Next month, I will be in San Diego for the birth of my first grandchild–I knooooowww, right? I’ve barely adjusted to having the supposed empty nest and now there is a new change coming. I am thrilled, excited, proud of my daughter, and I really can’t wait to meet this new person in our lives.
This little girl will be her own unique individual with her own wants and dreams and goals and to watch it from a step back, with my daughter becoming a mother, is amazing. Des is way more prepared than I ever was–I had that book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” but she’s got a bunch of apps on her phone that give daily updates as to what the baby is doing, what she looks like, how much she weighs–my favorite was when my daughter texted me that her baby was now the size of a pineapple. There are 4D ultrasounds that show hair and the shape of the mouth. The tiny pinky, and the little legs. It’s an incredible time that makes me feel the blessings of love and family even more deeply.
The women in our family are strong–and now we have another link in the chain! Times have changed for sure, but being a mom at any stage is still really cool. My mom is now a great grandma, and my grandma a great, great grandma–though they will both agree that they were great before, lol
With strong women comes strong personalities, which means that I never run out of ideas for strong female characters! I hope your summer is as full of blessings as mine has been,