Wednesday Wonderings: Blessed Lulls

Suzanne Family, grandparenting

I became a first-time grandmother at age 51. At that time, I only had one friend who was also a new grandmother. Even now, most of my friends are still wishing, and hoping, and waiting… Here’s what I like to tell my friends who are in that “lull stage” (post empty-nest, weddings have started, no grandchildren yet): You’ve been given …

Wednesday’s Wonderings: Mimi Moments

Suzanne grandparenting

“A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” ~Amish proverb When my little granddaughter, Reagan Grace, turned three in August, I gave her twelve coupons for “Mimi Moments.” Once a month, I will take Reagan out for a planned outing: an ice cream cone, a cookie, something that includes sugar. And …