Monday, February 9, 2009


February 6, 1984.

It was twenty five years ago this past Friday that I became Ma Ma for the first time.

It was on a Sunday night.

I came home from church and found out that my oldest daughter had gone into labor.

Off to the hospital we went.

We had some waiting to do before his arrival.

After the waiting was over, we went to the nursery and a nurse held up my grandson to the window so we could get a good look.

I can still picture in my mind that precious little baby boy through the window.

I always said that he was my little boy that God gave me.

I always wanted a boy.

He was named John Lee, after grandpa John and his dad, Donald Lee.

He has always been "Johnny" to us.

He was the joy of my heart.

I think he stayed at my house every weekend until he was "grown up".

When he had to go home I always cried.

He practically stayed the entire summers when he was old enough for my youngest daughter to watch him while I was at work.

He went on every vacation with us.

When he was five years old, he got his first nintendo.

He loved playing it.

When he was a little older, he got the game "The Legand of Zelda", which was his favorite.

When I was shopping for his birthday gift, I saw the t-shirt pictured below and just had to get it for him.

He is all grown up now and he and his wife are expecting a little girl on March 27th.

He will always be "my little boy".


Hafts Happenings said...

How awesome is that. I love your blog. Not only the words you say, but the colors and layout....beautiful!!

Vera said...

Oh Shirley, I do remember when my first grandchild was born, she is 26 and still my little girl.

Denise said...

I will be 62 in March and I am waiting for my first grandchild.. My son is not married yet so not sure when that will happen........ To tell the absolute truth.. My oldest son has three children ages 17,15,9 and I do not know them...... I have never been allowed to be in their lives....they are only 3 hours from me but my son has been gone 25 years now....... His wife will not allow him to come home or for me to have any contact with the when ask if I have grandchildren I always so no..... Sad deal !

soooooooooooooo I am waiting for my son Chris to marry! Whew! I am very patient! But he needs to hurry! hahahhah How wonderful that you were able to be a big part of that little boys life.....

Janet, said...

Time flies by so fast. Happy belated Birthday Johnny!

Shanda said...

Such a nice story to share. He is all grown up now. how exciting to watch as he waits for his first child. I bet you spoild him good back in the day. said...

Hi Thanks for your visit today! I see you follow Linda's blog. This and That Diary She is from WV also. So it Faith from Second Time Around or maybe it is Virgina..... She is listed on my blog roll on my side bar. Love and hugs Grams

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