Once again the Sutton clan has grown. I am really liking how this works!!! I am sooo enjoying this season of life. :)
Please welcome my newest grandson...Liam.
To add to the sweetness of grandmotherhood, here is an exert from James Dobson:
A Child's View of Grandma
By Dr. James Dobson
Many years ago, a four-year-old girl named Sandra Louise Doty sat on a stool in a florist's shop while her grandmother
made arrangements for customers. As the grandmother and granddaughter
chatted, the child began describing what she thought a grandmother was
like. The older woman wrote down Sandra's words, which have been quoted
around the world. Sandra is now Mrs. Andrew De Mattia, and has given us
permission to share with you her original composition entitled, "What a
The little girl said, "A grandmother is a lady
who has no children of her own, so she likes other people's little
girls. A grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the
boys, and they talk about fishing and tractors and like that. Grandmas
don't have to do anything except be there. They're old, so they
shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough if they drive us to the market
where the pretend horse is and have lots of dimes ready. Or if they take
us for walks, they should slow down past things like pretty leaves or
caterpillars. They should never, ever say hurry up.
they are fat, but not too fat to tie kids' shoes. They wear glasses and
funny underwear. They can take off their teeth and gums. They don't have
to be smart, only answer questions like why dogs hate cats and how come
God isn't married? They don't talk baby talk like visitors do, because
it is hard to understand. When they read to us they don't skip or mind
if it is the same story again."
Then she finished, "Everybody
should try to have [a grandmother], especially if you don't have
television, because grandmas are the only grown-ups who have got time."