Sunday, November 08, 2020

On Becoming A Gigi

 As most of you know, we welcomed a grandson, Avery, into our family a few weeks ago. 
He is amazing and I will always be grateful that he is the one that made me a Gigi.  

Indulge me a few moments though as I muse about some of my thoughts and feelings. 
 I was not prepared for the emotions I would feel as I watched my little girl take care of her baby. 
 I have had the privilege of staying over most nights to help out on late night baby duty.  
The kids are doing amazingly well adjusting to the chaos that comes 
when you add a tiny human into your home.
  It's hard!  It's exhausting and filled with anxiety. 
  It's also joyful and amazing. 
 It's really difficult to see that part when you are in the middle of sleep deprivation and anxiety though.  I am so proud of these two! 
 They have supported one another and are working every day to figure out a way to make a new life.

I am totally in love with this baby.  I would hold him all day and all night.
  It's a fine line for me to walk. 
 OF COURSE, I want to be there all the time but
I know they need time to find their way as a new family.
  I stay the night and help with late night baby duty. 
 I am helping with the household chores, which is also my pleasure.

As most mom's know, the mother daughter relationship is complex. 
 Ours has mostly been a good relationship, but even we have our days.  

Nothing prepared me for having my daughter look at me
 when I was ready to leave and whisper, "Don't go". 
 My brave, amazing, confident daughter still wants and needs her mom. 
 My heart was in a puddle.  
She is gaining confidence daily. 
 She is already an amazing mom and just needs a little bit more sleep to realize it. 
 Her hubby has been so supportive and takes the shift before mine.
That guy has to patience of Job!  
I am so very proud of BOTH of them!  
Thank you so much for letting me share in this amazing time in your lives.  
You really have no idea how much it means to me.

~Love, Gigi


Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Pam what a wonderful experience for you to be there. Thank goodness for retirement! Enjoy you time!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Pam what a wonderful experience for you to be there. Thank goodness for retirement! Enjoy you time!

MaggieOz said...

Love to you all ad welcome little Avery Good on you Gigi fir helping out when your most needed xxxx

Fran said...

What a beautiful picture and post. So inspiring.

Patti said...

How I envy you, my days of helping with a first born are over but I did love every minute of it.

Angie said...

Beautiful picture! Avery is very, very blessed to have you as Gigi!👣❤💕

Bettina Groh said...

I'm so glad you are ALL enjoying this wonderful time. Isn't it funny that there are so many names ... I am a Granny which follows my family tradition. Bob's Mother was Grandma which followed hers!!

CA Bobbie said...

One of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. The love is shining from your face and your pose. I'd frame this one for my home. Congratulations from Bobbie in CA

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