The innocents of a child. I shall do all I can to keep him innocent. More and more grandparents are raising their grandkids. It’s becoming the norm. Sad, but true. And I’m among them. The joys of raising my grandson are all worth!
The Joys of Raising Brody: A Grandmother’s Journey
Brody is now four years old and growing up so fast. He is my life, and my son Johnny lives through him. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of my son up in heaven and how I’m going to tell Brody all about him. Some think, perhaps we should have begun telling Brody about his life from the start, but we didn’t. My husband and I will one day sit Brody down and tell him everything that we think he needs to know “at that time” and nothing else. Today, he knows us only as Mommy and Daddy.
Anyways, I wasn’t going to go there – I want to express my feelings about Brody here and to tell all grandparents that are raising their grandchildren or soon will be that it’s the best feeling in this whole wide world. The best is yet to come. We get to watch this child become a caring young man and grow into this world with his abilities to make his future whatever he wants it to be. That’s amazing right there!!
The Joys of Brody
So many memories we’ve endured with our little one already. Brody came to us weighing not even 5 lbs. The first year of his life, I practically catered to him the whole time.
I heard every breath he took.
I was there with every whimper he made. Rocking a baby never felt so good.
Sports are upon us now, and Tracy and I are lucky in that we get to be those proud parents sitting in the bleachers watching our little one having the time of his life. Actually, not yet – not in T-Ball. They informed us that this sport is “your” sport too. You’ll be playing also! Okay with us!
We’ve got way more plans for Brody Elliot. I know I know, he’s not even in school yet, and we are planning his college career. Oh, Lord, help me to slow down with this grandma’s process. But please hurry before menopause takes over my body!!!
Awe, the joys of raising my grandson continues.