The Last Days

Waiting for FB in this world, as he continues to grow in his, is akin to having one foot in Oklahoma and one in Texas; there’s a part of me in each state.

Isn’t it true?  When we were pregnant with our own children, this balance was pronounced in the last days of pregnancy.  Not quite child-free, yet no baby in our arms.

The Last Days

Mothering of baby-to-be via taking care of ourselves is a very different prospect than mothering after birth.  The pull between the two states of being leaves many a mother-to-be confused and anxious.  Who is she now?  Who will she be?

I have found myself in a similar arena.  I know who I am now, but who will I be as a grandmother?

At this point in my life I can safely assume that as I step from one state, the place of simply being a mother, and fully enter the next, as a grandmother, I will soon wonder how I ever doubted my ability to segue to this new and and magical land.

This dream-esque place I find myself in is incredibly similar to where I stood so many years ago as we awaited Boy’s arrival. It is filled with the beauty and wonder of new beginnings and the unknown, of expectation and surprise.  It is a marvel.

Yet, as I find myself ready to embark on this adventure, I am determined to embrace this fleeting passage. To honor its wisdom. To bend to the lesson. To let go and pass it along, when the time comes.

In these last days, I am blessed.




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  1. And you will soon be blessed in your new adventure and role as grandmother!

  2. Counting those last days is the hardest part. For everybody!!!!

  3. How exciting for you!

  4. Being a grandma is really awesome. We became g-parents for the first time just one year ago. You are in for quite a ride!! Enjoy! (And easy, speedy birth for Mom!)

  5. Being a grandmother is the best. You will love it! ♥

  6. Jamie at Prepared to Eat says

    This is so sweet! Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! 🙂

  7. They say, “When a baby is born, so is a grandmother.” It’s amazing and humbling all at once. A precious gift that makes one all at once silent and filled with bragging.

  8. What a marvelous adventure you are about to embark on. We have 10 grands, nearly grown, and I miss the little toes and ears so bad I could cry. Enjoy

  9. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    How exciting 🙂 I look forward to being a “gramma”!

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