Sunday, October 31, 2010

A new chapter begins

I'm straying from my usual Sunday Shine post today because something occured yesterday that has changed my life forever.  The story of my life has taken a twist and as I write this new chapter I am filled with wonder and anticipation.  The title of this next chapter will be "Grandmother".  Yesterday, October 30, 2010, my beautiful daughter-in-law brought a shining baby boy into this world.  Thus the next chapter in my life began. 

As I held this tiny wonder I was filled with so much Love.  My thoughts kept going back to "Can I be a grandmother?  Can I have even more Love to extend to this miracle I am holding in my arms?  Can I be a mother to young children, tweens and adults and still have room to be a grandmother?"  My mind was swirling, but I heard the soft voice of Spirit tell me "Just be here.  Just be in this moment and you will be everything that you need to be right now."  So I eased into the moment.  I let myself stare in this little wonder's eyes and see all the Love that he has brought into this world. 

This tiny little man has changed so many lives.  My son and his wife begin their chapter on parenting and I am sure they will be wonderful.  They are a very young couple, yet they have an incredible strength that most young people don't possess at 17 & 18.  Yes, they will struggle, but they will find their way as parents.  They will be just the parents that they are meant to be.  I am so proud of them.  They did a phenomenal job yesterday.  I hope that they realize how strong they are.  I hope they can take that inner strength with them through this chapter of their lives.

So I say welcome to the world, Little Wonder.  I say welcome to parenthood to Not-so-Little #2 and his beautiful bride.  And I step into the world of Grandparenting with nervous anticipation, hoping that I will have the strength to be the best Grandmother that I can be.

Just my thoughts.

6 comments:

Lance said...

Jill,
So, so happy for you and the newest wonder in your life (and for the parents who have brought life into this world)!!

You will be an amazing, love-filled, beautiful grandmother...

Katie said...

This is a such beautiful experience shared with the most loving of words. I don't know you, but I have no doubt that the love you've expressed here are all you need to be the best grandmother you can be. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your heart with the world.

Linda Myers said...

Grandmother is a beautiful, wise, loving word.

Stacey @ Entropified said...

You are going to be an AWESOME grandmother. Congratulations again.

mermaid said...

Just by acknowledging your fear, joy, strength, etc., and opening your heart to all that is here, you are enough and all that any granchild, child could ever ask for.

Nina P. said...

Congratulations on your JOY!!! He will fill you with strength, laughter, Hope, Love and such Happiness you have yet to know. Blessings to you and all your family! Love and Light, Nina P