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A #GrandmaProject Update

my darling grandson

My darling grandson

As I crawl piteously from the “nasty summer cold” zone, and my brain begins to (creakily) turn over once more, I thought it might be time for a Grandma Project update. If you follow my blog at all, then you know we got a twofer when my son’s wife gave birth to twins.

I knew I would love being a grandma. I did not know how much.

my darling granddaughter

My darling granddaughter

One of the things that really touched me about my high school reunion was, when asked to tell a little about our lives, most of us mentioned being a grandparent or how many grandchildren we had. After forty years, family was our crowning achievement.

(Did I mention I was quite proud of us?)

So, besides just being freaking awesome, here are some of my “grandma delights:”

  • Baby fingers wrapped around my finger. Those little starfish hands turn me into total goo.
  • Kissing little baby cheeks and hands and back of baby necks…
  • Hugging them and that sweet baby smell. It lifts my spirits and makes the world seem right again.
  • Cute baby smiles, cooing sounds and/or laughs. Also turn me into goo.
  • Watching my son and my amazing daughter-in-law be parents. It fills me with awe.

Yeah, I could go on and on and on. I won’t. But I will say that being a mom, being a parent and a grandparent, has stretched me in ways I did not know were possible. I think, I’m not sure, but I think that’s why my classmates cited family as their big achievement. We had to grow up when we became parents.

So, before I close this blog post, I’d like to also thank my kids for a) making me a mom; b) helping me grow up; and c) for forgiving me during that growing up. I was “raised” by some truly great kids. Who are now amazing adults.

One of the most important lessons my kids taught me is forgiveness. They forgave me over and over again (and still do!) when I goofed the parenting thing. So what did you learn from your kids while you were being “raised?” Not only do I love comments (sometimes I feel like my blog is an echo chamber – LOL), but if you comment, you automatically get entered into my monthly drawing for an awesome AnaBanana gift pack worth $20. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Update: I’m guest posting over at {grow}! Hope you’ll pop over and say hi!

Perilously yours,

Pauline

Another thing my kids helped me with was my writing. Each one has contributed something to my success as a writer. I literally could not have done it without them. Right now I’m working to get my books back up for sale, following the tragic death of my publisher, Linda Houle. To keep up with this process, check out my website for latest information. www.paulinebjones.com

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