Being a Nana has been such a joyous time in my life. It certainly puts so much in perspective. I love spending time with her but know that at my age the job of “grandma” is far more my speed than “momma”! I’d almost forgotten how much energy a one-year-old exudes!!
She loves to wave hi, slaps a perfect “high-five” and is expanding her vocabulary daily from the basics of momma and dadda. (She jabbers incessantly!) I am smitten as we all are.
One thing this year has reminded me is that it takes a village to raise a healthy child. I’m grateful daily for our village.
But not all of you are grandma age. And not all of us are “hooman” parents. Some of us have fur kids we adore and/or fur grand babies. More and more couples are opting to start their fur families well before even considering adding a child. I know my daughter and her hubby began their family with two cats and two dogs. Sadly, three of the crew were older members and they’ve had to say good-bye over the years.
Lucy, my grand-dog, was part of the week’s celebration though! Having a little person hasn’t taken away from her position as an important family member. She’s the perfect big sis and slobbers all over her sister every chance she gets. Of course, eating from a highchair quickly led to feeding Lucy and the two siblings secured their bond as fur-ever family!
Big Sis Lucy