From Parents to Grandparents


In the blink of an eye, we welcomed

our grandchild and officially started a

new journey as grandparents.  Awesome!

Honored to be in the delivery room!


Isabella Rose entered our world

and lives with a hearty newborn cry.

In an instant our daughter and son in law

became parents and began new roles


while gazing at the baby.  A tiny babe!

Miracle of miracles!  The most beautiful

baby in the entire world.  Every parent

experiences this wonderful feeling.


Our tasks this trip: cook the festive

Christmas meal.  Hold the little one.

Do odd jobs around the house.  Teach

a bit:  the rooting reflex.  Tutelage. Do not


wake a sleeping baby.  Most importantly:

LOVE this child.  The rest will follow.

Nurse, change diapers, swaddle and

hold the baby.  Repeat the process.

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Routines were established.  Sleep when

the baby sleeps.  Delegate tasks to

your husband such as laundry.  Trips

outside the home are exhausting.


Paraphernalia to accompany the new

child.  Packed and unpacked. Planning is

key.  We rested in between our visits in

the comfort of a lovely nearby inn


where we could sit by the fireplace

and bask in the joy of our new roles.

Now I understood what had been told

us:  the parents were henceforth in charge!


We ended our visit knowing our new

grandchild was safely in the loving arms

of doting parents.  This December we

observed the new generation begin!


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36 Responses to From Parents to Grandparents

  1. A perfectly wonderful way to close the old year and embark on the new! 💞 Beautiful Baby! Blessings and love all around… xoxoox

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  2. R Nemecek says:

    What a wonderful description of our days with the new grandchild! A game-changing experience all around!

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  3. Emily says:

    Love this post so much and this new journey together! Xoxo God bless Isabella Rose!

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    She is beautiful. Congratulations! Being a grandmother is a special joy. I wish you all ✨ health & happiness in The New Year!

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  5. Darlene says:

    Huge congratulations!! The bond between grandparents and grandchildren has to be experienced in order to understand it. Enjoy every minute. What a little sweetie. xo

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    • Darlene, thank you for your wonderful comment. You have experienced it, I can tell. Now it is clear when people used to tell us after a visit that the best part is they go home with their parents. Gazing at that angelic face and holding that tiny body are hard to describe. We are enjoying each minute. We even get frequent photos throughout the day. Blessings in 2023! oxox

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  6. I’m so excited for you. Being a grandparent is one of the most satisfying roles in life. Your photos are lovely, and your words sparkle.

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    • Anne, thank you for your kind comment. Already I am feeling the satisfaction of this new role. One day, little Isabella can look over these words about her in wonder. I like your term “sparkle” to describe my words. Blessings to you in 2023! oxox

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  7. Maria Giudice says:

    Like you said one day,little Isabella she’s going to love each word beautiful you describe,you are the best Maryann ,I always enjoy the beautiful pictures you post,,bless you and family Happy New Year 2023,,,🍾🥂

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    • Maria, thank you so much for your loving comment. I would have to also say that you are the best. My children still consider you family and recall moments when you cared for them. We wish you the same: a Happy, Blessed New Year! Love to all! oxox


  8. Wonderful, congratulations. And Welcome to the World little one. There is a song called that by Roy Bailey a British folk singer. Enjoy.

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  9. Annika Perry says:

    Mary Ann, congratulations to you both on becoming grandparents. Isabella Rose is adorable and the most beautiful baby – a child that will be loved in abundance! How wonderful you were there at the birth of her. My mother was with me and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! We are connected from the very first breath of my son’s life as you will be with your granddaughter! With much love to you all!

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