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The Grandma I Wanna Be

Updated on July 31, 2016

Grandma Sadie

My paternal grandmother Sarah (Sadie) Madison.
My paternal grandmother Sarah (Sadie) Madison. | Source

The Grandma I Wanna Be by Diana Pierce

All of grandmas’ efforts paid off for I tried to listen well.

My grandmas taught me many things and I want to tell.

From creative talents busting loose and the fine love of country living,

Along with caring acts of kindness and their ever gracious giving,

Patience and strength from pure determination,

From hard work and lessons for their consideration,

Grandma Rood

My maternal grandmother, Katherine Rood. Picture was taken at a family reunion back in the late 60s.
My maternal grandmother, Katherine Rood. Picture was taken at a family reunion back in the late 60s. | Source

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Yes, on their watch was kept a strict command;

They knew what needed done to make me understand,

From a unruly start to a stubborn lack of self esteem,

I made it through my childhood fine with them on my team.

As I reach the final chapters in my life my wish will always be,

To be a grandma like the ones that gave their best to me.

Grandchildren are our greatest gifts.

My grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Katelyn and Leah
My grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Katelyn and Leah | Source
My newest grandson, Kaden who inspired me to write this poem.
My newest grandson, Kaden who inspired me to write this poem. | Source

Great grand babies are special too as well as great grand dogs.

My great granddaughters, Braelie and Paisley loving up their dog Willow at Paisley's 3rd birthday party.
My great granddaughters, Braelie and Paisley loving up their dog Willow at Paisley's 3rd birthday party. | Source

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      Denise McGill 9 months ago from Fresno CA

      Very nice. I love the photos. My grandma taught me many things but she wasn't "warm" toward me because of some things I had no control over (she was mad with my parents). I hear about great grandmotherly things that I never experienced ... that are all things I want to be for my grandchildren.

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      Diana L Pierce 9 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, Paintdrips for your kind comment. You will be a wonderful grandmother because you know what you want to be.

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      John Hansen 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Lovely poetry, and tribute to wonderful grandmothers everywhere. I had a couple of good ones. Well done, Diana.

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      Diana L Pierce 9 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, Jodah. We should stay in touch with our elderly. They have so much to tell us, if we only listen. I sure wish I had asked more questions back then.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 8 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem. It's such a privilege and joy to be a grandma. Most of my grandchildren are grown up now, but - joy again! I'm to become a great-gran in a few months time, so now, especially as it's winter here and sitting by the fire is so pleasant, I have those knitting needles out again, creating all sorts of dainty garments.

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      Diana L Pierce 8 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, BlossomSB. Grand babies are sure a blessing. I'm expecting my third great grandchild in February. It is fun making things for the little ones.

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      Faith Reaper 8 months ago from southern USA

      Beautiful poem, Diana!

      What a joy it is being a grandmother. It is such a special kind of love to receive from all of the precious grandchildren and it seems they feel the same way in loving me so much too.

      Thank you for this beautiful insight.

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      Diana L Pierce 8 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, Faith. I appreciate your input.

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