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Where has the time gone?

Wow, it’s been forever since I posted and I’ve got so much to say!  I think I’ll have to break it up over several posts!  First and most importantly, my  very first Grandson, Wesley Ryan Parks, has made his debut!  He was born at 1:27 am, weighing in at 7 lbs even and 21 inches long!  He made his grand entrance July 29, 2014.  He is adorable!


My daughter and son-in-law are both doing well.  I’m staying with them to help out for a little while.

This really makes you think.  When you become a parent, you know there is no way you could ever love anyone more than your child….then you have a grand child.  To know that your baby helped create this beautiful blessing and God has given them the opportunity to watch over a little life!  It is so amazing and it just takes your breath away.  I knew it would be hard to watch her go through labor, but she handled it wonderfully and her husband is the most supportive husband ever!  I could not have picked a better man for her if I’d been allowed to!

She is stepping into the role of Mom.  It’s time for me to take on a new role, Grandmother.  I’m hoping Wesley will call me “Gigi”.  I think I’m too young for other traditional names.  It’s weird feeling…it’s humbling….it makes you think of your own mortality.  This circle of life that plays out daily, we grow older, we raise our children, watch them raise theirs…..  I’ve done a lot of thinking about my Mom and how she handled being a Grand mother or Nana.  I know she was a great mom, but I’ve never really looked at how I felt about her being Nana.  Looking back, I see she was great at that too!  She encouraged Heather’s creative side, using her talents and strengths to bring out traits in Heather.  She isn’t judgmental about Heather, and she always offered me guidance and support.  I hope to follow Mom’s example with Heather and her son, Wesley.  I think this photo sums up how I feel about being a “Gigi”.




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