NEWS!

9-16-09:  My son, Chris, came over tonight with his girlfriend, Sarah.  They delivered the news that I am going to be a Grandma!   I NEVER thought this would happen!  I am thrilled and also a bit apprehensive.  I am so afraid to love another child.  If I were to ever lose another young person I love, I don't know if I could survive.  Really. Chris and Sarah, for the time being, are not getting married.  They do not want to get married because they are having a baby.  I do suspect, in time, they will marry.  Chris said he felt like a teenager telling his Dad and I.  LOL  He is almost thirty!  Sarah is twenty-eight.  This is really their "stuff".  They both have decent jobs, are mature, and will make great parents, I am sure.   I am trying, really hard, to have the blind faith I used to have.  This is the circle of life.  I know my grandbaby will be the "best" there ever was!  I think, maybe, God knows I need this.  The baby is due in May. Whew!  School is a crazy thing!  We are almost a month into it and there is still no routine. It is hard on me so I know it is hard on the kids!  And, there has been drama, drama, drama!  It is like some of the staff is the same age as all the our middle school students!  I have decided my best bet is to keep my opinions and thoughts to myself.  That is the wisest and most empowering thing I can do.  If you are not saying anything, no one can accuse you of anything.  And, there is nothing to misunderstand or understand.  Just wonder....  It is not, on one hand, hard for me to be silent.  On the other, it totally goes against my nature.  I have always been the sort of person to state my mind, like it or not, and work things out.   I really do not have the energy for nonsense.  I just want to work with the kids and go home.  I do love the kids!  I am ready for the weekend!  I am going camping and floating.  Yeah!  We are leaving Friday evening and coming back on Sunday afternoon.  I really need to get away.  It will make the next week hectic, though.  I will not have any time to do my regular weekend stuff.  But, I plan on keeping it in perspective.  I have already done the hardest thing I have ever had to do.  So, being a bit out of routine is NOTHING!!!!   Changes, changes....  Although, in many ways, I feel stuck in June 17th, 2007, life keeps on moving and I find myself having to move with it.  It truly is an oximoran. (sp?)   

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First of all my dear friend, congratulations!! I am so pleased that the news you got about Adam\'s possible paternity was as it was because this is a far better way to become a grandmother. How wonderful. As for all the drama at school, it is the same the world over... not sure if that helps! lol. Have fun camping and floating this weekend. Lots of love to you, Charlotte. xox
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Happy for you!

Have a good weekend!

Sus
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Congratulations on the grandbaby. I know you will keep us posted.
Have fun on your trip. It sounds so relaxing.
Hugs, Barbara
rcoco
rcoco

Oh to hold and smell a new baby, but I understand your apprehension. Circle of life says it all, I know this new soul coming to earth will give you endless joy.
hugs, Rebecca
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I remember reading your profile some time ago. I was so saddened by what had happened to you. This is wonderful news. I am leaving in 1/2 hour to go to the airport for a one-hour plane ride to see my grandchild. She is so wonderful. I do an I-chat with her almost daily via my computer but it is nothing like \"in person\".
You will love being a grandparent. I\'m old fashioned - I think now that a child is involved they should get married. Things seem different today but it doesn\'t make it better. Hopefully they will marry soon for his sake. He needs his dad\'s name.

Congratulations - enjoy, enjoy. I\'m very happy for you.
misshim
misshim

Congrats!!! A beautiful new baby to spoil ... !
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congratulations on the announcement of your grandchild. i laughed to myself when your shared the child will be the \'best there ever was\'.
i appreciate your sharing the part about school and all the drama and keeping your opinions and thoughts to yourself. i needed to read that part. i am having to learn the hard way with that all the time. thank you for sharing, love, donna
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Congrats on the new grandbaby. They are the 2nd best thing to ever happen to us. Goin to be down your way next month hope all us girls can get together again...Hugs, Connie
KimRW
KimRW

Congratulations.....that is great news and will definitely be a blessing to you. Have fun this weekend \"floating\" and just enjoy yourself !! Hugs, Kim
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I think NOT marrying is a mistake. I hope they don\'t regret it. The legal rights of your grandson are at stake here. Have them research this decision VERY well.
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Dear Ginger! How very wonderful!! My Jamie was an only child, so there will never be any grandbabies. I am sure you will treasure each other! This is the best news I have heard all week. God Bless all of you! Love, Judy
biowoman
biowoman

Congratulations! Yeah, I feared loving someone again...the fear of loss...well Ginger, I have news for you...they make you love them! They can\'t help it and you will not be able to stop yourself. I was so in love with Evie when she came along...but Aiden...oh my gosh...I guess because Hillary lives with us...I lost myself in him...love, love, love! It feels good...so LET yourself love them...let yourself feel the good things...there is plenty of time to still mourn for our children. Mourning is a part of our life now...and grandchildren and the love we have for them is too...ENJOY! Love and hugs...Karen
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Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! I long for that joy in my life. Enjoy your weekend. There is nothing more relaxing than being on the water. Love, Julia
BinkyH
BinkyH

I am sure that the coming months will be filled with the anticipation of your grandchild. What an exciting prospect and I wish health for all of you! Love, Belinda
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Good to hear you have something to look forward to. I hope you are doing well and will enjoy your weekend. Stay safe and God bless....love to you...Dale, Brandon\'s Mom