Thoroughly Modern Mimis: Grandmothering is…


Welcome back to Thoroughly Modern Mimis! Mimi, Grammy, Nana, GiGi, Oma, Grandma . . . they’re all terms of endearment for one of the most important roles in life’s second act: grandparenting. And what a grand act it is!

Fill in the blank: Grandmothering is _____.


The best job in the world!!! —Linda Merwin Ware

A gift from God and needs to be warmly embraced. —Cheryl Marie Forget-DeForest

Overwhelming joy! —Linda Baio

Loving unconditionally. —Rosemary

A privilege. —Gail Estes Hollingsworth

How to keep young of heart, body, and mind! —Melody Tiegs

The best thing that happened to me!! —Sue Williams

A life-changing joy. —Roberta Peden

Another chance to fill you heart and home with love and kisses. —Rosemarie Gower Kelley

Is the most precious gift you will ever receive! —Barbara Lyman

A blessing and a job never done. —Rita Cruz

Priceless. —Pam Witczak Fallin

God’s reward for mothering teenagers. —Brenda Vess Teague

Payback! —Estela Barrera

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Shirley Chapel says:

    A great joy for the soul.

  2. Kim Hampton says:

    Grandmothering is getting to see your child get to experience all the joys and sorrows you experienced while raising them.

  3. Patsy H. says:

    Grandmothering is a sweet bond between a little boy and his Nannutter!

  4. vickie couturier says:

    Grandmothering is: the sweetest feeling ever ,having those little arms around your neck and those kissses are like raindrops to the thirsty,,I have 13 blessings and adore them all!

  5. Love these insights and impressions!

  6. Connie Roberts says:

    Grandmothering is a precious gift from God & something I will always cherish!