Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Call Me Grandma Dawn???

I have only been blogging since June. It has been fun. At first I thought I'd never be able to come up with posts very often. Now I find that I see everything as a possibility to write about. This has been a gift to me.

I must give credit to my daughter of Mama's So-Called Life. She introduced me to Partners in Prayer for our Prodigals and it has taken off from there. I am technologically challenged. I wasn't even really thinking about blogging, but had been reading and posting as "Anonymous." One day she called and said, "You're all set up, Mom. All you have to do is go in and create your first post." She also told me that she had named my blog "Call Me Grandma Dawn."

There is a reason for that name. Obviously, I am a grandma to her children. If you've read me, you know that I take care of them half time while she works - we work at the same university and share job time, but not the same job. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to have these schedules.

But the name Grandma Dawn really started with her step son, whom she has named Anakin for anonymity. He has been in our lives since he was 2 and now he's 8. His paternal grandma lives far away, and his maternal grandma is not in the picture very often (fortunately for him, I feel). He began calling us Grandma Dawn and Grandpa Dwight as soon as he could talk. He initiated us to grandparenting and we loved it.

These kids have so many grandmas and grandpas living close to them that it can get confusing. So sometimes Care Bear also calls us by those names. Feisty probably will as well as time goes by. It's fine with us!

10 comments:

Morning Glory said...

I know what you mean about seeing everything as potential blog fodder. It's all through new eyes!

Kristen said...

I had almost totally forgotten that you got that name because of Anakin. Seems just like 2nd nature to refer to you as grandma dawn. That's even what I call you when I'm talking to the kids about you.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Can't think of a more precious name--than Grandma! I am so-o-o-o glad that you started blogging! You have a rich sense of wisdom, an uncanny sense of humor....and are simply a delight to read each visit!

Who woulda' thought that God could string so many sister's (and brother's) together through blog-o-sphere! I am grateful for Kristen's persistence...and for God's faithfulness!!!!

Diane

Kathleen Marie said...

Cute story!

Nikkie said...

It really is easy to find things to blog about isn't it? I thought I'd have the same problem too!

Barb said...

Whew! Finally made it over here. My girls had an extra set of grandparents due to family logistics too. So they always called their grandmothers Grandma Reid, Grandma Judy and Grandma Mary. It just came naturally and it really was the only way to keep all the grandmas separate. I've always liked your blog name. I knew instantly that you and I have something in common. Grandkids!

And you and your daughter are blessed to have the work schedule you have. I know moms are forced to put their kids in daycare all the time but honestly, it's the LAST alternative in my opinion. It's wonderful when those babies can be with Grandma while Mom's working.

kpjara said...

I'm so glad you're here...

Maine Mom said...

It's funny how I look at things now, whether they are blog worthy or not :-)
Your grandkids are lucky to be able to spend so much time with you, and you are lucky too!

PEA said...

Loved hearing how you came about the name Grandma Dawn:-) My mom always insisted she be known as Nanny by her grandchildren...I'm not sure what I want to be called once I become a grandma!!

Susanne said...

Sweet way to get a name!