I AM A GRANDMA! I have friends who are grandmas and they tried to paint a picture for me of what it will be like when my day finally came. I thought maybe I had an idea of what it would be like.................. I wasn't even close! No words can describe it.
First of all my grandson has stolen my heart! I will never be the same! I am changed forever! I am so grateful he is here healthy and happy. I am so grateful for an amazing daughter who is a ROCK STAR! She is meant to be a mom! A total natural! I wish I would have had her patience and laid-backness. And her sweet husband is just the BEST! I am just so grateful!
I have this overwhelming feeling of wanting more than ever to protect my family from the evil in today's world! It has taken on a whole new level and meaning to me. This perfect little boy has been brought into a very imperfect world. I just want to keep him in a bubble. But I know that is not possible. So then I have the strong desire to teach, teach, teach, anything and everything that will protect him. Life isn't meant to be easy. If it were, we wouldn't learn the lessons we need to learn to grow and develop and be molded into the person our Heavenly Father wants us to become. Our trials teach us. BUT its up to us to allow our trials to teach us in a positive way. We can choose how we react to our trials and IF we want to come out of that trial a better person or a bitter person. The choice really relies on us.
So as we manage our way through this state called LIFE, we can choose our paths of happiness and growth or we can allow ourselves to be victims to the inevitable challenges and trials that will be placed in front of us. Have you ever met a person with terminal cancer who seems to be at peace and still lives everyday appreciating the life they have that day? How much better that is then meeting someone with terminal cancer who is angry, down and depressed because they have let the negative of their challenge over take them? We can apply this scenario to each of our lives. Do we look for the good in our lives on a daily basis or do we concentrate too much on the negative and everything we don't have? Are we happy for others around us that are experiencing joy in their lives, or do we envy and have ill feelings because they have something we don't currently have?
I have a motto that consists of being happy for others who are experiencing life's blessings. I will try to explain it; if I am happy for others that are experiencing joy and successes in their lives, and I try to not compare my current experiences with theirs, someday I will enjoy those same wonderful joys and successes. But if I envy or covet and wish and want right now for what they have, I have just taken steps backwards and I am that much further from enjoying my own joys and successes.
Choosing to be happy in each moment we experience is a choice. Choosing to love and be happy for others around us that experience joys and successes in their lives will only increase our own joys! I am looking forward to watching my daughter and my son-in-law experience the joys of parenthood. I have no doubt they will be amazing. I know I can't protect them from the challenges that come with it, these times will be learning experiences for them. I can't protect them from these times, but I can choose to help and teach and love. Let the new adventure begin!
"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."