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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How were you told that you would be a grandparent?

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

I was visiting with a friend recently who had just found out that she’ll be a first-time grandma. As she told her exciting news, one big smile covered her face.

Her son and his wife had given her a present—a wrapped Willow figure of a grandparent and grandchild. When she opened it, she got the message.

Another friend shared how she and her husband were invited to a picnic by their daughter and son-in-law. When they saw their granddaughter at the park, she had on a T-shirt that said, “I’m going to be a big sister.” That meant ...

One of our sons and his wife gave us a CD with some family pictures on it. In the middle of the CD was a very special picture—of an ultrasound. We were thrilled because we knew another grandbaby was on the way!

How did you learn that you were going to be a grandparent?

Have a great week,

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Anonymous said...

We’ve been told so many times can hardly remember the first. Just know we were thrilled with each of them. - Rita

Anonymous said...

Our second son and his wife had been married almost five years, so I was about to give up on a grandchild from them. Then one day in Nov. after Christmas shopping, they called wanting my opinion on a gift they had bought. I said, "Sure, come on over." When they arrived, they handed me an ornament that said "Grandma to be." I looked at it and then looked at it again before it sunk in. I was so excited, I jumped up and down with glee and praised God. It was Christmas Eve before we got a present of a baby toy that was "blue."-- Glenda

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, you are blessed to have so many grandchildren!

Glenda, the Christmas ornament idea is clever! My guess is that you still have it. Do you?