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Meaningful Mondays: The best thing about being a grandmother

May 8, 2017
Best thing about being a grandmother

Best thing about being a grandmother


This month I’m writing about Making May Your Month of Happiness  and what could bring more happiness to our lives than our grandchildren?

The best thing about being a grandmother apart from just having grandchildren is the joy they bring to our lives.

Although it is difficult to select one ‘best thing’ isn’t it?

This is the first of a two-part series.  Today I’m sharing my thoughts and in the next post, I’ve asked 6 other grandmothers what they feel is the best thing about being a grandmother.  I do hope you will look out for that one later this week.

Being with my grandson, Ethan makes me STOP and enjoy the moment rather than rushing through the day and missing out on so many simple but wonderful things in life.

I recently read on a Facebook post that a grandmother had lost her grandchildren because their parents divorced and the mother moved to another country. She has not had contact with them for quite some time.

This story pulled at my heart as I just don’t know what would happen to me if I couldn’t see my grandson, Ethan.  I have spent each Wednesday with him since he was born.  He brings such joy to my life and I feel like my heart could burst with the love I have for him.  I have enjoyed being a grandmother because I can share in his experiences of life as I have the time now.  My heart melts when I hear ‘Come on, Nan!’, as he shows me his next discovery.

Ethan has made me really stop and enjoy the moment and I am so grateful I have the time to be able to share this with him.  I love watching his development and also realise that being a grandparent means I am a role model for him which is a huge responsibility.  You might enjoy reading my post Are you a healthy role model for your children and grandchildren?

I’m a ‘Nan’ to my darling grandson Ethan who just turned 3 and ‘Nanna Sue’ to Lexie, Harry & Camden (grandchildren on my husband’s side).  We don’t see Lexie, Harry and Camden often but I make all of them a special birthday cake each year which they just love.  I love thinking up new ideas and although I’m not a professional. even I think the cakes look great because they are made with love.

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In my next post, I ask 6 grandmother’s what is the best thing about being a grandmother.  Don’t miss it!

Are you a grandmother?  What is the best thing about being a grandmother for you?  I’d love you to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.


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  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill May 8, 2017 at 11:30

    Being a Nan is just the best thing isn’t it Sue? Unconditional, simple, uncomplicated and just pure bliss. You are so blessed to have Ethan every week and I know he will benefit immensely from his time with you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 8, 2017 at 16:18

      It certainly is Leanne and you don’t really know until you experience it! I love Wednesdays and I’m looking forward to sharing your thoughts later in the week. xx

  • Reply Linda Feray May 8, 2017 at 12:00

    I am a blogger over 60 and I have 8 grandchildren! They are such a joy to me and enrich my life in ways I never thought possible. It’s great to find another Aussie blogger who is also a grandmother! I’ve followed you on Instagram after I discovered the grandmother bloggers link party. I’m getting up the nerve to join as I’ve never blogged before and am really just getting my feet wet. Anyway so glad I found this group because it seems everyone is younger than I am until now!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 8, 2017 at 16:19

      Hi Linda how lovely of you to comment and I’d love to get to know you more. Please come and join us at the link up and I must follow you on Instagram as well. Wow 8 grandchildren fantastic and don’t they each bring their own joy. Looking forward to getting to know you and thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous week.

  • Reply Donna May 8, 2017 at 12:08

    Great minds think alike, Sue! I recently finished writing the post, “You Know You’re A Grandparent When….”. That post is set to publish in five hours from now.
    I totally agree with your above sentiments on being a Grandparent. I greatly look forward to reading your upcoming post from six grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 8, 2017 at 16:20

      Hi Donna! Oh I will have to check out your post when it publishes. Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by. x

      • Reply Donna May 8, 2017 at 23:39

        Hi, Sue – My recent ‘grandparent’ post is published now. I love that our blogs are in the same niche. We have so much to share.

        • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2017 at 14:09

          Hi Donna I loved your post and yes it is lovely that we can share the same niche. There are many mummy bloggers out there which is nice but not always relevant to what I’m writing about. Have a great week!

  • Reply Debbie May 8, 2017 at 17:12

    I’m not a grandmother yet but hopefully one day soon…your post is lovely Sue and I’m so happy for you to have such a special bond with Ethan. Enjoy ❤️

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 8, 2017 at 17:59

      Thanks Debbie! Being a grandmother is such a wonderful experience and Ethan has really stolen my heart. Have a great week!

  • Reply Roxanne Jones May 9, 2017 at 06:12

    Such joy! I had the privilege of becoming a grandmother without first being a mother–thanks to a later-in-life marriage to a man who had a grown son. We Skype and talk on the phone with Levi, and he’s started using email (my stepson, daughter-in-law and grandson live on the other side of the U.S., so we don’t get to see them too often). It’s been amazing to see him grow (he’s now eight).

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2017 at 14:11

      They grow too quickly Roxanne! My husband’s daughter had two children so I was a step-grandmother to them for quite a while. Then my daughter had her son, Ethan and I thought my heart would burst. Skype and phone are great for long distance relationships aren’t they? You don’t have to miss out on seeing them grow and communicating regularly. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Julia Dent May 9, 2017 at 06:48

    This is such a sweet post! Perfect for Mother’s Day! 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 9, 2017 at 14:11

      Oh thank you Julia, I’m pleased you enjoyed my take on Mother’s Day as a grandmother. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by to comment. x

  • Reply Obsessivemom May 10, 2017 at 22:11

    I think being a grand mom is such a great thing – you have the luxury of loving the grandkids without bothering too much about rules, which you can leave to the mums and dads. You make me want to become a grand mom. It’s still a long way off, though. #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2017 at 09:31

      Exactly – loving without the rules. Enjoy your children now as they grow so quickly but yes you will enjoy the next stage I’m sure. Have a beautiful Mother’s Day and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Marnie May 15, 2017 at 09:27

    such a sweet post! I am sending it to my mom on Mothers Day since she is such a special part of my daughters life. Thank you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:16

      Oh thank you Marnie and I’m sure you Mum would love your gesture. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville May 15, 2017 at 20:53

    I love that quote about falling in love. I know my mum feels the same with her grandchildren, she actually said to me the other day that they are the best gift she has ever been given in her life #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:11

      I know I have fallen in love with Ethan, Mackenzie. He stole my heart and it is such a wonderful type of love you just can’t explain it. I agree with your Mum that grandchildren are the best gift. Have a fabulous day. x

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  • Reply Clearissa Coward September 12, 2017 at 11:12

    Lovely post. Being a grandmother is simply the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. I so love my daughter but her children are the sunshine of my life. Being a grandmother has taught me how to quietly love. They have taught me that love doesn’t have to be loud or showy. It just simply has to be. I thoroughly enjoyed your post.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 14, 2017 at 10:51

      Isn’t it the best thing Clearissa? I like your idea of quietly loving – so beautiful xx

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