I went through my 30's with ease until I started to near my 40's. It was then that I became a grandmother. Our life of teens and young adults became a life of baby things and baby smells. Now I have come full circle. I am now a stay at home Grammy. I love being home with my grandson. It helps ease the knowledge that all my kids are grown and at 41 I could be experiencing Empty Nest any day. Of course I am back to preschool shows, Full House, sippy cups…IT'S GREAT!
The learning part comes into play with that I am NOT the Mommy. I have been comfortable with the fact that in our home, I am the mommy but now that Henry has been born, I have a new role…GRAMMY. With being Grammy, you have some of the same responsibilities but usually you have a lot more freedom. With each stage of Henry's little life we are all adjusting in the VanDyke home. His Mommy has been through the most changes. It is not easy being the daughter and the mommy in the same house.
Pretty soon we will be going through another change. In January, Juliana is getting married and moving out. Of course she will be taking Henry with her. We are all going to have to make adjustments there. Our home will become much quieter and we will have toy free areas. This will not be an easy change for us. Henry will then be going to Grammy & Pop's house when he comes over instead of it being called home.
|1991- I was 19 years old|
|1991- Turned 20|
|In my 30's|
Each change in my adult life has brought its own challenges and surprises. I am so thankful that we never stop growing and changing. I think life would get very boring if everything stayed the same. I didn't feel ready to become a Grammy at 39 but Henry is the best surprise ever. Remember that God will be there to get you through the scary time of change. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
I hope you embrace the changes that come no matter what. It will help you enjoy your blessed life.