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Don’t Just Hang in There – Enjoy!

Wow, I LOVE having grandchildren, but I’m still getting adjusted to the idea of being a “grandma!” Please don’t misunderstand, I love having grandbabies, it’s just that this season kind of crept up on me real fast. In my mind, it was only yesterday that my kiddos were this little!

For all the challenges and long nights that motherhood requires, one thing will never change—it passes far more quickly than you realize. When you’re drowning in laundry and dirty diapers, it seems you’ll never come up for air again. But I assure those of you who are young moms, one day you’ll be setting the dinner table and look up to realize the little ones have all grown up.

I’m having the delight of spending this week with all 3 of my grandchildren! Rocking, singing hymns and silly songs, playing peek-a-boo, and grabbing hugs brings sweet memories (and a few tears) as it is a fresh reminder of my early years of motherhood. It seems any moment now I should “wake up” and have my own little ones climbing into my lap.

Moms, please don’t let these days slip by too quickly. Stop to play. Stop to sing and rock. Stop to pray with your toddler. Hug the squabbling siblings and sneak out of the house to have a Sonic date with your teen! Perhaps check out this blog post for few “tips from an old mom.”

Take it from a mom (now a “Mi-Mi”) who has to fight back tears when reminiscing over those days.

Don’t just “hang in there”—intentionally enjoy your children!

“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3).

One Comment

  • Tambra Lucas

    I Love, Love, Love being a grandma! But I want to be the one with the apron on Saturday mornings cooking chocolate chip pancakes with whip cream and cartoons, playing, singing, while the grandkids run around in their pjs. In front of the fireplace with snow on the ground would be good with me too!
    I just wish I had more free time to spend with them. And a place they can stay with us, we have no room right now. We are SO working on getting there. We want to create great memories for our grandkids. So we are just asking God to help us to do that, we are working so hard and so much and hopefully this will pay off very soon! I know God is in control. But as for now we do all we can to be with them. I even take them to work with me sometimes when ever I can. And anytime we can take them where we are going we do.
    I can’t wait for the day that they and we can look forward to them coming to grandma’s house and spend all the time they want! I have these great plans for them. Food! Fun! Game nights!! I am just keeping them in a journal for now, but it will not be long!! We will soon have a place to call maw maw and paw paws house! Hopefully by Thanksgiving!! If God is willing. The little Cabin!! It will be so much fun! I will be saying come stay grandkids! All 5 of them!! Let’s play! Can’t wait!