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So last weekend I was over at my son and daughter-in-law's new home helping them to decide between paint colors when something happened to rock my world like I thought it was incapable of being rocked anymore. Let me tell you, this paint deciding thing is right down my alley as I love to decorate and I love new homes and I love these kids and I could not imagine anything better. Ba ba ba buumm!!!

So we were going back and forth discussing the merits of a yellowish brown versus a grayish brown versus a brownish brown and how they each influence your mood when the kids suddenly asked me and my daughter-in-law's mother to help them to decide the colors in one of the bedrooms. So we walked back to the bedroom and the first thing I noticed was a blue car with the word 'boy' painted on the wall to the left and a pink cloud with the word 'girl' painted on the wall to the right. Since we had been discussing paint colors, my first thought was oh boy those had to be the most hideous shades of blue and pink I had ever seen and how am I going to hide those feelings from the kids?

But then my daughter-in-law's mom started screaming out and I noticed smack dab under the paintings in the corner of the room was a baby bassinet. So I'm watching and listening to my daughter-in-law's mom, I'm taking in the fact that the words boy and girl were painted on the wall and that there is a baby bassinet in the corner of the room. Usually I'm not so slow on the uptake but apparently I was having a really long blonde moment when it finally hit me that I was going to be a grandmother.

I could not believe it. I had so wanted this but had done my best to not say much about it because my daughter-in-law's family had been bugging her about it and I wanted to be the cool mom or at least the not so obnoxious mother-in-law. But it was here and I was finally able to voice the fear I had been holding onto ever since I got sick last year.

While I do not have some life-threatening disease, I still had this fear that I would die before I got to see my first grandchild. It turns out my daughter-in-law's mother who had also been recently sick, had the same fear.

To those of you who are already grandparents, I'm sure I'm not saying anything new. But for those of you who aren't and for myself, let me just say that I am so happy that I could just shout it from the rooftops! As long as I'm not thinking about it, then I'm my normal self, getting upset over things I have no control over and worrying about things that I can't change. But let me see a commercial with a baby in it or just think about my son holding his new baby and watching him or her and I could just explode with joy and a type of feeling that there are no words for but which involves crying, holding my breath, shaking my head, laughing, thanking God over and over again and shaking my head once again.

It wasn't that long ago that someone, probably a sister, told me that you think you love your kid, well just wait until you have a grandchild. At the time, I remember thinking they have no clue because they don't love their kids like I do mine. Now I'm starting to wonder.

Elusively yours,
ilja
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Congratulations on this wonderful news. That will be one blessed grandchild. :)
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That's outstanding!! Congratulations, Grandma. You'll be awesome.

I'm in no rush to be a grandfather, but I'm starting to accept the fact that it may not be too far down the road. Our oldest is graduating high school this year and using my wife and I as a gauge -- we were married as teens -- grand babies could be in our near future. Who knows what life will bring, but at the moment we still have our own little babies to raise too. I just pray that for my children everything follows the natural order of love, marriage, and then babies.
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I think I hafta get married and have kids first before I can be a grandad. For now I guess I'll just be content with a grandnice and a grand neohew. :cry:
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Congratulations! I understand exactly how you feel! I just wish my grandkids lived close enough for me to spoil more often!
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Some people have "the eye", you are blessed.
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sunangel1776, on 23 February 2013 - 12:52 AM, said:

Congratulations on this wonderful news. That will be one blessed grandchild. :)


Thank you. I'm not sure about blessed but I suspect the word spoiled might be used a time or two. :giggle:
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MrStain, on 23 February 2013 - 01:11 AM, said:

That's outstanding!! Congratulations, Grandma. You'll be awesome.I'm in no rush to be a grandfather, but I'm starting to accept the fact that it may not be too far down the road. Our oldest is graduating high school this year and using my wife and I as a gauge -- we were married as teens -- grand babies could be in our near future. Who knows what life will bring, but at the moment we still have our own little babies to raise too. I just pray that for my children everything follows the natural order of love, marriage, and then babies.

Ain't that the truth. I'm just so grateful that my son waited until now to have a baby. My heart breaks for the grandparents who do not get to see their grandchildren.
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leftcoast, right winger, on 23 February 2013 - 01:29 AM, said:

I think I hafta get married and have kids first before I can be a grandad. For now I guess I'll just be content with a grandnice and a grand neohew. :cry:


And I bet you are one heck of an uncle! :hug:
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USNRETWIFE, on 23 February 2013 - 02:01 AM, said:

Congratulations! I understand exactly how you feel! I just wish my grandkids lived close enough for me to spoil more often!


Thank you. I may come to you in the future for some grandmotherly advice, if you don't mind. Oh man, it just hit me. Does this mean I have to suddenly become nice and wise? http://i147.photobuc...204/baggirl.gif
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MADGestic, on 23 February 2013 - 03:23 AM, said:

Some people have "the eye", you are blessed.


:lol: It took me a minute to get the eye thing and then I'm still not confident. Thank you. :)
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When our two girls started having their kids, my wife and I very quickly understood all those other grandparents.

My favorite grandparent saying is:

"If I had known how much fun grandchildren were, I would have had them first."

Congrats!
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BeeBah, on 23 February 2013 - 09:47 AM, said:

When our two girls started having their kids, my wife and I very quickly understood all those other grandparents. My favorite grandparent saying is:"If I had known how much fun grandchildren were, I would have had them first."Congrats!


Thank you BeeBah! I'm so excited that I can hardly stand it. I'm watching videos right now of families being told about their new grandbabies and I feel like I'm right there with them.
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Congratulations Ilja!
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MontyPython, on 23 February 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

Congratulations Ilja!


Thanks Monty. :D
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What a fun little story.

I also think that the younger children in a family are treated more like grandkids by their parents.

Congradulations, grandma!
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Congratulations ilja!
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Congratulations, ilja, All the one-liners about grandchildren are true. My two granddaughters are grown young ladies now, but I well remember when they both joined the family and what a proud grandpa I was,
The oldest is now a 28 year old mom herself, having finished college years ago, married a young Marine Lt., lived a couple of years in Japan, and is now in Memphis where her hubby is a cop with the Memphis PD, and is the mother of my great grandaughter(a kindergartner) and my 2 great grandsons (a preschooler) and the youngest who is betwixt the toddler stage and preschool.
My other granddaughter is a junior at Baylor majoring in Journalism and made the dean's list last semester,
Still a proud grandpa I am. Can't resist a chance to brag about them.
Oh, and my daughter, (the grandma now) is a cop with the Tyler PD with 20+ years on the force now. (proud of her too)
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Congratulations! The first of my 3 daughters is getting married in the Fall - and even though she denies it - I'm betting that within a year or two we'll get the news...

Congratulations again!
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BerkeleyUnderground, on 23 February 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

What a fun little story.I also think that the younger children in a family are treated more like grandkids by their parents.Congradulations, grandma!


Thanks Berkley. I loved the way they told us. We kind of had that in reverse with one of my nephews. My mother raised him a big part of the first part of his life and it was almost like he was a kid brother instead of a nephew.
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MB, on 23 February 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Congratulations ilja!


:D Thanks MB.
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A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

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