My beautiful daughter-in-law gave me your little book for Mother's Day and what a sweet treasure it was reading it. I was so inspired by each chapter that I think I will now be a better grandmother to my own two darling grandchildren. Your insight has certainly enlightened me and I just wanted to extend a big...Thank You. I have passed the book on to my other Grandmother friends, so they too, can enjoy your wisdom! Please keep up the good work. Blessings!
I was given you book for Mother's Day this year and loved it. I want to buy 2 copies for friends who are about to become grandmothers. Where can I go and buy your book?
First Name: Patti Comments: The deepfelt heart pulled strings of total love. It is undescribable until you experience it.
First Name: Doris Comments: I compare being a grandmother to old time religion. You must experience the joy to truly understand it. Sharing my values and stories of the past and hoping many of them will be passed on to future generations is what I like best.
Dear Marty, Had to get a flu shot today, and took the afternoon to read your book! Nancy Bell C. is a precious friend here in Tyler and shared her copy with me. Christi F. is a nursing school buddy from Galveston, and I know you are blessed by her friendship! I was married to Jim C. many moons ago, and am blessed to have two granddaughters here in Tyler by my son, David and his fantastic wife, Stephanie. You have voiced so beautifully so many of the things I have thought and felt. You gave me permission to fully celebrate what I call an altered state of consciousness, a natural high! Thank you for so positively encouraging and modeling this exquisite privilege of being a grandmother! No need to respond. I hope our paths will cross again in the future. God bless you more! Judy L. Dear, Marty! Iím so thrilled that this was a special opportunity to bless you with encouragement! God is so good! Yes, Andrea is a sweet lady. She has the love of the Lord all over her!
And what a blessing to get such a precious note. Iíve never received a note from any of the give aways Iíve done for other people.
Iím so happy for you! I hope she buys lots and lots of books!Vonda
I was the winner of Generation G through Vonda Skelton's website, The Christian Writer's Den. I just finished your book and loved, loved, loved it!!! It brought smiles, laughs, tears and lots of reflection (and introspection). This book has definitely caused me to see my grandmother role in a greater and more profound way.
People have always said that being a grandparent is different from being a parent - it's not that you love them more, it's just different. I have found out firsthand, the truth in that statement, but you explained it so well in your book. You said, "it's not that we love more, it's that we've learned more about love." How true!
Generation G has blessed me so much that I want to bless all my "granny friends" with it. I am planning to order lots of copies to give away at birthdays and Christmas. I have several friends who are first-timers, and another who has ten grandchildren all under the age of 8. The most amazing part is that she babysits for them, sometimes all at the same time. She is only 55, looks great and is full of energy. She ought to write a book herself. I'm sure she has lots of stories to tell.
Anyway, just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be introduced to your masterpiece. You captured the true heart of a grandmother and laid it out so beautifully for the rest of us. Thanks for sharing the essence of who you are. I pray that my own writing will impact the lives of people the way yours has impacted mine.
Love and blessings to you!
Andrea M. First Name: Sharon Comments: Marty! Just got word that I'm going to be a first-time grandmother. Son and daughter-in-law are both doctors, so it was definitely time for this. But I was a bit taken aback: aren't I too young for this? I was praying in Barnes & Noble on University in Fort Worth that the Lord would lead me to a book that would encourage me. And it was like yours was just glowing on the shelf. What a blessing. Thanks so much!
First Name: Susan Comments: Kennedy and Cambry those are my two best things about being a Mimi. I just spent 3 days with them, Kennedy is 3 1/2 and Cambry is 7 months. What a delight they are. I raised two boys and I can tell you that girls are much different from boys. I am exhausted and revitalized all at the same time. They bring such joy to my life. I love them dearly! Their smiles, hugs and kisses are the BEST.
First Name: Fay Comments: I have the opportunity to mend some mistakes I made in raising my son and daughter. For my grandsons, I talk about how God has and will always be here for me and it's ok if I die, I'll be with Jesus...waiting on them to join me. Letting the boys know that all decisions have consequences - some bad choices have bad consequences but God loves and forgives us. PRAISE GOD - we are FORGIVEN.
First Name: Kim (Mimsie) Comments: The bond tightened between my daughter and I. She trusts me completely with her most precious daughter. Second, I love experiencing this new generation with the background of having raised children. I feel part of a very special union between grandma, mom and daughter.
I am T. S.'s mom and Annie, Jake, and Norah's Grammy. They gave me your book GENERATION G for Mother's Day and I just love it! Thank you SO much for sharing from your heart. And, I especially like it bc it includes a section about Annie and Jake with their Zsa-Zsa (Janina). So precious!
Read it over last weekend and thot of you on every page. Little segment on page 47 of seeing yourself, mistakenly thinking it was your mom, was well-executed.
I didn?t like not having the pictures identified. On page 43, I can?t think of any positive advances of our culture.
Marty I am proud of you, and best of all you are still a babe.
First Name: Diana Comments: being loved no matter what. Knowing their a tiny part of you
Hello. I am about to become a 1st time grandmother and was looking at your website for a name. In your list of grandmother names you did not include the name ?Mam? My aunt has always been called this name by her grandchildren and I?ve thought it is not only a beautiful name to be called but shows much respect to her as well. I think Irish children use this name to address their mother. Anyway, I thought you might want to add this name to your list.
First Name: Barb C Comments: Tow things I like about being a Grandmother...hearing my grandchildren laugh and play and when they tell me they love me!