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Promises to My Unborn Grandson

Grandparent, added to MsDora's profile of teacher and counselor after she became a senior citizen, gives her a new interest to explore.

Five  Promises for My Unborn Grandson

Five Promises for My Unborn Grandson

My heartbeat quickened when I heard that my grandson would arrive on or close to my birthday in early April. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with him a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to my unborn grandson.

(1) You Have A Special Place in My Heart

For twenty years friends, relatives and strangers have asked me, “No grandchildren yet?”

My answer was, “I cannot make grandchildren.”

Now, I tell them even if they don’t ask. “I’ll be a grandmother, soon.”

You, my dearest, have a special place in my heart among other reasons because:

  • You are responsible for my grand promotion from mother to grandmother.
  • You are the first to grant me this honor.
  • You add to the reasons that your parents will be happy to have me around.
  • You offer me another chance to be refreshed by the innocence of a baby’s smile, the newness of a baby’s smell, and the satisfying warmth of a baby’s touch.
  • None of the above reasons can ever change.

(2) I Will Always Love You

God loves me so much that He has given me, through you, a second chance at loving and nurturing a baby, which will feed my sense of productive womanhood.

God loves you so much that He has put inside my heart, a warm and fuzzy blanket made from love and care for your well-being.

I’d like for you to call me Grandma. Of course, I’m telling you what I will like to be called, before you can interrupt me. However, if when you begin to speak, you create your own name for me, I will love whatever the word is, just because you say it. Grandmother by any name you choose will be music to my ears.

Whatever you call me, I promise that we will spend time together, hug and cuddle, share stories and picture books, laugh out loud, count from one to ten and everything else old-fashioned Grandmas do.

Hopefully, I’ll keep up with you on your electronic gadgets, at least until you’re five; otherwise, you’ll teach Grandma what nobody else did, so you can enjoy my company as much as I enjoy yours. No matter what you call me, I’ll hear Grandma, and I will always love you.

Update: I Stand By My Promises

My grandson arrived early, safely and in good health.  Used by Permission

My grandson arrived early, safely and in good health. Used by Permission

(3) I Accept You As God's Gift to Me

I thank God for you. He gave you to your parents and to me as an amazing expression of His love for our family. We accept you and value you as His unique gift to us.

You are His special gift to me, because He chose us for each other.

  • He chose my child to be your parent.
  • Part of His purpose in keeping me alive, is to grant me the opportunity to enjoy you.

Because you are His gift to me, I am determined to follow His counsel concerning how I should influence your life. I will pass on to you all the wisdom I have learned from Him. I will share with you all the goodness I have seen Him do. I will entrust you to Him daily for His blessings.

(4) I Am Committed to Your Happiness

My promise to you is the same promise I made to your parents: to make your happiness my priority; and there’s nothing you can ever do to change that. I am committed to supporting your spiritual and emotional health; to doing whatever I can to help you maintain your joy.

You can count on my love always—to support your parent’s effort to bring you up “with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4 NLT); He promises joy and success to those who obey Him.

  • I will cheer you on when you make purposeful strides.
  • I will warn you if you seem to turn your head in the wrong direction.
  • I will comfort and encourage you when life confuses you.
  • I will help you discover and pursue God’s plan for your life—“plans . . . to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).

(5) I Am Praying for Your Safe Arrival

You can count on my prayers. I’m praying now that:

  • You will arrive in good health.
  • You will have a great capacity for wisdom and understanding.
  • Your love tank will be ready to receive all the love that God has given us for you.

Safe travel, and see you soon.

Grandma is anxious to receive you into her lap of love.

Polling Grandmothers' Age

© 2013 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 19, 2015:

Thanks Bluebird. Two years after, I have one other grandchild. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings (grandchildren) flow)

bluebird on July 19, 2015:

How exciting! Congratulations and lots of well wishes for the future of your family and newest family member so dear.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 01, 2013:

Moonlake, Congratulations! I share your great, grand joy awaiting the arrival of your great grand baby. I haven't met my grand baby in person yet, but we skype every Sunday and I talk about him for the rest of the week. I think these are lasting joys!

moonlake from America on July 31, 2013:

I'm sure your still enjoying that grandbaby. Enjoyed your hub. We're waiting for our great-grandbaby any day now. Voted up

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on April 22, 2013:

ms dora sister what a beautiful write you have here. This is a keeper your grandson will cherish. You are priceless ms Dora. You are going to be a perfect grandma. Love never fails sister. Grand parenting is the most amazing, wonderful gift. I think our gift for surviving parenting. It is so much the same but so different. The same thing is God never changes His word is the same yesterday today tomorrow. Raise a child up in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Proverbs.

By now you have your grandson. My Love. Enjoy dear one, you will. You will. God is sooo.....good. In Christ, Skye

PS I love his precious name. Gabriel. Love it Absolutely beautiful.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 14, 2013:

Thanks for your support, and your interest in the little one. He is 17 days old now, but I'm still not ready with pictures. Probably later.

lcbenefield on April 13, 2013:

How beautiful. Congratulations. I look forward to the picture layouts of the new little one.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 28, 2013:

Thanks, Mama Kim, for your vote on the article, but especially for your confidence that I'd be wonderful at grandparenting.

