Today’s guest is a geek and a grandma, plus a blogger and an author. It’s my pleasure to bring you a glimpse of Cheryl Therrien’s new book. Her lovely letters certainly lend themselves to being read aloud, and I highly encourage you to listen to Cheryl’s podcasts.
I would like to express my thanks to Jeri for inviting me today. She has become a wonderful blogger friend. I love meeting all the authors she introduces us to every week.
Today I want share with you a book that has changed my life. Not because I read it, but because I wrote it.
Those of you who know me through my blogs, Geek Girl USA & Grandmother Diaries, know that I recently became a grandmother for the first time. I have been waiting for this day for what seems like a very long time. Although it has been a long wait it has been a good wait. My son needed to be ready to actually be a father.
When he told me I was going to be a grandmother I was nothing short of elated. My mind started racing in ‘grandmother’ mode. I began to think about what I wanted my first grandchild to know. Then the idea of writing a series of letters came to me.
Letters From Grandma: Before You Were Born
Through these letters my first grandchild will learn just how much he is loved and wanted. When he is going through those rough teenage years he will be able to read these letters and gain comfort. There is nothing more precious than knowing how much you are cared for and valued.
Writing these letters changed my life. These letters allowed me to say in words what I may never get the chance to say verbally. You think you have all the time in the world to say the things you want your loved ones to know. That is simply not the case. I did not want my first grandchild growing up without the knowledge I was able to impart through these letters.
Once again I would like to thank Jeri for inviting me to Guest Post so I could share this momentous milestone in my life with all of you.
Cheryl Therrien aka Geek Girl is an author and blogger.
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