeat quickened when I heard that my grandson would arrive on or close to my birthday in early April. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with him a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to my unborn grandson.

My Five Promises

You Have A Special Place in My Heart

I Will Always Love You

I Accept You as God’s Gift to Me

I Am Committed to Your Happiness

I Am Praying for Your Safe Arrival

Update: He is born and I stand by my promises.

My grandson arrived early, safely and in good health during the last week of March, 2013.  Used by Permission
My grandson arrived early, safely and in good health during the last week of March, 2013. Used by Permission | Source

Promise Number One

You Have A Special Place in My Heart

How old were you when you became a grandmother?

  • Younger than 30
  • 30-49
  • 50-69
  • Older than 69
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For twenty years friends, relatives and strangers have asked me, “No grandchildren yet?”

My answer was, “I cannot make grandchildren.”

Now, I tell them even if they don’t ask. “I’ll be a grandmother, soon.”

You, my dearest, have a special place in my heart among other reasons because:

  • You are responsible for my grand promotion from mother to grandmother.
  • You are the first to grant me this honor.
  • You add to the reasons that your parents will be happy to have me around.
  • You offer me another chance to be refreshed by the innocence of a baby’s smile, the newness of a baby’s smell, and the satisfying warmth of a baby’s touch.
  • None of the above reasons can ever change.


Promise Number Two

I Will Always Love You

God loves me so much that He has given me, through you, a second chance at loving and nurturing a baby, which will feed my sense of productive womanhood.

God loves you so much that He has put inside my heart, a warm and fuzzy blanket made from love and care for your well-being.

I’d like for you to call me Grandma. Of course, I’m telling you what I will like to be called, before you can interrupt me. However, if when you begin to speak, you create your own name for me, I will love whatever the word is, just because you say it. Grandmother by any name you choose will be music to my ears.

Whatever you call me, I promise that we will spend time together, hug and cuddle, share stories and picture books, laugh out loud, count from one to ten and everything else old-fashioned Grandmas do.

Hopefully, I’ll keep up with you on your electronic gadgets, at least until you’re five; otherwise, you’ll teach Grandma what nobody else did, so you can enjoy my company as much as I enjoy yours. No matter what you call me, I’ll hear Grandma, and I will always love you.


Promise Number Three

I Accept You As God's Gift to Me

I thank God for you. He gave you to your parents and to me as an amazing expression of His love for our family. We accept you and value you as His unique gift to us.

You are His special gift to me, because He chose us for each other.

  • He chose my child to be your parent.
  • Part of His purpose in keeping me alive, is to grant me the opportunity to enjoy you.

Because you are His gift to me, I am determined to follow His counsel concerning how I should influence your life. I will pass on to you all the wisdom I have learned from Him. I will share with you all the goodness I have seen Him do. I will entrust you to Him daily for His blessings.


Promise Number Four

I Am Committed to Your Happiness

My promise to you is the same promise I made to your parents: to make your happiness my priority; and there’s nothing you can ever do to change that. I am committed to supporting your spiritual and emotional health; to doing whatever I can to help you maintain your joy.

You can count on my love always—to support your parent’s effort to bring you up “with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4 NLT); He promises joy and success to those who obey Him.

  • I will cheer you on when you make purposeful strides.
  • I will warn you if you seem to turn your head in the wrong direction.
  • I will comfort and encourage you when life confuses you.
  • I will help you discover and pursue God’s plan for your life—“plans . . . to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).


Promise Number Five

I Am Praying for Your Safe Arrival

You can count on my prayers. I’m praying now that:

  • You will arrive in good health.
  • You will have a great capacity for wisdom and understanding.
  • Your love tank will be ready to receive all the love that God has given us for you.

Safe travel, and see you soon. Grandma is anxious to receive you into her lap of love.


© March 20, 2013 by Dora Isaac Weithers. Click More for other articles by MsDora.

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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

So precious! Thank you for sharing your heart about becoming a grandparent in the near future, and congratulations! It's a wonderful new phase of life and you will enjoy it as well as be blessed by it.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, RTalloni. I can't believe I'm so excited.


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

This is beautiful and wonderful and awe-inspiring and so is being a grandparent. My prayer for you and your family is many, many blessings, joy, love and lots and lots of hugs, kisses, and pictures. Congratulations!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Dee. I'm waiting for the experience.


Adelyn 3 years ago

This is so wonderful make me want to be a grandma. But like you were before my answer have been "I cannot make grandchildren" Love it Dora and I feel the excitement as if I am also a part of this grand-parenting


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank you, Adelyn. We can share my grandson until you get your own. Love you always.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

How wonderful MsDora, I am thrilled for you and your family. I hope the little one (or two!) will bring you all much joy. Blessings


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Oh…just wait! The excitement only builds. :)


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Wonderful perspective of life, extending far beyond the immediate subject matter. Grand parents clearly have Grand impact on children.


