As I hold you in my arms for the first time I look down at your innocent face and tell you

“I am your Grandma”

and I tell you what good friends we’ll become I promise you that my heart will always be a safe

haven where my love for you will know no obstacles

I will always have faith in you and believe in you My home will always be your home

You are my second chance, sweet innocent baby

My second chance to bake cookies, and watch the sparkling anticipation in your eyes

My second chance to sit and rock a baby to sleep in my arms, experiencing the tiny heart beating next to mine as you rest upon my chest

My second chance to experience the wonder of a child discovering he can walk and blow dandelions into the sky

A second chance to view the world through the innocence of a child’s heart

And this time, there will be no rushing to keep schedules and clean the house

You have the advantage of my years and having gained the wisdom of knowing what’s really important in life

You have the advantage that I know my place in the world and that a few cobwebs don’t really matter

As the poem goes, you have the advantage that I now know that babies don’t keep

I promise to be a child with you when you need me to be

and a source of strength when that’s what you need from me

I promise that you will hear more yeses from me and fewer no’s, but I will always

honor and respect the place of your mother and father, into whose care

God has placed you. I will never try to outshine them or diminish their role in your life

For as much as I love you, they love you more

We’ll grow old together …

I’ll just get there a little sooner

And someday, when I’m gone, you’ll look back upon all the times we shared and you’ll smile

The word “Grandmother”

will always hold a special place in your heart just as you have always held one in mine

~~ Author Unknown ~~


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. xango_xango
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 18:14:00

    Amen, I'm living my Alaska dream – my grandchildren live right down the street and we've been able to enjoy them in all aspects of our lives since they've been born.


  2. Trackback: I AM YOUR GRANDMA « Syrin's Blog

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