I almost didn’t want to write this post as I am aware that it could sound a little smug but I’m lucky. Incredibly lucky. Izzy is lucky. My other half is lucky. I’m also aware that this could change at anytime.
Yesterday myself, Izzy and my other half went out for lunch with his grandparents ( Izzys great grandparents) we do this at least once a month. They are fabulous with Izzy, still full of energy and I envy the relationship she has with them. Izzy also has another set of great grandparents who she sees regularly and loves to bits. Both sets are on her Dads side of the family.
Sharing Great Nannies lipstick:
You see both sets of my grandparents have passed away but to be honest even before they died we didn’t have much of a relationship. My grandfathers died before I could really understand and my grandmothers just weren’t very maternal – in fact I am amazed that my parents turned out the way they did because and this is the lucky part – I have the most wonderful parents. I know a lot of people think this but I really really do. I know that I could depend on them for absolutely anything. This means Izzy has fantastic grandparents. She adores both my mum and dad and my other halfs parents who are also fabulous. Her face lights up whenever she sees any of them and if a day has gone by without her mentioning them since she started talking well I don’t remember it.
She has 1 Nanna, 1 grandma, 2 grandpas, 1 great nannie, 1 great grampy, 1 little gran (great gran) and 1 (great) grandad and you know what she never EVER gets them confused.
Having my own child has made me value my parents so much. The grandparent role is such an important one in my eyes and I don’t know how I would cope without them but equally I don’t know how they managed to bring up me and my siblings without any of the same support and in such a way that we didn’t realise we missed out on that relationship. In fact it’s only really now seeing Izzy with them and her great grandparents that I appreciate how incredibly special can be.
I hope this doesn’t sound as though I am bragging but I just wanted to acknowledge that I know we are blessed. Maybe I didn’t have it but my daughter has and hopefully the new baby too – if only for now as who knows what life has planned for us and my advice is soak up every minute. Encourage that bond. Visit them more if you can. Take lots of photos.