When my first child was born, I watched as her paternal great-grandmother first held her. Grandma Ginny’s face beamed at our precious tiny bundle wrapped in a fluffy hand-crocheted blanket. And I saw the generations fold inward, matriarch to newborn, so thankful for the legacy of love that Grandma had begun 60 years before.
But then the days turned into weeks, and the weeks turned into months, and I discovered this parenting thing? It’s really hard. With just one child, I was in tears most days from pure exhaustion. How in the world did Grandma have five kids? What did she know that I didn’t?
I’ve figured out over the years that I wasn’t doing motherhood wrong, nor did Grandma necessarily do it more right than me. But I do think she had a few things figured out that our generation has lost sight of. Join me today on For the Family, where we’re hosting this week’s devotion: Grandma Got It Right: What Modern Moms Can Learn from the Silent Generation. I hope it encourages you as much as Grandma Ginny inspired me.
As always, thank you so much for reading. We’re in this mom thing together.