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11/13/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

Soon-To-Be Grandma, Ready To Retire

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With two grown daughters in stable, marital relationships, it was, according to my friends, only a matter of time before I would join the band of grandparents. “Are they pregnant yet?” became the standard greeting of friends who lived far away and did not track my everyday movements. And I responded in kind: “how are you? Because me, I’m not a grandma yet.”

Truthfully, even though babies seemed to be multiplying by the minute among the offspring of my cohort of friends, I wasn’t jealous. My time would come.

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