The older I am the more I value others experiences and wisdom. With first time grandmothering in my very near future, I went looking for some words of guidance. What I found was this fun book, Eye of My Heart, written by twenty-seven “smart, gutsy writers who explode myths and stereotypes and tell the whole crazy, complicated truth about being a grandmother in today’s world.” Some of my favorite authors who have shared their heart-stories with us are Elizabeth Berg and Judith Viorst. There is much to smile and laugh at in these tales of grandparenting, but there are also stories that made me appreciate my blessings. Tales of daughter-in-law relationships that prevented grandmothers from being able to spend time with their grandchildren were heart wrenching. The great puzzle of how to fit into this grandmother relationship seems a bit easier after reading this collection of motivating and moving stories. Tomorrow is the day that it all begins for me! Bring on the grandbaby….surely the most talented and beautiful baby ever created by God and my two favorite new parents.