What can being a Gramma look like?
When growing up, my grandmother lived next door. She loved having me come and spend hours with her. I still have little sayings in my head like, ‘whatchamacallit”, “thingamajig,” “going rain cause the leaves are turned.” “got a good scald on it” and my favorite, “the snow is waiting around for more,” when there are just slivers of snow left in the spring.
What memories of Gramma do you have? Perhaps the song, “over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go,” has special meaning to you or maybe no meaning.
As grammas, I think we discover that relationships with our grandchildren hold amazing bonds we never knew possible. This newfound awareness brings laughter and joy, sorrow and sadness and a new sense of desire of intention to make a difference in the dear lives of our grandchildren
My Journey of Grandmotherhood
In my own personal journey, I began to seek God as I realized how quickly they were growing up. I have three girls and a boy that have been entrusted to me.
I touch the future. I am a grandmother….
However, I realize I can’t be the grandmother I want to be by myself. I need Jesus leading the way. Daily prayers provide wisdom.
Interactions with my husband on the joys and ways to support their growth also help. With current conditions, we can’t see them all face to face, so we’ve designed zoom meetings and private Facebook groups to stay in touch and let them know how special they are.
And we grieve. We grieve that we can’t spend our holidays together the way we would like. We grieve the way things are during this COVID time.
And I reach out to other grammas to join them in their journey, finding that others struggle, too. We are not alone in our struggle to stay connected with these precious lives.
My Promise to You
In starting this Grand Journey, I believe:
Grammas can join together to encourage one another
Creative ideas for all ages can be found to have fun and engage with our grandchildren.
Conversations with God give us His wisdom in our relationships. We pray for our grands and each other.
Sharing with our grands what we have learned along the way through our own stories, whether written or oral become vitally important. The Grands Stories matter.
Finally, whatever it takes, we seek out intentional ways to have relationships with our grandchildren and children.
Let’s design your personal roadmap together!
My Invitation to You
I would find it a privilege to accompany you on the journey to envision the reality God has placed on your heart. I would love to join you on your quest to have creative, wise connections with your grandchildren.
Contact me for a free, 30 minute coaching session now to discover how coaching enhances your Grand Journey and this community can be a part of moving you forward to your creative, wise Grand self.
I cannot wait to meet and join your journey!