I LOVE BEING GIGI!!! Being a grandmother has provided opportunity for me to love and care for more children than my life allowed me to mother by myself. I have experienced three miscarriages and only one live birth. My only child came at age 27 and I have lived deeply EVERY MINUTE of his life, the good, the hard, the happy and the stressful. Being a mom was the hardest and yet the best thing I ever did in my life. I think parenting is the single most important piece of our life here on this earth.
I was blessed with three additional step children when I married the second time in 1995. They have given to me a gift so awesome I am now going to begin blogging about
“BEING GIGI”! Thank you Matt, Shannon and Seth for my grandchildren!! I hope you enjoy the stories of our fun times and they have a record they can enjoy for a lifetime too!
As I describe in my profile, I have EIGHT grandchildren, blood and step, who give me joy and the opportunity to work to create fun experiences, and special unique “Gigi” Gifts. I am constantly trying to figure out what happens next and find ways to add a special spark to their lives and mine!
The pictures included here are a hodge podge of various pictures of me, Gigi, their grandmother; my hubby the grandfather, GDaddy; group pictures of the 8 grandkids with and without us; and individual pictures of the current grandkids.
ON TOP of the EIGHT – We have TWO MORE on the way, arriving the Spring of 2012!!
Life is busy BEING GIGI!
A Grandmother’s PrayerOh Lord, I do not ask for much,Eternal beauty, or youth, or such.Just give me a little hand to hold,And I’ll forget that I’m growing old.I do not ask for cloudless skies,A life that’s free from tears and sighs.Just give me a little face to kiss,And anxious moments will turn to bliss.For what is there, really, that means so muchAs little hands that reach and touch,As little eyes that search and seeOnly the best in fragile me?So let me grow more loving and wiseBy looking at life through their wide eyes.For through these little ones, you have givenThis grateful grandmother a glimpse of Heaven.
YOU touch my heart! Thank you!
Thank you!!! The writing comes from my heart
Tears fill my eyes, love fills my heart!! Thank you for giving me these gifts of your writing!!
What a beautiful poem!!! Thank you for sharing this!!