My cousin’s daughter, Amy, is turning 21. As a birthday present for her, I interviewed her grandmother, Carolyn. She told me about a phone call, in 1995, telling her that Amy, her first grandchild, had been born.
The birth of the first grandchild is an important and very happy occasion.
“In the background I could hear little sniffles.”
“A little cradle… a little darkhaired, rounded baby.”
Carolyn hopes that Amy understands how much she is loved by her family and extended family. Carolyn deeply values the preciousness of life, and the importance of family.
“The birth of that child was so important.”
She hopes that, when Amy is a grandmother herself, she tells her grandchildren stories of her early life with Carolyn and other family members, and that Amy appreciates the time she gets to spend with those children.