Mondays With Momma: On Being a Grandmother

Today is Bennett’s first birthday!

I had no doubts that Suzy and Brian would be great parents, but I must admit that this past year I have been blown away by the measure of love they have shown to this little boy.  These two have gone beyond the basics of caring for Bennett’s immediate needs and it shows with every beautiful smile and goofy grin that comes across his face.

I have truly enjoyed watching this precious child grow.  Being a grandmother is so much more rewarding than I ever thought possible.  I especially treasure moments like these ….

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He could not have come at a better time in our lives … the moments that I treasure the most from this past year were the times he brought a smile to his Poppy’s face … Charley relished being a grandfather!

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Happy 1st birthday, sweet boy … you are a treasure beyond measure.

I’m so thankful to be a part of your life.





  1. Ya know, sometimes I forget what you must be thinking, what it must be like for you, seeing your daughter mother. I’m just so busy being all up in Benny-Boo’s business that I’m usually completely oblivious to what impressions you might be forming. Thank you for noticing and thank you for the praise and encouragement!

    • October 29, 2013


  2. October 28, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Bennett!!

  3. October 28, 2013

    Let us not forget Bennett’s wonderful gift of a grandma whose love is written on her face. As an observer and a nana, it is a pleasure to watch Bennett look at you and light up beaming. He totally glows when he sees you walk into the room. So, as much as I agree 100% and more about the caring and intuitive parenting shown by Suzanna and Brian, let us not overlook your natural and completely superb grandmothering

    • October 29, 2013

      Thank you, that warmed my heart. 🙂

      It was good to see you again. 🙂

  4. October 28, 2013

    Suzy gets her great mothering skills from her mom

  5. October 29, 2013

    Those pictures are so precious. I’m loving how you both have shared all this stuff and someday Bennett will be able to look back on this and see the LOVE he had from day 1.

    • October 29, 2013

      Thanks! I can’t wait to watch him pour over the pictures and ask us a million and one questions about them all. 🙂

  6. October 31, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    Indeed. Benny Boo came at just the right moment. I’m glad that Charley had a chance to meet him. I’m happy that momma got to start a new, exciting chapter in her life as a grammy. I’m grateful for His perfect timing in Benny’s arrival into yours and Brian’s life. Spot on. The Lord is good. So so good.

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