Today I felt my world shift.
I was sitting on my daughter’s sofa folding baby clothes fresh from the dryer, and Laurinda was sitting nearby with baby Makiya. Suddenly my mind travelled back 30 years when my own mother sat on my sofa folding baby clothes and I held a baby Laurinda.
I realized that this little piece of life has moved 360 degrees and I am now the visiting Grandma. I’m the one helping out with the baby, cooking meals and just generally trying to help my daughter as she moves into her new role as Mom.
In a few weeks I will turn 50, I am now a Grandma, and life moves ahead. What a miracle this circle of life really is.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Oh, what a special moment. Thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂

  2. I am so glad that you shared that wonderful insight with us. Thanks.

  3. Beautiful…both of you. I hit the big five-oh this year too.

  4. Beautiful, adorable baby! Thanks for sharing this precious moment.

    Congratulations from one grandma to another!

  5. A miracle indeed! And your granddaughter is just precious.

  6. PS Love the new pic of you and the wee angel!

  7. I didn’t realize this is your first!! Oh the joy! I became one last year and it is so wonderful –never thought that role would be but it is awesome! Cuddle that baby for me! Mine is visiting me here next month:)

  8. All – I am sure that grandparenthood is going to be the BEST! Thank you for all your comments, I truly feel that I am entering the best phase of my life.

    Trying to stay calm – thank you for visiting! I hope you come by again!

  9. Come on in, the water’s fine *laugh* — the 50’s are wonderful so far…

    What a wonderful moment of clarity for you *smiling*

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