One of the rewards of being a parent is to become a grandparent!
In fact, my granddaughter is the one who inspired me to write my debut picture book Someday We Will.
I treasured our visits when she was a baby, and then as a toddler, and I would daydream about all the marvelous activities we would share together as she grew older.
I would play with these activities in my head, creating happy little rhymes:
“Someday we will
Fly balloons up to the moon [this one didn’t pass through editing]
Someday we will
Eat dessert first [this one definitely did and is a favorite]
Finally I collected enough rhymes to create a manuscript which I eventually submitted to a publisher specializing in family themes. Andrew DeYoung of Beaming Books enthusiastically and expertly guided me to editing the book into its present form. It has less rhyme and more of a lyrical flow, creating a more resonant text that expresses the joy of being together.
The subtitle: A book for grandparents and grandchildren is a reminder how special that connection is between grandparent and grandchild.
September 13 is National Grandparents Day. Though there might be distance due to our present situation, that connection remains a strong bond.
Celebrate Grandparents Day, knowing Someday We Will be together.