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.


slouching mom said...

congratulations to her and to her fiance!

and to you!

KathyR said...

Congratulations, Mother-of-the-Bride!


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!