As a parent, you face a lot of "firsts" as you go along. First words. First steps. First chin hair. (For your son; although it's totally realistic to count your own, too.) First girlfriend. First serious girlfriend. First, no-I-really-mean-it-this-time serious girlfriend. Have you ever stopped to think, just for a minute, that you really only focus on the firsts that come from your kids?
I didn't. Not until I heard that the daughter of a childhood friend of mine is now expecting a baby. That's when it hit me. I had managed to completely avoid a major parental first.
I am NOT the first of my friends to become a grandma.
That one thought made me smile for HOURS. Seriously. Hours.
Sometimes it truly is the little things in life, isn't it?