Grandparents Month – New Celebrations

From Charlotte Parent

Burgess Johnson has been made a grandmother a few times over. Husband, Ken, has two grown children from a previous marriage and the family has been blessed with three granddaughters ages eight, 11 and 13.

But this time, things are different.

Ken and Burgess' daughter, Connie, is the one expecting, and James Wyatt Norris - called Wyatt - is the first male grandchild for the family. And, unlike the other grandchildren, Connie, her husband Jay, and soon-to-arrive Wyatt live close by. "The first grandchild within grabbing distance," Johnson says nearly jumping out of her shoes. "I'm getting so excited. We just went out to buy a baby bed."

All these "firsts" weren't lost on her friends, many of whom enjoy Memaw, Grandma, Nana or Mimi status. So one rainy March afternoon, with her pregnant daughter at her side, Johnson reveled in another first - a grandmother baby shower.