Forgotten

Grandma.  This is her holding me as a babe.  She died when I was twelve.  She was the only Grandparent I ever really knew.  Several years ago, we siblings decided to have a second “sibling reunion” in our home town.   I had felt drawn to her home, where my uncle now resides.   I […]

I am Oma

Grandpa told me I need to explain why my name is Oma.  Well.  Yes, it’s the German name for Oma, and we do have German in our line.  But the real reason is that the kiddos said there are just too many “grandmas” already…Gma Walker, Gma Carol, Gma Ginger, Gma Kane…so I was given the […]

“Oma loves you”

I’m 46 now.  A middle aged mom and a young Oma I suppose.  Two of our four kids are grown and gone.  Two are teens at home.  I’m living my dream.  I never aspired to be anything other than a Mom.  Some would pity me.  No degree.  Only a couple of years of college.  Married […]

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