A Big Secret Revealed!
I’ve been keeping secrets from you. I know, that’s not very nice. I’ve been keeping this BIG secret inside since Halloween and I’ve been dying to share, but I was sworn to secrecy, and I’m a good secret keeper. But now I’ve been given permission to share.
Instead of coming right out and telling you, I’m going to make you guess. I’ll give you some clues. Here’s your first clue. See that old lady on the right? That’s me. That’s your first clue.
Okay, here’s your second clue.
Okay, if you haven’t guessed by now, here’s your final clue.
Yep. I’m going to be a GRANDMA!! Say what?! How does a 36 year-old (who, I might add, was never a teen mom) become a grandma? you may ask.
When my husband’s niece was 9, she came to live with us in foster care. What was supposed to be a temporary arrangement became a full-blown adoption. That little girl has gone and grown up on us and she is now a 21 year-old married woman who is 11 weeks pregnant with her first baby! That makes me a grandma-to-be!!
It is a little surreal to think that from here on out I will be referred to as grandma. I’m contemplating another name (any ideas for me??) just to maintain some sense of my youth. But I’ll tell you one thing, I am going to be the most fun granny in town! The only downside is that they live a few states away (waaaa), but technology is amazing and has a way of keeping families close, even when they are geographically far.
I am really excited about this new adventure of grandmother-hood and look forward to sharing this journey with you all!