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Grandma Sunshine and her Chickies

Updated on June 7, 2014

Being a grandparent...

Once upon a time I listened as friends shared their stories with me about their grandchildren. I could hear the excitement in their voice.

I noticed the twinkle in their eyes. I felt the pride and admiration coming from their heart.

Still to me, being a grandparent was no big deal. My thoughts were saying they were just the offspring of their offspring.

What's the big deal about being a granny? To me, that just confirmed I was old. Wow, was I in for a surprise!

Faith's PreK Graduation
Faith's PreK Graduation | Source

My attitude was soon to change...

On Oct. 25th, 2006 with the sounds of her first cry my life was forever changed for the better.

It was at this moment that I can now hear my own excitement as I jumped up and down in the hospital corridor.

I noticed my own twinkle when I glanced in the mirror. I felt my own heart pounding with a love that I didn't know existed.

My granddaughter Faith entered the world and she made sure everyone knew it. Her lungs were strong! I beamed with pride. She is the sunshine of my life.

I never in a million years could have imagined that I could possible love someone as much as I do her.

The Chickies


My daughters...

I cherish and adore my two daughters, who are in their 20's and I would give my life for them! I am very proud of the beautiful women they have become. I wouldn't change a thing about my chickies.

The feelings one experiences between motherhood and grand-motherhood are totally different.

One could never truly explain the difference unless they have experienced it firsthand. I now realize that.

As I mentioned previously I couldn't understand when my friends were ecstatic about their grandchildren.

Yet, I knew I anticipated the day that I would have my own grand-bundles of joy to love and adore.

I just never expected the emotions and elation that came along with the moment.

I often think that it would be amazing if those feelings came in pill form. Oh, the amount of elation on our universe would spill out into another realm!

Unique types of love...

In my opinion...the love I have for my daughters is a motherly love. The love I have for Faith is a grandmotherly love.

To me there is a difference and there are no words for it, you just have to feel it. I could go on and on trying to explain it, but that's not possible.

A pleasant difference between being a mother and grandmother is that grandchildren make you young again.

You aren't the disciplinarian. You are the playmate. You are happy to once again play hopscotch, jump rope and musical chairs. You are also thankful when you don't hurt yourself while doing so.

Faith, Lily and Grandma Sunshine
Faith, Lily and Grandma Sunshine | Source

Grand Parents are Grand People!

Faith is growing up quickly. I protect her like a grandma bear would protect her cubs. She's my little buddy. My daughters are my best friends. My four "chickies" are a blessing in my life. Chickies is the name that I gave to our circle of females. We have also added honoree chickies to our circle.

I am very thankful for the gifts that I have been blessed with. My life wouldn't have been complete without them.

I hope all grandparents continue to make memorable memories with their grandchildren.

Whether you read stories, bake cookies or dance around the kitchen to the latest Top 40's the laughter and the memories that matter most. Be sure and capture those moments with lots of photos and video!

Allow your grandchildren to open your eyes to what you might be missing out on. Slow down and savor the time you spend with them. Allow them to teach you something that you might have forgotten or simply don't know. You might be surprised at what you could learn.

I'm looking forward to hearing your grandparent stories. Please share with us in the comment section what makes being a grandmother or grandfather so special. In the meanwhile enjoy your precious gifts.

Welcome to the world Lily Elle 03.01.13

Big sister Faith & Lily ~ Aunt Michelle & Lily ~ Grandma Sunshine & Lily ~  Mama & Lily
Big sister Faith & Lily ~ Aunt Michelle & Lily ~ Grandma Sunshine & Lily ~ Mama & Lily | Source

Faith and Lily

The love of sisters is a bond that never could be broken.
The love of sisters is a bond that never could be broken. | Source

Sisters - Best friends forever

Faith and Lily within hours of birth.
Faith and Lily within hours of birth. | Source

Lovely Lily...

Faith has a little sister to grow old with. I have another granddaughter to spoil. Carissa has another daughter to love. Michelle has yet another niece to cherish.

Lily joined our family on March 1st, 2013 at 10:48 a.m. Mother and daughter are doing fantastic. Lovely Lily (as I have been calling her, for some reason) is a blessing to our family.

