A “Wetter” for Gwamma

At three years old,
my granddaughter, Brookelyn,
is now old enough to write a letter
She laboriously drew all these trees and filled them up with apples.
It was to remind me of a walk we went on when I visited in September.
It was a nature walk and we were picking up leaves,
admiring a huge snail,
watching ants,
playing with roly polies,
not to be confused with Roli-Polis,
and I thought I spotted an apple tree.
I was all excited and we talked about apples
and picking apples and eating apples.
I was on a roll.
Until my daughter, Jana, graciously pointed out that it was, actually,
an orange tree.  Unripe oranges are green and look like apples,
when you refuse to wear your tacky reading glasses.
And, at three, Brookelyn can talk on the phone,
when she feels like it.
Sometimes, she doesn’t want to talk to Gwamma,
‘cuz she’s pwaying.
Although we chatted for 15 minutes,
I didn’t think to type it up until we were done.
I couldn’t remember enough of her precious jibberings.
Whatchu doin gramma?
Gwamma, guess what? Mommy is gunna’ hava  BA BEEE!
Gwamma, ummm, Bubba got a big scwatch on him face.
Guess what, Gwamma? Mommy got fwowers.
Teigen’s mommy gived them to her.
Dere pitty.
Dere pink and white.
Gwamma…I got a big girl bed. It’s pink.
and the best line of all,
I wuv you Gwamma!
I love you, too, Brookie,
because you made a dream come true –
you made me a Gwamma.
When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

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7 Responses to A “Wetter” for Gwamma

  1. beccarankin November 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    Her comments are so precious.

  2. ~ Tandis ~ November 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I bet you're a wonderful Gwamma!!!As a child, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say, "I want to be a Grandma!" I don't remember this but my Mom and (late) Grandma sure do. They loved the memory. I still thinks it's one of the coolest jobs ever! 🙂 Hugs and kisses. Stories. Special gifts. Grandmas are just wonderful!

  3. Ruby November 20, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Aaww. That is so precious!I have one of my grandies sleeping here just now. Sigh. Can't wait till he can say I love you ♥When is the baby due? Some thing else precious to look forward to.

  4. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet November 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    She is too precious! Love her comments! 🙂

  5. Joyfull November 21, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    That was so sweet!!! Gives me something to look forward to!

  6. Jan Cline November 21, 2010 at 3:40 am #

    I love love love being a Grandma. Those kinds of conversations are music to our hearts.

  7. jwinzer November 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Oh, I can't wait to be a Gramma!! Brookey sounds so fun. I hope I get to see her soon!

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