Monday, July 7, 2014

The Joy of Being Grandma!

Don't get me wrong; I love being a mom! I was very happy to be blessed with a daughter and a son and thankful to be Tiffany and Dave's mom! But, being grandma has a very special joy which I believe is, "unique" to being, "grandma" . . . at least it is for me!

When you are "mom", your children see you every day . . . and you see them every day, too! While this is a good thing and a blessing, it can be easy to take each other for granted. This shows up often in the morning "greeting". When our children get up in the morning they do not likely run up to their mom and give her a big hug with their biggest smile on their faces! They do not likely do this saying with pure joy and abandon; "Mom!!!!" However; when my grandchildren spend the night, or when they first see me when I pick them up at their house or they arrive at my house the greeting goes something like this . . . little people run to me with their arms out, huge smiles on their faces, eyes twinkling while they say; "Grandma!!!!!!" with enthusiasm and great joy! Of course hugs, kisses and snuggling always follows this greeting!

This of course, does not mean grandchildren love their moms any less than their grandmas, it is just because they do not see their grandmas every day and they do see their moms every day; at least this is my theory!

So, let's be intentional about encouraging our grandchildren to greet their moms with a smile, hug and kiss each morning as we enjoy being grandma . . . and receiving the greetings, smiles, hugs and kisses which bring that special joy of being grandma!

1 comment:

  1. Lynda, great post! You put into words something that I have thought so often! Thank you for writing Grandma's Cookie Jar. Always nuggets of wisdom and joy!