We are all tickled pink with excitement. We anticipate watching her grow up and the many antics she will attempt.

I am excited about the interesting interactions between the sisters. Faith is a loving person with a giving heart. I'm sure she'll teach Lily some tricks of the trade!

Her middle name Elle is to represent the women in her life... Her grandmothers...Linda, Lisa, Luz and her Aunt Lauren all begin with the letter L ... Elle. Her Aunt Michelle ends in Elle. Very creative of my son-in-law.

Faith, Lily and my four step-grandchildren make Sunshine smile. A 6-pack of grandkids is a gift that I appreciate.

Once again, let the fun begin!

Faith and Lily


The fun has begun!

I am thankful to my daughters and granddaughters for all the love they have brought into my life. I am grateful for all they have taught me. I've learned that no matter how old we are, we are never too old to learn something new.

They have given me strength I didn't know I had. They have inspired me to be a better person. They have challenged me. Whether it's with hopscotch, jump rope, push-ups, planks, prank phone calls...we are never too old to have fun!

Have your grandchildren enriched your life?

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      A very sweet hub. I love the pics of you with the chickies. I came back to revisit.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Grandma Sunshine and her Chickies appreciate you stopping by to visit! :)

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Sunshine, I couldn't agree with you more, our grandchildren are the light of our lives. I spend every waking moment that I can with them. Thanks for sharing your family :) Have a great day today!!

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Your children and grandchildren are just lovely. I am not ready to be a grandparent myself. My children are still just 17 and 21 but I love them so much, I can't even imagine how much I will love my future grandchildren.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Thanks for the bright and cheerful story to begin my day!. My favorite subject....."Grandbabies." I was graced with the Title, Grandmother 24 years ago.....& yet it feels like yesterday. However, it couldn't have been because I've had 11 since then!! :) own TRIBE! from 24 down to 1 year old twins!

      Each one just as precious and lovable as the next. The one thing in life that never gets old.

      Whenever a group of people begin to discuss what they would do if they won the lottery.....I always pipe up and say that I would buy an ENORMOUS home on 12 acres......with 5 large apartments within. One for me and the other 4 for my sons and their families!!

      I can't imagine a more fabulous scenario!........Grandmas are allowed to dream!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Came back to read again! Grandparents are grand people. The photos of your grandchildren are adorable. Enjoyed reading.

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      CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      I think I have at least another six years to go until this happens but it will be nice

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This hub was written from the heart. Your daughters are beautiful. I like how you refer to your daughters as chickies. that's cute. Lily will be turning one year old yes, I noticed too. Faith & Lily are precious. I love all the photos. Faith looks so cute in her Pre K graduation gown. I don't know how I missed this hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I just realized that Lily will turning one year old on March 1st. Time sure does fly.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Justsilvie ~ Effer ~ Nell Rose ... Thank you for visiting with Sunshine and her Chickies :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I love this hub! beautiful photos Linda! voted up and shared, nell

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      HA!! Here I am again.....GF. And where do I happen to be? Doing WHAT? OH yeah, that's right! I'm in Georgia for 6 weeks, bonding with precious twin grandsons.......and lets' not forget, playing with big sister, "Maya.".......So much fun.....and lots of work, responsibility and being on one's toes!...but, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing!......Yes, Gram's are a little crazy. CRAZY ABOUT THEIR BABIES!!.................LOL

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      Justsilvie 4 years ago

      A lovely Hub and a lovely Family.

      I am not a new Grandmother but new at being one that lives close by and sees them often and I can finally understand all those people who whip out a small photo album and go on and on about those kiddos.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Deb! My daughter Carissa placed much thought into naming her little girls. We love our chickies! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Dianna, Your comment reminded me of a quote (book) by Willard Scott ... "If I knew it was going to be this much fun, I would have become a grandparent first!" Thank you for your comment granny! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Michelle...Thank you and everyone says hello back to you! :)

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Congratulations on the new addition, Linda. Faith is a beautiful girl and Lily is lucky to be born into such love. I like it when names have meaning, and I love the meaning of her middle name!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I can relate to those pre-grandparenting thoughts, Linda. Now, I treasure every moment with my grandkids. It is so much more fun and exciting the second time around being a parent! Love your photo shares and sharing from experience.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Linda, congrats on being a grandma again....and say hi to Faith, Lily, Michelle and Clarissa for me! Blessings to this lovely, warm hearted family!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Auntie MM! Yes, 12...already. I am having fun, being annoying... in an entertaining kind of way! :))

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      W H A T ...?? 12 days old...that child is ready to put on her dancin flip flops and join the dance party...Yee haw! Have fun with both of those girls Linda!

