About Me

My given name is Marianna.

Some call me Mom, Mumsie, Mamu, Mother.

All such sweet sounds to my ear — especially the first time I knew that Mamamamama really meant ME!

(Of course, there were times that I dreaded hearing Mooooooommmmmmy for the gazillionth time in one day. And I did have to explain from time to time that my name was Mommy, NOT butmommy.)

I wouldn’t trade those days for anything.

But just over 3-1/2 years ago I received a new name:


And the first time I heard that name directed to me, I melted.

And I still do.

Blessed with five grandchildren now, I realize what an amazing blessing it is to be part of the grandparents’ club — a diverse group, to be sure.

I also know that I have a lot to learn about this new role and I have some tidbits to share that I’ve already learned along the way.

My prayer is that this might become an interactive site where we can all share our experiences and insights as we find ourselves regularly ‘Speaking of the Grandchildren.’