The Nesting Grandma




I knew this season of life would come. I have looked forward to it with great anticipation. Now it is here (or almost here), and I am amazed at the impact it has on my life.




I am going to be a first-time grandma any day now.

As we wait for that very special phone call, I find myself nesting.

I never knew that grandmothers nest.

As I pray for the young life that is soon to join our family, I find myself planning and prepping our home. Where will the baby sleep when he or she comes to visit? What chair will be the rocking chair? Where will we cuddle as we explore books together?

“This is something a grandmother can do.”

I remember her words well. I was visiting a college friend’s family. His mom was sitting with her ten-year-old granddaughter, teaching her the basics of a needlework project. When I later commented on the sweet connection that it obviously established between the two, she explained further. She talked about how her daughter was busy raising three children, but a grandmother could do some things that a busy mom might not have time for, like needlework.

So, as I join my family in preparation, with every move of the furniture, sorting of children’s books, and above all – prayerful quiet time with God, I think this –

“This is something a grandmother can do.”

Carol McAdams Moore

Carol McAdams Moore writes for children and youth in the general and Christian markets. Her debut tween devos: Dare U 2 Open This Book – draw it, write it, dare 2 live it – 90 devotions and Just Sayin’ – write ‘em, draw ‘em, hide ‘em in your heart – 90 devotions released in September 2014.

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