Being a GRANDPARENT is one of life’s greatest blessings. I remember being a young mother to three sons, hearing how grandparenting was much better than being a mother. I knew that couldn’t be possible. I loved staying at home being a mom. It was my greatest wish as a young girl!
I still remember where I was and what time of day it was when I got the news of my first grandchild coming. I was over the moon…. I mean I was BEYOND EXCITED. And then when I found out that I was getting a girl, I couldn’t believe it! She was beautiful and still is…. now 15 years old! She is an amazing young lady. Then just two months later I was blessed to get another…. a boy this time! Seeing them interact with each other was ADORABLE. Now….. I have SEVEN! And what a JOY each of them have been!
I knew with that first little girl… everything that anyone ever said about being a GRANDPARENT was true! With grandkids, it’s all fun and games…. no rules, no restrictions! Nothing but fun and then it’s time for them to go home! And ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that they did was ADORABLE, just like our kids only MUCH MORE! But one of the best things, is when you go to their dance performances, or their school classes, or soccer games, or dance recitals…… they see you and then RUN with open arms to greet you! OH MY…… my heart melts!
Now that I’m remarried, I’ve inherited FIVE more beautiful grandkids. I call them my “BONUS” grands! I got three more granddaughters and two more grandsons! They have welcomed me in to their lives with open arms just as though I was always there! I LOVE them all so much!
I’ve just come home from a LOVELY family vacation with my husband’s family at Lake Powell. If you’ve never been, you must add it to your bucket list. It’s absolutely magnificent! We had such a wonderful time! I’ll be posting more pics of our time there. It was full of activities along with lots of relaxation! What a RECHARGE!
A lot of you have asked for me to post pics of my own grandkids, and I would love to show them off because they are beautiful, but their parents want their privacy. The only thing wrong with these pics is that there aren’t eight more included! I’m grateful for every moment with them. Just recently I took a couple of them out for their birthdays. My little one who’s five said to me when we were out, “Grandma eating sugar makes you fat, that’s why I eat celery!” I could have died laughing!!! She actually eats so healthy along with her brothers and sister!
Seriously being a grandparent is one of life’s greatest blessings and I am extremely fortunate to have twelve! Each one teaches me and helps me to be a better person! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!
Someone is certainly watching over you 😉
Hey Cheryl…. someone must be, because to have TWELVE is certainly a BLESSING! XO
You are blessed!
Hi Karlee….. do you have GRANDS yet? They seriously are a wonderful GIFT! Each one is unique and special and I LOVE them all the same! XO
Shauna ; my name Cynthia I wanted to share with you how true it is I’m 52 yrs old and have three grandsons the oldest is 15 yrs old and how much fun I have with them the sports and the game’s are awesome I never knew that at the age I was going to be able to keep up with them but follow you and reading and with God in my end I do find the strength to keep up: again thank you and God bless you and your beautiful family.
Cynthia THANK YOU for such a kind comment! How sweet of you! The joy of being a grandparent can only be comprehended IF you are one. I haven’t found anyone to really understand unless they too are there themselves! But I’m so happy that you are enjoying this part of your life! It’s truly a BLESSING! XO
I became a first time grandmother to precious Grace Elizabeth on Thursday, only I’ll be called Gigi. I hope to see her soon and my warrior daughter as my daughter has had some complications due to uterine fibroids, so their still in the hospital. My son-in-law is a warrior too, as he’s been in the mother-baby unit taking care of little Grace while mommy has been in the PCU getting the extra help she needs. Been hard not getting to be there. Thanks coronavirus. But GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL! I praise him that mommy and daughter are safe.
Tonia…. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you and PRAYING for mama and baby! It would be so hard especially in that situation to be away! Praying that you’ll get to be together soon! XO
Our 3 -instead of making us feel old- keep us young and active. They are a constant joy and it’s so gratifying to see the man, husband, dad our son has become. We adore every moment with them ( even though we need a nap after a day together). PS: love your top.. where from?
Liz YES their ENERGY is EXHAUSTING!!!!!! But that is part of the JOY! You can send them home!!!!!! My top is from JCrew but sold out! It’s a swim top! Thank you for stopping by! XO
I could not agree more! I have 4.75 grandkids (#5 due any day!) and they are truly life’s blessings. My first grandson was born I on my birthday—talk about a gift! Love your blogs, you inspire me daily!
Cindy THANK YOU! So exciting you are getting #5!!!!! They are TREASURES for sure! Bless you all and good luck with the new baby!!!! XO
Shauna where did you get your adorable shirt and shorts?
Hi Bella! My top is actually a swim top and from JCrew but sold out! My shorts are from TARGET and here, only a different wash… XO
Beautiful family. Beautiful Grandma💕
Grandkids are the best!! Where did you get the white shorts? They are so cute!!
Hi Cassa…. they are sold out, but these are the same shorts except denim! LOVE THEM and budget-friendly! XO
Sally THANK YOU so much sweet friend! Have a wonderful week! XO
“Grandma” is the best job title I’ve ever had! Three grandsons ages 21, 12 & 9 and an 18 month old granddaughter – they all just melt my heart when I see them. They totally have made my life complete.
Ann YOU ARE RIGHT! It’s a THRILL to be a Grandma! I agree with you 100% that they make your life COMPLETE!!!! THANKS for stopping by! XO
Shauna, I so enjoy your fashion style and getting to know you through your stories! I am sure I speak for many when I say you are an inspiration and we are so happy for you as you start your life with your new husband and extended family. We never know what’s around the corner do we!! God bless you!!
Hi Joan! THANK YOU so much! You are very sweet! Life sure is UNEXPECTED! I never thought in a zillion years that my life would be THIS at sixty! And it’s a WONDERFUL THING TOO! Thank you for stopping by!! XO
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