Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great Grandma

Great Grandma makes someone seem really, really old. 

I will be a Great Grandmother in May and Far Guy will be a Great Grandfather.

We are now officially old.

Nope you didn’t miss anything…like a wedding.  Times change, old people’s views remain the same and the younger generation do their own thing. 

Maddie and Brent

Maddie and Brent with Deacon

It is now official and was announced on Facebook.

Far Guy is dealing with the news a tad better than I am.  He confessed he thought he would never live long enough to see a Great Grandchild.

I on the other hand hoped that Maddie would get her degree, travel, see the world, grow older and wiser and then become a parent. 

It is really hard being a parent now a days…and being a single parent is even harder. I suspect that with a wedding date in 2019 that this child will be old enough to be the Ring Bearer or the Flower Girl.

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29 comments:

  1. That's G-R-E-A-T!!!!! However a child comes into the world, he or she will be a wonderful blessing. And what a cute announcement.

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  2. Many of us oldsters have had to deal with the different ideas and customs of the younger generation! I myself am the great grandmother of two now, both with married parents.

    Shirley H.











    Shirley H.

    Shirley H.

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  3. All the best to them...a very cute photo announcement.
    You will have fun photographing your great grand baby!

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  4. Grandchildren and great grandchildren are wonderful no matter what the family arrangement may be. Love to all concerned.

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  5. Another baby coming in May!! We just found out we are going to be grandparents for the first time and HE will be here in May. We are so happy. Now I have to start knitting little things. Happy fall.

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  6. When my daughter was expecting GN, she was 19 and not married. I was a tad worried how my dad would take it. He was strict and old-fashioned. But I took him for a walk in the park while my mother set up a picnic and my dad's reaction was lovely. He stopped walking and said, "Well......that's not the worst thing that could happen. It will be alright." It was a gentle response from a man Indidn't consider gentle in my days at home. When GN was born, it was my dad who was more comfortable than my mother holding GN. GN and her great-grandpa were buddies. I wish it could have been for a longer period of time than it was. Best wishes and congratulations to all. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy, too I love the announcement!

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  7. You have been highly involved with grandchildren. It's had to think that you will have to change gears and enjoy great grandchildren.

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  8. This must have been meant to be. New souls are a joy no matter how they arrive. This one has loving parents who are obviously together even if they aren't married. I'd rather see unmarried loving parents than miserable married parents any day. If they are proud and announcing it to the world--that is what counts in my book. They look very happy and I hope they stay that way--married or unmarried. :):)

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  9. Congratulations to the family. I agree with Rita. Happiness is what counts.

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  10. How sweet! I know. Doesn't great grandma sound old! I think most of us grandma's today understand what you are saying and how you feel. Maddie sure is pretty. She Brent make a handsome couple. I, too, like the announcement.

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  11. Congratulations!! The kids do it differently than we did. I still prefer they get married if they are going to bring a child into the world. But if they stay together and raise the child...I'm okay with that too. The main thing now is the child!!

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  12. Great Grandparents...wow! It could be us in a three or four years.

    Linda

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  13. I hope Deacon likes his new human! I hope you and Far Guy do too. Best of luck to all.

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  14. I understand your concern and your hope for your granddaughter to have had more opportunities first. But this child will be welcomed into a large loving family.

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  15. The US government has overstepped the separation of church and state in their redefinition of marriage. Since marriage existed as a religious endeavor long before the state existed. It doesn't mean what it meant in legal terms. What two people commit to each other is the critical factor, but there is no trial mode. I hope they are fully committed, like the pig in a ham and eggs breakfast. The chicken made a contribution but the pig was committed.

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  16. Times they are a changing.....and we oldsters must change with the times or be left in the dust. Best wishes to all.

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  17. Congrats on the new little family member!

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  18. Maddie is a beautiful girl I totally agree with you re her opportunities now possibly lost

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  19. Wishing the young people much happiness. I also wanted much for my two oldest granddaughters, now 28, but life has a way of turning out differently. We can only stand by and try to be encouraging.

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  20. I'm sure the new babe will be much loved by many generations! Things don't always turn out like we had hoped, but things can still be wonderful, even travelling down a different path.
    I'm still waiting for a grandchild, and I think I will be waiting for a while yet.

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  21. I agree with your first comment from Cynthia....even though I prefer the traditional wedding first. So, congratulations on becoming a great-grand parent. The child will be received in a very loving family.

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  22. Congratulations to the happy couple. Boy, how things have changed: a baby on the way and the wedding in 2019. And you are blessed to have them all nearby, Connie. I'm happy for everyone. But I do have to say you have long been a GREAT grandma. :-)

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  23. Congratulations! You two will make great "greats"!!!

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  24. I don't think I will ever have great grandchildren. I hope to see the two boys graduate from high school and maybe even college. Congratulations to everyone. Babies can strengthen families and add such a great joy.

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  25. Actually, I've always believed that marriage is just the governments way of keeping track of you and that it is just a piece of paper. The committment is in the heart and I certainly wouldn't want anyone staying with me because they couldn't afford the cost of a lawyer. She's smart...marriage is for men not women!

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  26. P.S. Congratulations to all of you! A child is a blessing no matter how it comes into the world. They'll be great parents....married or not....they have had you 2 and their parents setting a great example and I'm sure they could have cared less if you all were married or not....they would have still loved you just as much!

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  27. You are correct that viewpoints change. I watch a lot of HGTV and on House Hunters you frequently hear the couple say, "We have been together "XX" number of years and married for "X". Often when they aren't married, the guy proposes when they move in the house.
    The good news is the baby will be born and not aborted and as someone else said, it will be welcomed into a loving family. What I hate for them is the thrill of the cafefree lifestyle of newlyweds that usually precedes the child. It's one of the best parts of marriage. We will look forward to updates though - - - - and you aren't old enough to be a great grandmother. I think you are a GREAT grandparent from what I read on your posts though!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie