Sunday, March 02, 2008


On February 29, 2008, a beautiful baby girl was born.
She weighed seven pounds, thirteen ounces and was 21 inches long.
She has big bright eyes and lots of dark hair.

Before she was a day old, I swear she smiled at me.
I am her Grandma.

My mother used to say that you should be joyful when someone passes away and cry when a baby is born, because the world is such a difficult place.
I cried many tears that day. Some were because I missed my mother, and wanted so much to share this day with her. Most were tears of joy, because I was so happy to meet this little girl.

Shortly after her birth my son announced that she was named after her Great-Grandma.

Mom would have liked that....

Welcome to the world sweetheart...........


Blogger Joy T. said...

Oh how beautiful! I'm going to be back to read more of your blog.

12:02 PM, March 02, 2008  
Blogger Joy T. said...

Well darn it, I got so caught up in your post I forgot to say Michele sent me :o)

12:03 PM, March 02, 2008  
Blogger R. Sherman said...


Thanks for stopping by my place. I hope you return.

I've read through some of your archives and I wanted to thank you for your posts. In the space of a year and several weeks, we lost my wife's grandmother, her father and my father, all between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. It was a very difficult time. Of course, it is trite to say things like, "I understand" so I will eschew the platitudes and merely say, "thank you" for sharing these thoughts.


12:07 PM, March 02, 2008  
Blogger Laurie said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! My first grandbaby was born 7 months ago and it just gets better every day!

7:02 PM, March 02, 2008  
Anonymous sister AE said...

Michele sent me to say "congratulations!" and that I hope mama and baby are both well.

7:49 PM, March 02, 2008  
Blogger Teena said...

Congrats! You must be so happy :)

BTW, Michelle says hello!

4:08 PM, March 08, 2008  
Blogger Sleepypete said...

Michele sent me to say Congratulations :-)

Hoping that baby, mom and grandmom do fine :-)

4:09 PM, March 08, 2008  
Blogger Carmi said...

I am so thrilled for you all. How touching that she's been named for your mom: the circle of life continues.

I dropped in from Michele's tonight to wish you a blessed week.

10:00 PM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger gemma said...

Oh, what a blessing. I am so glad that I stopped by today. I check in every now and then to see if you have been by and here you are and with such wonderful news.

7:33 PM, March 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing. Life's circle is such an amazing and beautiful thing.

here from michele today

10:18 AM, March 23, 2008  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

A new baby is always a miracle.

Michele sent me.

12:00 PM, March 23, 2008  

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