This week my good friend’s daughter gave birth to twin girls! Double Mazel Tov! What a simcha! Also, my niece had a baby girl, and my other niece had a baby boy! Double mazel tov there too! Thank G-d for all these Mazel Tov’s.
Meanwhile, I am kind of (read: very very) excited about a personal Mazel Tov! – the release of my book that tells the story of my birth as a Bubby! Five years ago, a Bubby was born; I became a grandmother. Not the first and not the last, and certainly not the only Bubby who was excited to become one (although it sure seems like that, from the way I tend to talk about grandmother-hood!). Nevertheless, I am a Bubby who decided to write about my perceptions, insights and funny stories vis-a-vis my married children, grandchildren, and adult children. Those writings —-and more —- evolved into the book, Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby! – to be released on September 5, 2012, please G-d, in book stores.
And on September 11, the Bubby (that would be me) will be speaking at her good friend’s house at: 171 North Fuller Ave. in Los Angeles – from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. to promote her book, to sign books that people purchase beforehand from stores, and bring with them, and to have some books on hand for those who want to buy over there (at a 15% discount while supplies last). Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP – by September 6, if you plan to attend, at my grandmother/baby gear gemach website — at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What could be interesting about being a Grandmother? Well, to answer that question, one would have had to read the Binah Magazine which chronicled my birth and growth as a grandmother over the past five years. And now – Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby! is a sequential collection of those stories in the order of how I experienced them, as well as many additional stories and topics that have never been published before.
I feel passionate about this topic, and look forward to meeting you all at the book signing, as we share and explore the joys and oys of being a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother!
Mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, daughters, daughters-in-law are all welcome!
Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova!