Early Christmas Present
Yesterday, December 18, 2013 I was presented with news that I would once again become a Nona to another precious grandchild. Don’t get me wrong, I love each grand-baby beyond words and couldn’t imagine how my life would be without them (probably very empty!)
With each coming grandchild I keep waiting and waiting for it to hit. “It“, you ask? It being…feeling, acting, and looking like a granny to 4. I’ll admit, I’m not a spring chicken, not that I know any spring chickens who can lay claim to 4 grandchildren. I’m not quite fifty (said with a shutter). I do have a few gray hairs which I keep in check by a visit to my hair stylist. I have some wrinkles (I think they’re called crows feet.) And, I could stand to lose a few pounds (who couldn’t?)
I guess I’m stuck in the olden days when I think about being a grandma, I have visions of my great-grandma Lucas. Grandmas wore dresses with aprons, their knee stockings were usually rolled down to their ankles and their shoes choices were most often black with laces, and most days we would see them with rollers in their hair.
I can remember my great-grandma/grandmas to be modest, nurturing (just look at all those great-grand-babies in the picture with grandma Lucas), loving, kind, and always at home ironing, cleaning, or cooking.
Hanging on to the past
Even though I do not look or act like a granny to 4, I will however hold on to the values and morals mine passed on to me. I will play with, nurture, love and teach my grandchildren so that one day, perhaps they’ll look back on the happy and joy-filled times we shared and cherish the loving memories, just as I have of my grandmothers.
In the end, I guess it really doesn’t matter how I look or feel when being called Nona, all that really matters is that I am NONA! I am so so blessed!