Gentle nudging…

I learned BIG news last weekend, but I was told to sit on it.  I was not allowed to tell a bunch of other folks, I was not allowed to post it on Facebook and I was told quite clearly that I was not to write about it in my blog.  So I sat on it…somewhat.  I had to tell a few family members lest I implode.  And then I told a couple of my colleagues who I knew wouldn’t rat me out for telling.  And of course I told Mike and Cheyenne.  But I didn’t post it on Facebook and I said nothing in my blog. I guess you could say I didn’t so much sit on the information as I sat next to it.

Now the embargo has been lifted and I am allowed to tell everyone and anyone I choose via whatever medium I choose.  So I am shouting it from the rooftops and into the blogosphere - MY DAUGHTER SARAH IS PREGNANT!!!!  Yes…finally…two years and hundreds of stick pins later I got to hear the words I have been begging to hear from Sarah for years. 

I am so thrilled for Sarah and Dusty.  After years of honing their parenting abilities on my grand dogs they finally decided to move to the next level.  And me - well, I have been waiting patiently for the moment when they decided they were ready to parent a human child. 

Well, patiently is probably not exactly the right word.  I have been accepting that they weren’t ready to take the big leap into parenthood begrudgingly.  I may have been gently nudging them over the years to take the leap.  Of course, that is my framing of my behavior.  I think if you ask Sarah and Dusty they may have mistakenly taken my gentle nudging as my single-minded, all-encompassing directive.  You know, sometimes I really do feel misunderstood.

But it matters not now how we arrived at this point, the importance lies in the fact that we are here - PREGNANT.  All is right with the world and joy abounds throughout the family that the eldest child and grandchild in the family is going to experience the joys of parenting; to include the terrible twos, the teenage years and yes – the years of waiting for an adult child to finally reproduce.  But hey, I am not bitter. ;-)

Regular readers know that I am already a ”glamma” (I may indeed be “grand” but when I hear “grandma” the mental image does not jive with my self-image – so I do what I can to save myself from spending money on therapy – hence glamma – I am okay with putting the glam in grand parenting).  I have two beautiful grandchildren – Noah, Jr. and Cortney – in Canada.  I don’t get to see them enough which wears on a glamma’s heart.  Noah, Jr. and Cortney are the primary reason for my intrigue and interest in autism (see My Heart is on the Spectrum).  I can’t wait for Noah, Jr. and Cortney to have a little cousin to love.

I must say though – now that Sarah is pregnant – that I do feel that the universe has acknowledged my dedicated nudging efforts.  You see,  Sarah’s due date is July 8, 2012 only a few days away from my July 5 birthday.  What are the odds???? Believe what you will, but I believe the universe is intent on rewarding me with the best birthday gift ever. 

Not that I will have to wait for this birthday gift; oh, no – I will have Sarah jogging around the block on July 4th  and I will be having a brand new grand baby on my birthday.  What??  Too much?? Gentle nudging people, that is all it is. ;-)

Day eight hundred and fifty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to Gentle nudging…

  1. Paul E. Cline says:

    Congratulations. I am on grand child # 2. Don’t tell my son, but there are quit a few times that I like what he produces better then him. :-)

  2. Barbara says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! To both Sarah and Glamma!

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