Hello there! Thanks for taking time to read my musings, experiences, foibles and life lessons.
Grand Nana, that’s me, the woman behind the keyboard, among other things. I’m a 60+ years young grandmother in a sleepy little fishing town on the coast of Massachusetts and raising an extraordinary 13 year old grandson. The GP, or Grand Prince, as he is sometimes known has lived with the Spouse and I since he was four and we formally adopted him in the summer of ’08. No, we are not crazed, empty-nest needy or trying to recapture our youth nor live vicariously through his! The Big Guy in the Sky has decided we need to share our lives and love with the Grand Prince and who are we to argue The Boss? We laugh together, we cry together, we put one foot in front of the other and we get through it all with the love and blessings of a great family and friends and the gift of allowing a loving, kind, curious, engaging little boy open our world again to the joys and challenges of parenting.
But I’m more than a Grand Nana. I’m a computer geek, a lover of good food, good wine and good friends, a former professional jazz vocalist, Grief Specialist, a Reiki Master a blogger, a professed Facebook junkie and employed full time in the IT department of a child care agency. I’ve been married to my best friend for 35+ years and he’s the anchor in the harbor of this marriage.
The Spouse and I have raised three kids of our own, fostered a few others over the years and managed to come away unscathed, a little wiser and emotionally intact (for the most part). We’re more than satisfied that we gave the best we had to give to our own as well as those in a tough situation who needed a kind word, a warm hug and a loving hand.
I’ve also worked with other parents as a parenting educator and support group facilitator and have learned a few tricks of the trade, as it were; the most important of which is a sense of humor. Lose it and you’re done. Hone it, and you’ll laugh until you cry. Or visa verse.
I’ve begun to seek a deeper meaning to the spiritual side of my life at least how it pertains to me and my own path and mission on this earthly plane. I’m learning a lot! It should be interesting so stick around!
Hang in here with me and I promise a chuckle or two and maybe some advice and hindsight wisdom. Please comment on any or all of my posts, I’d love to hear your thoughts! If you’ve got a blog as well, post a link or shoot me an email.
Peace and blessings.