Grandparenting 101: There's Really Nothing Like It

“When you become a grandparent, everything changes,” a woman who works in the bank said to me. All my friends with grandchildren seem to be at a loss for words to describe how wonderful it is. “You can’t possibly understand until it happens.” “I can’t explain it -- you’ll see.” “There are no words.” Well, now I’ve been a grandparent for ten days. Amalía was born at 4:42 p.m. on August 26 -- and after nagging for all those years about how much I wanted to have grandchildren, I’m truly at a loss for words when I try to write about it. I think I’m still too new at this grandparenting thing. ...more
I was where you were a year ago. We are celebrating Olivia's first Birthday Saturday, and it ...more