I'm pretty sure "Grandmomiversary" is not a proper word, but I used it a couple of years ago to describe the anniversary of the day I became a grandmother for the first time and today I am celebrating my 12th "Grandmomiversary". My oldest grandchild, Jared, turns 12 today and with six more grandchildren after him I still think being a grandmom is a pretty good thing.
Jared and me, nearly 12 years ago
I said most of this about Jared last year and it is all true a year later.
He plays baseball, basketball and the guitar. He is a good student and has lots of friends. He is a pretty serious kid who is way too hard on himself when he can't do something perfectly.
He says he is not looking forward to "catching puberty". (I bet he and his friends have some pretty interesting conversations about that.)
Happy birthday Jared and thanks for being the first to call me Grandmom.