Nana’s Corner: Sharing thoughts on becoming a new Grandmother

I just returned from being in Virginia where I spent time in my daughter’s home while she and her husband attended a wedding out of state. She is approximately 7-1/2 months pregnant with their first baby and our first grandchild. Anticipation and excitement at this prospect is running high.

The night before they left on their trip, we talked about the baby’s room: what color(s) to paint the walls in October when I head back down for a few days, what artwork she wants me to paint on the walls (i.e.tree, animals), and how to arrange the furniture in the small bedroom. I smiled and nodded but realized that she had changed her mind again about the colors in the room since the last time we talked. Tonight as we were talking on the phone was no exception–the colors had changed yet again. I will give an update on this at a later time.

Last week I found a little book entitled “Grand Moments for Grandmothers” by Tina Krause. It is filled with inspirational quotations, scriptures, and devotional readings especially for grandmothers. As it gets closer to the date of my daughter’s delivery, I am sure that these words of encouragement and inspirational thoughts will serve as a guideline to help me be the grandmother that the Lord intended for me to be and to enjoy all the wonderful moments that He has in store for both my husband and myself as we become grandparents.

Psalm 78:2, 4 (NIV) says, “I will utter hidden things from old…We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. May our lives exemplify all the good things that the Lord has done in our lives so that we can pass them along to our children and grand children.


Reading for October: “A Simple Act of Gratitude” by John Kralik