|Posted by Sharon L Allen on July 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM|
Several years ago I was wondering about my life. I remember saying, "Is this it? Is this all there is? Why am I here?" I was getting older, had accomplished many things I dreamed about, but felt I was standing still wondering what was next. GRANDCHILDREN....that's what was next! Never have I been so excited as when my first granddaughter made her way into this world. She didn't come in kicking and screaming. She was mostly silent, an occasional mewl coming from her pink, little lips. Her big, blue eyes looked about the room and I wondered if she might be saying to herself, "Is this it? Is this all there is?" I felt a love that I had never experienced before. From the minute she was born to the first time she called me Grandma, I became a completely different woman. Yes, I told myself. "This is it. This is why I'm here." I was fortunate to be able to spend quality time with her. I took her to dancing school, we picked daisies and plucked the petals off, "He loves me, he loves me not." We painted little acorn hats and colored pussy willows with colored chalk. We played hop scotch, jump rope, and then she was a teenager. Not as much time for Grandma because she had her own friends and things she liked to do. I'll admit I felt a bit left out, but I knew that was about me, not her. Twenty two years from the day she was born, this darling granddaughter is now the mother of two beautiful children, a daughter and a son. GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN...Yes. This is why I'm here. How blessed I am.