Sasha Kim on March 27, 2013:

Beautiful Dora ^_^ I'm so happy for you! Grandparents are very special to children and I just know you'll be wonderful. Voting up and beautiful!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 26, 2013:

Ebonny, thanks for your very kind wish. I do look forward to enjoying him.

Ebonny from UK on March 26, 2013:

Hello Ms Dora - This hub is a most thoughtful and loving gift for your grandson to read for himself when he is old enough. May you both enjoy one another to the fullest.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 24, 2013:

Thanks, Billy. I'm so happy already. I waited long. I hope you'd get your turn.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 24, 2013:

It hasn't happened for me, yet, but hooray for you and may you be deliriously happy with your grandchild.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 22, 2013:

Thanks, DDE. I pray that I would enjoy life with my grandson.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2013:

Great stuff and so well thought of you must enjoy the best years of your life

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 22, 2013:

Thanks Rajan Jolly, for your kind thoughts and wishes..

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 21, 2013:

These are beautiful feelings, beautiful thoughts. I'm sure you will be a wonderful Grandmother. Wishing you all the best in your new role as well.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 21, 2013:

Andrea, all the best to you and the baby. I love you both. Looking forward to the event and the years beyond.

Andrea on March 21, 2013:

What a beautiful letter to baby Gabriel. I love it and I know he will too.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 21, 2013:

Thank you, Laurel. Girl, I'm praying not to spoil that baby, but to love him in a that pleases God and is profitable to him. God help me!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 21, 2013:

Lambservant, thank you for your insight into grandparenting. I'm blessed to learn from people like you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 21, 2013:

Sandra, thanks for the Heads Up, and for your blessings. I am so looking forward to the experience.

Sandra on March 21, 2013:

Welcome!!! You will discover many things about yourself from this new and truly marvelous experience. You will have such a deep love for your grandson and more protective in some ways than you were as a mother. God bless you in this new role of your life.

Linda on March 21, 2013:

Congratulations on writing Dora! You are full of surprises. Congrats most of all on becoming a grandmother. I treasure my grands above all things. Hope you are well and happy.

Lori Colbo from United States on March 20, 2013:

Praise the Lord! Congratulations Ms Dora for your coming grandson. Being a grandparent is the most beautiful things in all my life. Parenting is full of so many struggles, and though there is much joy also, being a grandparent is so much more enjoyable in that you have more time, experience behind you which brings wisdom, and you can hand down traditions or start new ones. The most precious moments in my life are often spent one on one with one of my grandchildren. God bless you Ms Dora and baby boy.

Laurel on March 20, 2013:

Congratulations, Grandma happy for you. What a wonderful outlook on the subject of grandparenting truly inspiring. Don't go spoiling that baby now. Enjoy every moment you spend with him/her, Blessings to you and family.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Creation, still excited for number six eh? Congratulations to you, too. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

creation56 on March 20, 2013:

I am expecting my 6th Grandchild, a boy, by my daughter and her husband. Yeah, thanks for giving me a chance to share that. Congratulations, I can't wait for him to meet you, he is so blessed! I know this, because I know you...just saying!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Sallybea, thanks for your generous thought. Perhaps, starting with one will be joyful enough. Thanks for making me smile.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

RTalloni, I can hardly wait, but I believe you. Thanks for your validation.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Eric, seems the grandchild also has a grand impact on the grandparent. Thanks for your input.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Thanks, Lifegate. I believe that I will also refer to my grandson as a "Special blessing."

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on March 20, 2013:

Well MsDora, Congratulations!

Grandparenting is wonderful! I'm up to six now and they are all a special blessing. You'll love it! Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 20, 2013:

Wonderful perspective of life, extending far beyond the immediate subject matter. Grand parents clearly have Grand impact on children.

RTalloni on March 20, 2013:

Oh…just wait! The excitement only builds. :)

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on March 20, 2013:

How wonderful MsDora, I am thrilled for you and your family. I hope the little one (or two!) will bring you all much joy. Blessings

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Thank you, Adelyn. We can share my grandson until you get your own. Love you always.

Adelyn on March 20, 2013:

This is so wonderful make me want to be a grandma. But like you were before my answer have been "I cannot make grandchildren" Love it Dora and I feel the excitement as if I am also a part of this grand-parenting

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Thanks, Dee. I'm waiting for the experience.

Dee aka Nonna on March 20, 2013:

This is beautiful and wonderful and awe-inspiring and so is being a grandparent. My prayer for you and your family is many, many blessings, joy, love and lots and lots of hugs, kisses, and pictures. Congratulations!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2013:

Thanks, RTalloni. I can't believe I'm so excited.

RTalloni on March 20, 2013:

So precious! Thank you for sharing your heart about becoming a grandparent in the near future, and congratulations! It's a wonderful new phase of life and you will enjoy it as well as be blessed by it.

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