Grandmas Rule The Joy of becoming a Grandmother for me and all other Grand Mothers!
This is a brief summary of my life, a precis really. I have become a Grandma.
This status is a joy and it was worth waiting for this elevated position in life.
My brain was flipped from right to left at the same time I became an artist
Being a Grandma also entails hard work and a quick eye, kids move fast!
This new status bestowed on me by the birth of my beloved Grandson Alex,
is still my only claim to Grandmotherhood. Now I am a more relaxed version
of me, I hike in the mountains with my beloved partner, good friends and my
old dog, Otis, instead of galloping over muddy fields on my Arabian horse,
Kwayzia. No longer fired by ambition and the struggle to exist, pay bills, get
to places on time, work endlessly and keep up with a multitude of friends.
Now there is an acceptance of the pathway that life has given me. No flower
is too humble for me not to stop and admire its wonderful complexity, the
majesty of trees, the diversity of insects, the beauty of animals and birds and
the lie of the land. This earth is truly blessed from my perspective.
There is sadness too in becoming older, senses degenerate – why is the
telephone no. always in the smallest print on a business card, why do I fail to
remember people's names five seconds after an introduction? Indeed,
physical health is the key to becoming older gracefully. There is a sadness in
loosing touch with dear friends and beloved animals who die within a much
shorter life span and are still missed. Parents pass on and leave us at the
helm, a position we automatically inherit but often do not wish to fill!
Glorious places we visit or stay at for long enough to become hefted so we
miss them sorely when we leave.
All these are reasons for my joy at being a Grandma. Anytime spent with my
Grandson is a blessing and focuses my joy in the family. We now have a little girl so now I am doubly blessed. having a little girl is so different. She loves dollies and ponies but tolerates the airplanes and Star Wars Scrabble belonging to her big brother. Such fun. Being a Grandmother is the center of my
being. I have become content. Grandmas rule!
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