      Love, Auntie MM

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Auntie Effer! Lily is 12 days old already, grandbabies grow so fast! :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Too thrilling....I'm happy happy for ALL of you. Lily is a gorgeous brand new Angel and Faith is a very sweet and special "big sister now!!.........God bless everyone...Love, Auntie Effer!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Ish, Michelle, Julio, Audrey and Stephanie! :)

      By the way Stephanie, Faith reminded me last night of our conversation at McDonalds about Farmville. I thought you'd appreciate that you made an impact on Faith! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on another beautiful little girl in your family! The photographs are lovely, and you all look so happy that it makes all who view this smile with you. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a beautiful family you have and that baby is so precious. You look absolutely radiant! I couldn't be happier for you all. Enjoy every minute of this beautiful miracle!

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      Julio E Olmo Sr 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Congratulations to the Sunshine Family

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      Stokermm 5 years ago from Gainesville, FL

      Love ya Grandma!! We are so fortunate to add another baby to our family! I love the picture of baby Faith and baby Lily next to each other. So sweet!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Once again, a wonderful re-read! Not only I came back for the second read but also to congrat you for another beautiful grand-daughter. You are indeed blessed. A beautiful hub with beautiful photos!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Daisy! I appreciate your best wishes! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      This article was great before. It's even better with the addition of Lili Elle.

      Best wishes to your entire family!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Denise, As you well know being a grandmother is amazing! Thank you for your comment!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Vinaya. I am very excited to have another beautiful granddaughter. Faith is thrilled to be a big sister.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      what an adorable doll baby! Beautiful family, Linda, I love being a grandmother, too. :) UP/U/I Beautiful photos of your family. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Sunshine, you have a wonderful family.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Auntie MM :) I have to update this hub to add Lily Elle Nieves! I'll share where the Elle came from :)

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Welcome sweet Lily Elle Nieves...always be good to Grandma Sunshine!!

      Love, Auntie MM

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A grandmother's love is very special and you are an awesome grand mother! Enjoyed reading your hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      MM you are a psychic, luckily not psycho! Lol

      One day soon Lily with grace us with her presence. I can then add on to this hub! Woot! Two sisters-one hub! Perfection!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My point exactly Mary! Seriously, what was the big deal? Until you are you'll never know:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi SAA, I never considered a grandparent being shunned, but I guess it's possible. I sure hope that's never, ever either of us. I wish that on no one, unless they have a very good reason.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Come out, come out, sweet baby girl...we are all waiting for your precious arrival...

      I woke up thinking of this today, I a psychic chick?

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Just coming back for a reread. When I was still working, my fellow female workers would come in and brag about their Grandchildren. I couldn't understand why they were so proud. After I had grandchildren of my own, only then did I understand. There is just something very special about our grandchildren.

      I'm going to share this again.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Sunshine, I've said 'amen' after every sentence in this hub. Before I had entered grandmotherhood the talks and doings of grandparents irritaded the living daylight out of me... My attitude changed radically the minute I saw my 1st grandchild. I guess the love of a grandparent for a grandchild is purely unconditional. Sadly some grandchildren disrespect and even abuse or reject the love of their grandparents. May this sorrow never becomes mine.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are very blessed Mary, you also have tons of energy! You go granny! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Great Hub. You know, I adopted three of my grandchildren, and they have added so much to my life. That's my boy and girl on my avatar. Yes, grandchildren are very special. I now have a great granddaughter who just turned one, who lives with me..... aren't we lucky???

