Anxiously waiting…

This afternoon I went to a shower for our soon-to-be-born-great-grandson.

Great-grandson! I can hardly believe it!! I don’t feel old enough to be a grandmother, much less a great-grandmother! But it’s coming…and we’re all anxiously awaiting.

There’s something about the birth of the next generation that is a harbinger of hope…hope that the world will continue…hope that there’s a reason for living…hope that maybe they’ll “get it right” where we (as older generations) have messed up…hope for special relationships.

I knew only one of my great-grandparents. Gram Wiley was still around for much of my childhood…but she didn’t live all that close, and I saw her mostly when she came to visit my grandmother (her daughter). At the time she seemed OLD!

But our great-grandson is going to have several sets of grandparents…and it may be a challenge for all of us to have as much time with him as we would like! (His paternal grandma–who lives the closest–is really, really excited.)

We have about a month to go…and when he comes, you can bet there will be proud grandma pictures showing up! Until then, we’re waiting…

One thought on “Anxiously waiting…

  1. That child is very lucky to have so many loving family members to connect with. Congratulations for the new arrival!

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