Thursday, December 27

There's Hope For Grandchildren

My baby girl called yesterday to tell me that she is engaged.


And I did not mention grandchildren to her at all--until this morning when she phoned. I assured her that I had faith in the decisions she and her fiance would make for their future... and I encouraged her to let those decisions be a reflection of what would work best for the two of them.

I'm sounding a bit like all the old farts that immediately ask "So when are you going to have children?"

But it's not like that at all. I am just absolutely thrilled that my odds for ever having grandchildren have just gotten better.

7 comments:

slouching mom said...

congratulations to her and to her fiance!

and to you!

KathyR said...

Congratulations, Mother-of-the-Bride!

Mother-in-law-to-be.

Dare I suggest: Future-Grandma?!

Hope said...

comgratulations to you and yours! How cool is that?!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Congrats all around!

At my wedding -- when I had been married all of 20 minutes -- someone asked me when we would be having children. I looked the old bat straight in the eye and said, "Well, it would help if we consummated the marriage first." She never asked that question again.

BTW, I was in your neck of the woods again. We dropped the girls off at their grandmother's house and then we hiked Peaks of Otter. Why yes, I do hurt like hell.

Imperatrix said...

Congratulations to everyone! What a wonderful Christmas present!

When Impera was barely four months old, my father, who was never particularly baby-crazy (and there had been familial stress during the pregnancy, as well, for the stupidest of reasons) kept asking and asking when we'd be having the next. I just couldn't understand it. Until a family friend pointed out that he was hoping for a boy grandchild.

Be very very careful.

That's all I'm saying.

the end of motherhood said...

Great news! Congrats!

Anne said...

What a cute couple. Your daughter is very pretty. They look so young. Good luck to them! Happy New Year!