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Jordan! :)

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      Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from NC

      Wonderful hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Rajan Jolly ~ nmdonders ~ healthylife2 ~ ishwaryaa22 ~ Deepak Chaturvedi ~ unknown spy ~ midget38 ~ tillsontitan ... I appreciate your comments, thoughts and the sharing of your own personal stories. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with Grandma Sunshine and Faith.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Sometimes I think because we loved our own grandma's so much we're always waiting to be a grandma! Faith is a beautiful little girl and shares your smile.

      I have six grandchildren and each one is special but they all bring me such joy...I can't brag enough about each and every one.

      Loved this hub and your joy.

      Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I feel the joy you have being a grandma! I agree... though I'm not a grandma I think I understand what you mean by your reference to a completely different feeling from being a mum. I think it's the sheer joy of seeing your kids being themselves able to have kids...a well-deserved achievement! Thanks for the sharing!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      this hub brought back's like im reading the feelings of my own grandma who loves us so dearly when we came into this world. i miss her so much that I cry when I see her pictures.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice hub and found it interesting it shows your love and affection.thanks.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wonderful hub! I could feel your grandmotherly love for your cute Faith! Being a grandmother is as equally wonderful as being a mother! I shared an amazing bond with my grandmother. We enjoy watching Hollywood films, chatting a lot and hanging out in fast food franchises. Also, I add that being a great-grandmother is very wonderful - my late great-grandmothers pampered her third generation kids much more than her previous two generation kids! A fetching hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I'm a mother but not a grandmother so hope it's OK to comment. I couldn't resist saying that picture of you on the slide with your granddaughter is too adorable and by this article am happy to know I have something to look forward to one day. I couldn't have ever predicted the intensity of the love I feel for my children so I'm sure the feelings I will have for my grandchildren will be different but amazing. Voted up as awesome!

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      Nira Perkins 5 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute to your granddaughter. I was almost in tears it is so beautiful. It makes me happy when other people feel this much joy. One day I hope to have little grand-bundles of my own :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Faith is a very adorable child as I can see. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful write. Your love for your grand daughter shines throughout the hub. I've have yet to experience the joy of being a grandfather but hearing your story makes me want to feel it sooner now. Incidentally, my daughter got married a year back.

      I've stayed in a joint family all through my childhood and have experienced grandparents love first hand so I know how it feels to a child. Now, I wish to experience the other side of this joy.

      I've always had a special affinity for those who care for their families and loved ones and I respect you all the more for it. You are a darling Linda.

      Votes and shares.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      KDuBarry03 ~ dghbrh ~ marcoujor ... Thank you all for stopping by to visit Faith and I. We appreciate your comments and compliments. Her and I are quite the dynamic duo. We could argue one minute and be all mushy the next and she's only 5 (and 3/4). Oh my! :)

      Being a grandma is more awesome then I ever thought it would be!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Ah, "Here Comes the Sun..." and her name is FAITH...!

      Eureka! I know one of the biggest reasons for your beautiful smile, now, girlfriend! Utterly stunning... Voted UP & AB!

      Love, Maria

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hey i too want to be a grand mother......but i think i have long to way go for that. This is the first thought came to my mind after going through the way you are celebrating.....your daughters are real beauties and Faith is such a beautiful faith for life, awesome hub...all my votes and shares:-)

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      She looks like an angel, Linda! I absolutely love this dedication to your family. To me, it doesn't matter what type of love you have for your sisters, brothers, daughters, and grandchildren, it is all about showing your love unconditionally to show them that you care. There are different types of love between siblings, but as long as it shows, it can all be the same love in my eyes :)

      Beautifully written and great, Linda!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Julie, Remember this hub when that day comes! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Docmo, Your grandmother sounds like an amazing woman. Granny's are truly the best of the best! Thank you for sharing!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Janine, Thank you! I'm sure your parents feel a lot like I do about your daughters:)

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I think I cannot wait to be a grandparent more than I even wanted to be a parent!! Nice job and tribute to such an important relationship!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Aww what a beautiful tribute to your family and your grandma-hood. the love you have for your darling Faith and your two daughters shines through. the family pictures are gorgeous. you are an awesome grandma!

      I grw up for a while with my Grandma. She was a pioneer in the sense when women didn't work in India much she was a social worker and a health visitor. She introduced me to medicine and used to take my little self to old book shops everytime she went to collect her wages.. i have fond memories of my Grandma. She's still alive and i always keep in touch and go and visit her when I go to India. she's a Darling.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Linda, I read this and very much enjoyed getting to learn about your family a bit more, especially your beautiful grand daughter Faith. It sounds like you are a wonderful mother and grandmother too. Again I really loved reading a bit more about you and your family and voted and shared too.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nell, You would be an awesome loony granny! Joke! They will treasure you just like we all do!:)

      Deborah, I bet you spoil your grandbabies just like I do, it's what we are supposed to do! :)

      Steph...This hub wraps it up on how being a grandma is so amazing and spectactular, I knew you would get it!

      Monnlake, Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your grandbabies...they are our gems.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Annie, You will be an amazing grandma once you are blessed with grandchildren. My daughters are 22 and 26. I hope they give me more gradbabies real soon! Thank you for your heartfelt comment.

      Alecia, I never really had grandma time which I think is why I treasure Faith so much. Thank you for sharing about your grandmothers.

      Thank you Rasta and Raci for sharing your comments!:)

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      How true I love being a grandmother and love all my granddaughters. There is nothing like it. I don't understand grandparents who don't want their grandchildren around. Enjoyed your hub. Beautiful little granddaugher. Voted Up.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      You couldn't have expressed it better, and there's nothing I can say to add to this - Becoming a grandmother absolutely did change my life! Thank you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Linda you said it all.. I have three grandchildren.. and they are my world.. You are right the feeling when you hold your first grandchild is so special.. My life is my grandchildren..and what a wonderful life

      bless you for writing this.. sharing


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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I am still waiting for my son to have his first, it may be a long wait! lol! mind you he has a lovely girlfriend so who knows? I love this, and your photos are great!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      This is just beautiful Sunshine. I feel your devotion to your daugthers and to your daughter's daughter. I also have two daughters, aged 22 and 32, and my son comes in between. I am not yet a Grandma, but I am very much looking forward to the day that I am.

      This hub is filled to the brim with a mothers love and deep affection and the pure joy of becoming a Grandmother. Just beautiful!! My votes and best wishes to you Sunshine, and sharing!!!

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      Alecia Murphy 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I loved the time I spent with my grandmothers. Even though they are no longer with me, their memories last a lifetime. Even though I don't have children, I think there is a difference between grandmother love and mother love. They are both strong bonds but one affects your life quite differently than the other. Lovely hub!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Wow...this is seems being a grandmother is magical...i hope this serves as an inspiration to grandmothers to be...

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      Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

      Too cute for words,is the only way to describe this hub.

      Definitely true also,I noticed in my mother,it's like her grandbabies can do no wrong,it's very endearing and a love all grandchildren show experience.

      Voted up!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Grandma!! :-)

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      Grandmaaswell 6 years ago

      Very very sweet.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Movie master! I need to update this hub, since I've written it I have 3 new stepgrandchildren but Faith will always be my number one.

      Happy grandparent days to you also! :)

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sunshine, it's nice to meet you, I love your hub, your words are my scentiments exactly, I could never understand what the big deal was over grandchildren, then I held my baby stepgrandson, I was filled with love for him and my life have never been the same since, I have 3 grandchildren now and they have made life very special, so wishing you happy grandparent days and thank you for a lovely hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm so enjoying all we have in common ge!!! I also have a stepson and stepdaughter and three more stepgrandkids!

      Keep the similiarities comin' :))

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      geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Wow this is first granddaughter was born Nov, 2 2007 her name is Faith also, that is too funny. And yes my world changed forever that day, I have 3 boys of my own 25, 23 and 21. I also have a son & daughter that I raised from my husbands first marriage. Loved your hub:)ge

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      Linda Bilyeu 7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      12!!! You are blessed. Worry is a part of mother and grandmotherhood....wishing you many wonderful moments with your gang :)

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      Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I know how you feel. I am now on number twelve and love them all so much. They bring so much joy to my life (and worries). Congratulations to you on your grandmotherhood.


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