Go Figure…

You really don’t get it until it happens to you…
They (who is they?) say you really don’t get it until
–you have kids of your own
–you have grandkids

Nolan Wayne

Lucy Grace

Jane Abigail

…and it’s SO true. Almost twenty-nine years ago we had our first child and everything changed. We were young and in love… and naive!  We soon realized that there really is no “expert” when it comes to parenting.  It is the most difficult and the most rewarding job in the world!


We knew our lives would change, but there is really no way to prepare a young family for the drastic difference a child makes. From the incredible love you have for them from the second they are born, (and even before), to the complete change of focus from “us” to “the baby”. The moment they enter this world your perspective changes and you wonder what life was really about before they came along.
Our children didn’t rule our world, but they sure rocked our world! We just had our third grandchild yesterday, and I can honestly say that our love is not divided in any way–it only multiplies. I cried because I had to miss my 3-year-old grandson’s birthday; I  cried the day before because my second granddaughter was born and I got to experience it,  arriving just hours before she was born. God has truly blessed this Nana’s heart.

Funny, I can remember as a young girl just praying that God would let me live long enough to know what it was like to be a wife and a mom. I didn’t even include or presume that I would know my grandchildren, but God, in His Grace, has allowed me to experience the birth of four children and three grandchildren. I know that in the world we live in, it’s not always possible for grandparents to be so connected or live near their grandchildren, but these are blessings that I will treasure in my heart well into eternity.

  6 comments for “Go Figure…

  1. Joni
    November 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Grandchildren are
    one of life’s greatest joys.

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  2. November 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Very well said. Enjoy the “little” years, they seem to be so brief; make many memories and with love & life & luck some day you will know the joy of great granchildren too. I am so blessed to be there for my greats & grans.

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    • November 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks, Kathleen! Time does go quickly–seems like it was only yesterday I was having my babies! I am LOVING every second of being a Nana!

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  3. November 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    This is so precious! Good luck with everything you sound like the perfect mother/grandmother

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    • November 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Haha! Thanks, but there really is NO one perfect this side of heaven…

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      • November 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        My dad says all the time life starts after 40 well I’m beginning to believe it. Being a High school Senior I’m getting ready for college and juggling 2 jobs at the moment however I know it will set me a great future so I’m willing to do the work, I can’t wait to be where you are!

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