INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK
BECOMING GRANDMOTHER . . . AGAIN
by Charlotte S. Snead
Becoming Grandmother . . . Again is the inspiring story of how a newly adopted toddler experiences so many firsts: a new family, new routines, new language. But it isn’t until a Korean auto salesman utters one simple word that a light bulb goes off in his head. Suddenly he knows he belongs to this family – this mother, father, brother and Halmuhnee.
Most every new grandparent has an inspiring story to share.
Are you a grandparent? Most everyone who has experienced the wonder of grandparenting knows its magical feeling. Sometimes one can look in the newborn’s face and see a tiny replica of oneself or another family member . Sometimes that little miracle baby is a mixture of both its parents. But occasionally, that new little grandchild comes along by way of adoption.
Bonding with her new little grandson
Charlotte’s son and daughter-in-law asked her to pitch in for a few days of one-on-one time before they entering their newly adopted son in preschool. Charlote hopped on the very next train. Each morning she would put him in a stroller and roledl to the neighborhood coffee shop for juice and a treat. The stroller was the easiest way to get him down for a nap. Passers-by often stopped to ask her his story, and outside the Hyundai dealership the owner asked her if he could talk. “oh, constantly,” said Charlotte, “but since it is in Korean, I haven’t a clue what he is saying.” This woman had the perfect solution.
Adoption – Another kind of inspiring story miracle
Charlotte has experienced grandparenting both ways, and shares the delight of becoming grandmother to this bright-eyed Korean boy. She explains that he simply danced into my heart. Her story is about one magical day when this little boy suddenly realized she was neither his nursemaid nor his baby sitter. She was his forever Grandmother.
Learn more about Charlotte and her story on her Spotlight page.
Becoming Grandmother . . . Again is now published in
TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE TOPAZ COLLECTION
(Stories of Awakenings and Aha Moments)