Deep exhale. I can finally share the news I’ve held inside for a while:
I’m gonna be a grandma!
I’m really good at holding confidences. I do it for a living. It’s a given in the therapy field that most of what goes in my ears never comes outta my mouth.
I don’t tell other people what I’ve heard.
A long time ago, I got used to just not sharing when people share deep, important, profound things with me. I don’t even think about it anymore.
However, I got a little gift on Mother’s Day that wasn’t for broader sharing at the time. I bit my tongue for a looooong time. It is my kids’ news to share, so it was my responsibility to keep quiet until they shared their pregnancy with the world–but I’ll fully admit that not telling anyone wasn’t easy!
Now I can announce the news to the world!!
I was over at my grandbaby’s house the other day, and asked the baby’s mom if I could have a little visit with my newest favorite little person. She obliged and put the doppler on her belly.
(You can order these things on Amazon and have one at home to listen everyday–amazing. I used to wait all month for this at the doctor’s office when I was expecting.)
I heard the little my grandbaby’s heartbeat, strong and steady–and beautiful!
And I fell in love.
Listen to the sound that will change my life, our family’s life, forever:
This will change the rhythm of our lives for ever.
The best Mother’s Day gift ever–ahem, Grandmother’s Day gift actually! 🙂