THE Grand Child

July 12, 2014

2014-06-07 09.01.40Our grandson was born


we are blessed!


6 pounds 11 ounces

His mom and dad are over the moon

and like the birth of one’s child

the birth of one’s grandchild changes you/me

my son with his son


My Loving Spouse repeated over and over with a catch in his voice…

“He is the most perfect, beautiful baby…”


What’s a Grandparent’s job?

I suppose it will be ever-expanding and changing as our family changes

I think perhaps the baseline responsibility for me now is

to be a

support and encourager to the new parents,

sharing their joy


honoring their desires* as they navigate this adventure called parenting


we are blessed


*I will be happy to bore you to tears with pictures of my perfect little grand son,

so feel free to ask (in person)

they have asked that we not post pictures of their darling son on the internet

6 responses to “THE Grand Child”

  1. Carole Kunz says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your perfect, beautiful and healthy grandson. I hope he never says, “Grandma, I’m bored.”

    • Ellen says:

      Thank you sweet Carole, I would hope so too! There is so much fun to do! My big son went to swim in a swimming hole today on the river! Simple and a relief from the heat!

  2. Sandy Ravana says:

    Congratulations and Blessings to you all.
    I remember that Annie Latta said that having grandchildren was the smartest thing she ever did…..
    It is such a joy & I am so happy for you my friend!
    xo Sandy

  3. Chris Pate says:

    Congrats! I know you will make a wonderful grandmother!

  4. Miriam says:

    Congratulations! Sending hugs and happy, happy thoughts!

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