A Dream come true for grandma

What an amazing feeling grandparents have when they are informed of the marriage of one of their grandchildren. The fact that we are even at an age that we can be part of this is even more interesting. This is the time when Ron and I are happy we got married young. We will be celebrating 49 years married Feb 1st and we will only be 69 years old when we are married 50 years so the excitement of great-grandchildren is also in the stars for us.

Now back to my exciting news. Shandra is Papa’s best girl and this is so exciting for him. But for me the excitement does not end there. It extends to something that makes me tingle all over with pride. For those who have read my book A Hairdresser’s Diary you will immediately know what I am referring to. That excitement stems from the fact that I, her grandmother will be doing her hair for her wedding. Her long flowing blonde hair. I will be able to once again use my creativity and love for styling long hair for my granddaughter on her special day. Even in my dreams I am running through every step of the process. I am creating curls, swirls and movement in my dreams. I have mentally laid out all the items and products I will need to create the perfect and most elaborate piece of artistry of my career. I can not even explain to you what an honour this is for me. It may sound silly to most of you but it is not silly to me.

Sandra is very concerned that if she lets me do her hair for her wedding that I might be in too much pain to enjoy this special day. So I had to promise her I would not do anything the week or so before so that doing her hair would not be too strenuous for me. She is seriously concerned that I might not be unable to enjoy myself if I am in pain.  I have to tell you that for this privilege I will endure the pain. This all sounds like the rambling of an old woman but it is indeed my dream come true.

Last month a hairdresser friend of mine made hair appointments for her, the bride and wedding party at a local salon. She said she was not interested in doing any hair on that day. She could not understand my excitement until she read my book. apologizing she said she completely understood now. When I told her my granddaughters wedding would be in my second book she asked me if she could also have the privilege of being in it too. I told her I had had many requests from other customers and friends and yes she could be in my sequel. My granddaughter suggested I include a picture of her hair on her wedding day as the finality to my book.

Sandra is our only granddaughter and Ronnie our grandson is only 7 so there is no fear of ever needing my creativity like this ever again.

I am so thrilled you can not even imagine.

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12 Responses to “A Dream come true for grandma”

  1. nonfashionista Says:

    Congratulations to the bride and groom 🙂

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    • Chris Says:

      Thank you so much

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  2. successbmine Says:

    What wonderful news, Chris! I am so happy for you. And I can understand your excitement. I hope you will post a photo here when the time comes.

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    • Chris Says:

      Thank you so much. Yes I absolutely will.
      How have you been these last few months?

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      • successbmine Says:

        I’m doing well. I finally had an e-mail from the publisher with a rejection notice, so I’m back to square one. I think in the New year I’ll go to CreateSpace with it. But right now I’m editing a book for someone, so haven’t got a lot of extra time to work on the latest edit of my own manuscript. I haven’t found time to get to Brantford yet, either. For two weeks running I had to take the young lady who lives with me to Wingham for Wednesday morning appointments, and I was too tired to do any more travelling in the same week. It’s getting rather close to Christmas now and I have quite a lot to do yet, so it may have to wait to January now – depending on the weather, of course.

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      • Chris Says:

        Diane I am sorry about your publisher. Createspace is a great way to get noticed and sell your book.
        I am now on chapter 11 of the sequel of my book. I hope you find time in Jan I would love to meet you in person.
        Take care and keep well

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  3. catnipoflife Says:

    So many wonderful thoughts gathered from this posting. 49 years…WOW! and with the same man! LOL:>) How exciting…everything that is! My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend, for a day filled with total enjoyment without the dreadful pain! Hugs across the miles!

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    • Chris Says:

      lol can you believe yep with the same man. Sometimes that can be painful lol lol
      hugs back my friend

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  4. Yvonne Hertzberger Says:

    How wonderful for you all. I doubt I will ever see great grandchildren as I am 63 already and only now expecting our first grandchild but I can tell you I am just as excited about that. Family is what life is all about. Enjoy.

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    • Chris Says:

      Yvonne you are so right. If I had to do it over again I would have only grand children lol.

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  5. Ronnie Dauber Says:

    Congratulations, Chris. I know you’ll do a wonderful job on her hair! When is the wedding day, btw?

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    • Chris Says:

      Hi Ronnie July 20
      I am so excites.
      How have you been? I am finally getting over the accident withe the deer we hit almost two weeks ago. Thank goodness for insurance.
      hugs

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