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Topic: Grandparent(s) (04/03/08)
TITLE: Passing the Torch
By Annora Williams
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Looking down into the face of the sleeping infant in her arms, Anna’s mind attempts to wrap itself around the idea that she is a grandmother. It seems to her that it was only yesterday that she and Ted were beaming with pride and joy as she held their newborn daughter. For so long they had prayed to be blessed with a child and twenty-five years ago their prayers had been answered.
When that twin set of blue lines appeared, Anna knew that a blessing had been bestowed on them. She also knew that big changes were on the way along with the precious life that was growing inside her. She could only imagine those changes at the time but they were ready for the challenge. With that first sight of those baby blues and full head of hair and the first hearty cry, her heart swelled with a love she had never fathomed. Over the years as they watched that baby grow into a toddler and mature into a teenager, she found it to be like watching a piece of her heart outside of her body.
Now standing in a hospital room with the blue wrapped bundle, Anna looks at her daughter with pride and tenderness in her eyes. She knows that it is time for her sweet Emily to embark on her own journey into motherhood. Anna’s job has not ended- as no mother’s job is ever complete- but her job description has changed. With this addition to the family, she now has a new title- Grandparent. If only Ted could have been here to share in this adventure with her. Smiling softly she looks up towards the ceiling and knows that he is watching over them. With a sense of peace, she mentally passes the motherhood torch on to the next generation and looks forward to her part of the ride to come.
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