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Well MsDora, Congratulations!

Grandparenting is wonderful! I'm up to six now and they are all a special blessing. You'll love it! Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Lifegate. I believe that I will also refer to my grandson as a "Special blessing."


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Eric, seems the grandchild also has a grand impact on the grandparent. Thanks for your input.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

RTalloni, I can hardly wait, but I believe you. Thanks for your validation.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Sallybea, thanks for your generous thought. Perhaps, starting with one will be joyful enough. Thanks for making me smile.


creation56 3 years ago

I am expecting my 6th Grandchild, a boy, by my daughter and her husband. Yeah, thanks for giving me a chance to share that. Congratulations, I can't wait for him to meet you, he is so blessed! I know this, because I know you...just saying!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Creation, still excited for number six eh? Congratulations to you, too. Thanks for your kind thoughts.


Laurel 3 years ago

Congratulations, Grandma happy for you. What a wonderful outlook on the subject of grandparenting truly inspiring. Don't go spoiling that baby now. Enjoy every moment you spend with him/her, Blessings to you and family.


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Praise the Lord! Congratulations Ms Dora for your coming grandson. Being a grandparent is the most beautiful things in all my life. Parenting is full of so many struggles, and though there is much joy also, being a grandparent is so much more enjoyable in that you have more time, experience behind you which brings wisdom, and you can hand down traditions or start new ones. The most precious moments in my life are often spent one on one with one of my grandchildren. God bless you Ms Dora and baby boy.


Linda 3 years ago

Congratulations on writing Dora! You are full of surprises. Congrats most of all on becoming a grandmother. I treasure my grands above all things. Hope you are well and happy.


Sandra 3 years ago

Welcome!!! You will discover many things about yourself from this new and truly marvelous experience. You will have such a deep love for your grandson and more protective in some ways than you were as a mother. God bless you in this new role of your life.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Sandra, thanks for the Heads Up, and for your blessings. I am so looking forward to the experience.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Lambservant, thank you for your insight into grandparenting. I'm blessed to learn from people like you.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank you, Laurel. Girl, I'm praying not to spoil that baby, but to love him in a that pleases God and is profitable to him. God help me!


Andrea 3 years ago

What a beautiful letter to baby Gabriel. I love it and I know he will too.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Andrea, all the best to you and the baby. I love you both. Looking forward to the event and the years beyond.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

These are beautiful feelings, beautiful thoughts. I'm sure you will be a wonderful Grandmother. Wishing you all the best in your new role as well.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks Rajan Jolly, for your kind thoughts and wishes..


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great stuff and so well thought of you must enjoy the best years of your life


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, DDE. I pray that I would enjoy life with my grandson.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

It hasn't happened for me, yet, but hooray for you and may you be deliriously happy with your grandchild.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Billy. I'm so happy already. I waited long. I hope you'd get your turn.


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Ebonny 3 years ago from UK

Hello Ms Dora - This hub is a most thoughtful and loving gift for your grandson to read for himself when he is old enough. May you both enjoy one another to the fullest.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Ebonny, thanks for your very kind wish. I do look forward to enjoying him.


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Mama Kim 8 3 years ago

Beautiful Dora ^_^ I'm so happy for you! Grandparents are very special to children and I just know you'll be wonderful. Voting up and beautiful!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Mama Kim, for your vote on the article, but especially for your confidence that I'd be wonderful at grandparenting.


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

How beautiful. Congratulations. I look forward to the picture layouts of the new little one.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks for your support, and your interest in the little one. He is 17 days old now, but I'm still not ready with pictures. Probably later.


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

ms dora sister what a beautiful write you have here. This is a keeper your grandson will cherish. You are priceless ms Dora. You are going to be a perfect grandma. Love never fails sister. Grand parenting is the most amazing, wonderful gift. I think our gift for surviving parenting. It is so much the same but so different. The same thing is God never changes His word is the same yesterday today tomorrow. Raise a child up in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Proverbs.

By now you have your grandson. My Love. Enjoy dear one, you will. You will. God is sooo.....good. In Christ, Skye

PS I love his precious name. Gabriel. Love it Absolutely beautiful.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I'm sure your still enjoying that grandbaby. Enjoyed your hub. We're waiting for our great-grandbaby any day now. Voted up


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Moonlake, Congratulations! I share your great, grand joy awaiting the arrival of your great grand baby. I haven't met my grand baby in person yet, but we skype every Sunday and I talk about him for the rest of the week. I think these are lasting joys!


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bluebird 16 months ago

How exciting! Congratulations and lots of well wishes for the future of your family and newest family member so dear.


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MsDora 16 months ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks Bluebird. Two years after, I have one other grandchild. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings (grandchildren) flow)

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