It is funny how things can change in a day, a week, a month or a year. Sometimes the changes are bad ones and sometimes they are good one’s. Our family have had a little of each in the last couple of years. When I got sick in 2016, it was out of the blue. One day I was working 12 hour days and bringing in pay cheque. The next day I was in ICU and although I was extremely grateful to have made it out, I would never be the same again.

I tried

Resuming my usual schedule but it was not to be. I am no longer able to make a pay cheque nor could I complete the variety or volume of jobs I could in the past. For me things would never be the same.

The freedom that came with having a well-respected job was lost along with my freedom and my autonomy. Today I can hardly get into or out of the car. I certainly cannot drive anymore because of the uncertainty of my conditions. It has taken the entire family to get me to where I am today and I am so grateful for them. From that time to now, I have rarely been alone.  Without my family I am not sure what would have happened.

A Full House

Then the good stuff started happening. In September my daughter and her husband told us the news. They were expecting. The baby would be due at the end of April 2018. That day was amazing and I will never forget seeing that beautiful ultrasound. It was something that I thought would never happen. And yet here we were, about to be grandparents and loving every minute of it

We Are Thrilled

This baby has given the family an entire new focus. Having him has brought the family together in a nano second and in a way that nothing else could.  It has been over 10 years since we have had a baby in the family. He is a very welcome addition.

To everyone’s surprise this bundle of joy arrived on March 22, at 6:26 pm weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 5 weeks early. But  he is healthy and happy to spend lots of time cuddling with his mom and dad.

We saw a part of my daughter that I didn’t know was there and her partner has amazed me. I know now that no matter what happens I no longer have to worry about these two people because they have become a family.

Worried about the part I would be able to play with this baby and not sure if I would be able to manage getting to the hospital and back, if I would be able to even hold him.

Thinking it would be too much for me I was prepared to not be able to hold him, it was anything but too much for me.  My husband got a cold and was unable to go to the hospital. I managed to get there and back with a little help from my son. It has been almost two years since I have truly been independent and on my own.

Making sure to take extra puffer with me and to take all precautions and not take any chances on not getting home safely. Holding the baby and cuddling him for a few hours, is amazing and we had a “talk” about all the things I could and would do for him.

What Will My Granny Name Be?

Having tried out Grandma, I am not stuck on it and wanted Granny but they tell me I am too young so I may go for Granny. The point is this, in the fall of my life, and the Spring of this year, I have been given a new lease on life. I now have more reasons to live  and to live every day to it largest capacity. This little guy deserves to have a grandma to spoil him because his parents won’t, and I am that grandma.








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