How do you go about being a Grandma without my husband there ? He wold have been the worlds best Grandpa! We have often talked about the day when our son and his wife, Kristin, would have a baby. Let me back up a bit...
Paul passed on Dec. 7, 2016 ... My son and Daughter in law announced that they were expecting on Easter 2017.... Ever since then I have wondered how to let my Grandchild, someday know all about their Grandpa who loved them before they were ever even thought of.
I'm more than happy to receive any and all ideas !
Grandma to Be,
Congratulations Susan. Grandchildren are such a blessing and joy. My DH passed nearly 3 weeks ago and my grandschildren (and dog!) give me a reason to get up in the morning. There is nothing like grandparenthood.
I feel grandpa will be with his grandchild, not physically but in spirit, when they are born and throughout their life.
I'm sure when the grandchild is older, you will be able to share your memories, photos and anecdotes. Do you have a video or DVD of him you can keep to share? Your son will also pass down his memories of his dad.
What an exciting time you have ahead. x
Thank You Lindi,
I DO have videos. :-) And LOADS of pictures :-)
I'm well known in the family to have pictures and videos of just about every occasion. But my BAD habit is not taking the time to put them all in photo albums.
Thanks for your reply :-)
Good Morning Susan,
It sounds like our husbands' would have made wonderful Grandpas. ... I'm looking Very Forward to the baby ! It will be wonderful!
Thank You for the congratulations !
It sounds like your Grandson is also your salvation. :-)
We had 3 daughters our 2nd daughter gave us our first grandchild a perfect little baby boy 10 months after we lost Mike. We tell MJ all about his grandpa and how much grandpa loves him and that he looks like his grandpa. At 5 months old whenever we talk about his grandpa this little boy smiles and laughs. He has a picture of Mike by his crib. MJ's dad never knew his father. This little boy will grow up just like I did without a grandpa but he will have 2 grandmas that have more than enough love than any child will ever need. Growing up I only knew what my grandfathers looked my dads mother had a picture on the wall and mom had a picture of her dad in a drawer I saw once when I was little neither my grandmothers or my parents spoke about them and I never felt like I could ask.. To me as a child I felt like I was missing something all my other friends had at least 1 grandfather. My grandson will know everything from good and bad about his grandpa Mike so that to him it would feel like he has known him all his life.
Thank You for the reply... You gave a lot to think about and things to do. Like picking out the Perfect Pictures for the Baby's Room ;-)
My husband and I together had 22 grandchildren. Two were born after he died, but I know my sons will keep his memories alive for them. He was a terrific Grandpa and all the kids still share special memories of him which is heartwarming. It unfortunately has taken me 4 years to start being the grandma these wonderful kids deserve. I am making a real effort this summer to make up time lost the last 4 years and enjoying every minute of it. Of course it is a lot of work, especially caring for the babies, out of practice and shape. It will never be the same but they are all growing up so quickly I don't want to loose another minute. They love coming here where we have lived for over 32 years, like their 2nd home, safe, secure and happy times. They deserve to have that back.
Thank You for your words. They help more than you know.