Friday, July 12, 2013

Celebrating the Day I Changed My Name

There are moments in life when you know your world is forever changed. The day you graduate from high school or college, the day you marry, when your children are born etc. You get the drift. Then there are days that change your life in ways you never imagined. I've changed my name before; when I married, became a parent and then when this little princess was born. My name became "Mimi" three years ago today. I knew I longed for grandchildren but I had no idea the effect it would have on my life. Any grandparent out there knows what I mean. You think you know before hand, you don't know.

I love my children, don't get me wrong. I love being their mom and wouldn't trade it for the world. That being said to become a grandparent is something that can't be explained. I am not really sure what it is that tilts the earth on its axis but man oh man, does it ever! I felt like I had waited so long for grandchildren that I might be a little let down. That perhaps it wasn't going to be all I had built it up in my mind to be. This was not the case! It was that and more. Much more.

She has grown up so fast and has been joined by two precious little boys since then.  First her baby brother and most recently by a cousin. I lamented I would never have any grandchildren and now there have been three in three years! I wouldn't have it any other way.

She talks a blue streak, has an attitude a mile wide, is smarter than the average bear, loves cake, pahcorn (popcorn), Dora and Cinallela (Cinderella), would rather read a book than do anything else, hates her hands being dirty and has logged more miles on an airplane in her short life than most people do in a lifetime.  She runs the show, no doubt about it! She has more adults wrapped around her little finger than the law should allow.

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! I love my new name, Mimi.


  1. What a lovely child (and a beautiful blanket keeping her warm)! Being a grandma is the most wonderful thing in the world. I have three grandchildren and they really fill me up. Happy Birthday to your little sweetheart, "Mimi".

  2. So beautifully said. I am in total agreement. Being a grandma is just the best thing in life. Nothing gets any better.

  3. A lovely have been truly blessed and so have your grandchildren to have you for a Mimi.

  4. Isn't that the truth? I love this post. It made me cry! The love grandparents have for their grandchildren is a whole new level of love...

  5. Happy Birthday to your precious little one and Happy Mimi Day to you! I love how you wrote about what it is like to be a Grandma... something wonderful to look forward to.

  6. Oh my! You describe the grandparent syndrome perfectly! Who knew? After my granddaughter was born (also 3 years ago!) it wasn't long before my youngest daughter commented, "Mom, you know you still have kids, right?" I think she felt neglected.

    Congratulations on 3 wonderful grands - and your new name!

  7. Nice blog, she is so adorable. She is looking darling in pink frock. Someday I'll have to try some of these stitches. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful essay, Martha, and I love seeing those photos again. What a little charmer! Having grands is such a wonderful thing!


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