Sunday, July 26, 2009

Confessions of a Grandmother-to-Be

Yes, it's true. In about a month, I am officially going to be a Grandma. This will come as a surprise to the person who asked me if I was Olivia's grandmother 2 weeks after I had given birth to her--14 years ago. It will also shock the clerk at the garden center who asked if I qualified for the senior discount when I was 46. It will make total sense to every professional who meets Annie and me for the first time and asks in the exam room, "And you're her........??" "Right, I'm her MOTHER," I say politely through clenched teeth.

But I'm okay with being a grandmother--heaven knows I've been masquerading as one for at least 10 years. I have to tell you, though, I don't know what to be called, and who decides that anyway? The first grandchild? Better decide now. So I was looking at the official grandmother names website, and here were some of the options: Buh-be, Meemaw, Nana Barbie, Oma, Ninny, Gammie, and Ya-Ya. Ga-Ga was also listed, but somehow I don't think Grandma Ga-Ga would work.

Anyway--very soon we'll welcome Peter & Cris' first baby girl into the world. And I figure she can call me anything she wants.

Jean

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

9 comments:

Sue Powell said...

How exciting! And yah I am sure she will be able to do a LOT of what she wants with her grandma (or whatever you are called). :)

Gretchen said...

How about SuperGrammy? ;)

xxxooo

pam said...

what do they call grandmas in Ireland?

uncle jeff said...

OLD, Pam, they call grandma's OLD in Ireland...

lol

Jean said...

Very funny, Jeff. Pam: Grandmas in Ireland are called LUCKY to live there. But--grandmas in Ireland are called Maimeo (MAM o) or Morai (MO ree). What do you guys think?
And, does anyone have any other ideas?

uncle jeff said...

before i go to sleep tonight i wanted to pray for my niece and her awesome mom - (soon to be granny).

lord, thank you for your awesome grace; thank you for your provision for jean and each and every one of her awesome kids; thank you for giving her such a loving husband; thank you for protecting her daughter, annie, from the fouls of this world; thank you and we praise you for your power, wisdom, mercy and truth.

forgive us for allowing the cares of the world to infiltrate our hearts; forgive us for our sin and give us the desire to quickly forgive others who wrong us.

keep us all in your good grace and help us to love you as we ought; help us to see as you see.

use this blog, lord, for your glory as we humble ourselves and look to you for the answers. keep us from discouragement.

lord, heal my niece...

pam said...

Amen! Heal Jeff's niece, Jean's precious daughter, "our" little Annie, please, Lord.

Jean said...

Amen.

Gretchen said...

Actually, I just thought of this. My mom was called Grammy J. I suppose it works for you, too. But whatever she calls you will sound perfect to you.