Wish all of you the best Jody. The new grandchild will be the best change of all for your family. We all will enjoy hearing about your new adventure and changes in your ranching operation. Do I get it right that you are moving 510 miles from where you have been?
That alone has to be a major change in everything from your local climate. Does it affect elevation, too? Terrain, most likely changes, too, is my guess. Hope 'you can enjoy the changes. Some of us do, others have a hard time with most changes, and I'm not sure what we can do to make that an enjoyable experience, since there isn't much one can do about it, once the pattern is set and the change is a sure thing.
You do have the greatest opportunity to make the most of the grand parenting, and that can be such a positive experience for all of you.
Since I've been privileged (mostly, anyway) to get much older than my mother and her mother, both passing in early 6o's and I'm close to 77, I've done quite a bit of thinking about the value of grandparents. I knew all four of my grandparents, and can barely recall three sets of great grand-parents. I became a grand parent on my 44th birthday and have seven grand kids, ages 11 to 33, and two great grand girls, ages 2 and 4 years. I know that I probably under-appreciated some of my grandparents. They meant really well and loved us all dearly, but one grandpa was pretty gruff . Another was a real jerk and none of his family cared much for him. But the grandma's were the best, tho one was pretty straight-laced "proper English" and didn't seem real sympathetic to a little kid who didn't understand the fears from WWII, losing an uncle there, and fearing air planes for years after, losing a sister to cancer, but she did her best. The other grandma was loved by everyone who knew her, took care of everyone she could, was a great cook with little to make do with, and played the piano and her fiddle whenever she had a spare minute for who ever wanted to listen. So....I think I've leaned that a good grandma is pretty sympathetic, and gives her grand kids all the love she can, has fun with them, and teaches them to have fun doing little chores around the house and ranch, and make them understand that they are grandparents favorite little people while teaching them to be civilized and never afraid to ask questions, and maybe to answer some of those questions they haven't thought of yet. Of course this is all easy to say while they are so young! The older grand kids got their biggest share of my time when they were young, till they got jobs in high school years and were not with us as much. But we still stay in contact, tho the girls are farther away and busy with hourly jobs, while the two grand sons live nearby and are young ranchers, so still get to give them more advice than they may really want. They are pretty handy guys to have passing through my house once in a while, as I can't reach as high, of lift as much as I once could.......and they are willing. As usual, it took me a while to kind of get the point across that you have a wonderful opportunity ahead of you with that little grandbaby you just got. Make the most of it and you both will have a grand time.