May 22, 2011

A Rose By Any Other Name

...would smell as sweet.
Does Shakespeare's quote apply to grandmas, too?
Not that grandmas smell.
At least I don't.  Do I?
Never mind.  Let's not go there.
Here's the deal:  I'm wondering how to refer to myself when I 
FINALLY become a grandma.

That's right.  We're still waiting on baby!
But our daughter and SIL have a game plan:
She will be induced on Wednesday, May 25,
unless God decides it's time for the birth before that.
Mommy's hoping it won't be the 24th cuz that's SIL's and our oldest daughter's birthdays.
And next Friday is mine.
She'd like baby to have his/her own birthday.
Truth is, I'd be happy to share the day!

So back to the name thing.  I'm thinking about YaYa.
Dear Husband says, "The little one will figure out what to call you."
Shall I just wait for that to happen?  Did you do that?
Any other suggestions?

Here's one thing I do know about my name:  God knows it!
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name...
He who created you, O [Karen]
[He says,] "Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name;
you are mine.
Isaiah 40:26 & 43:1
He knows yours, too.
We had a petal storm last week.
Have a great week!  


jamfiescreations1 said...

I like YaYa, that is what my son called my late mother-in-law. We found out that it means grandma in German, I believe. But I'm with your husband too, let the baby call you what she wants.

Jo-anne Blossy said...

sorry I muffed up the last comment
I found some definitions of Yaya for you. For me, I would like to be called Nanna.

In ancient Greek, "Yaya" meant literally "woman." Today, Greek grandmothers are called "Yaya," likely because they have achieved womanhood. In an Afro-Caribbean religious sect, found mostly in Brazil and the Congo, the word "Yaya" refers to a woman who has gone through a religious initiation. It means "Mother" or "Mama Priestess."

In both cultural traditions, the word "Yaya" represents the highest form of woman, achieved only through initiation, experience and longevity. It represents, literally, the Journey to Womanhood.

Heidi said...

Praise Jesus, He knows our names! We have a grandma and a Nana... not too creative :) It will come to you!

Joyfull said...

I think we are all anxiously waiting with you!! It always fascinates me what children call their grandparents and how unique and special each one is. I like Ya Ya, it's different and very special!!

Thank you for checking on my husband's surgery! Now on to therapy!! Have a blesed week.

Cate said...

I'm presuming / hoping that you are a grandma (yaya?) by now and that all has gone well.

Blessings to all of you at this special time :-)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

My mom had some hesitation at being called grandma or grandmother or (gasp) granny. My oldest daughter (and first grandchild) solved the problem when out of no where - she started calling my mom "Honey". She of course loved it and from that point forward, all the grandchildren called her Honey.

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

I love this post.. and so glad that I have had time get all caught up.. I assume that baby has arrived....

My girls call my Parents Nana and Papa ( although they say PopPop). When I lived in New Orleans I loved hearing the french names that children used, you could tell if they were maternal or paternal grandparents, but I can not for the life of me remember what they were. Blessings!

Chatty Crone said...

I am over here visiting from Ginny - not sure if you are still blogging or not.


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