Thursday, April 16, 2009



[gran-muhth-er, grand-, gram-] Show IPA
1.the mother of one's father or mother.
2.a female ancestor.

There are many names for grandmother's. Nana, Nanny K, Nanny B, etc..., I am called" Nindy"- a cross between Cindy and Nanny. ( My 2 year old grandaughter, Ava, calls me "Ninny.")

I always wanted to be a mother, and now, in this season of my life, I was so looking forward to being a grandmother. I made a deal with my husband; as soon as we had a grandbaby, I got to retire from the insurance business (after 28 years). I was so glad I made that deal!!!! When I heard Jeff and Deziray were expecting, not only was I going to be a grandma; I got to retire for the first time since I was 14 years old from a job.

The first day I found out about the baby, I bought a journal. Here is the first entry: July 17th, 2004- Today we were told you are growing in mommy's tummy. We are so excited to meet you and hold you! Your mommy and daddy were so excited about you, they flew a plane over our city to announce you're upcoming arrival. I can already feel you in my heart and I am praying for you, mommy and daddy. I bet you were looking out of mommy's belly button when she told us. I hope you felt all the love from everyone that was there. We are going to have so much fun together.

My oldest grandaughter is Alessondra. She is 4 years old. She looks just like her daddy and has the personality of her mother. She is a little "firecracker"! I have never met a personality such as hers. She is beautiful , with brown eyes, brown hair and dimples. She is so smart. She learned to do sign language when she was 9 months old. It was remarkable to see someone that young to communicate that she wants "to play" or "wants more". She lights up a room when she enters it!

Ava is almost 3. The first thing you notice about her are her huge, beautiful eyes. Maybelline will not make a dime off of her! She has blonde hair (a bowl cut) that looks adorable on her. It fits her petite features. She has such a sweet spirit and is so lovable. For now, she calls me "Ninny", but if it never changes to "Nindy", it will not bother me. ( A movie is a loovie, so she has her own words for some things) She looks half like her mom and half like her dad, which is not surprising- if you saw both of their toddler pictures, they looked like they could be brother and sister.

Kinzie is 5 months old. She has strawberry blonde hair and 2 huge dimples when she smiles. She is adorable and learning new things everyday. She hears and sees everything. She lights up when she sees or hears her mother's voice. She is rolling over and loves to grab onto necklaces and hair.

I am so blessed to have these angels in my life. People say the best thing about being a grandparent, is that you can give them back. I have never felt that way. I love having them anytime and will re-arrange my schedule so I can babysit them.

I hope the girls know that I am praying for them everyday. Not only for their safety, health, but for their future and the decisions they make, even for their soul mates in marriage.

Psalms 78:4 " We will not hide the truth from our children, but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did.

Until my next blog- Love, Nindy
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