On Friday, September 30th at 12:42 AM I was blessed to become a grandmother. My first child, my beautiful baby girl gave birth to the most perfect, beautiful, baby girl I have ever seen. She has ten very long, slender fingers and ten pudgy little toes. She has her Papa Jim's nose and the sweetest mouth you have ever seen. Her eyes are big and blue with the tiniest blond eyelashes. She weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and is 19 1/2 inches long. Perfect, beautiful, exquisite!
My husband and I were fortunate to be invited to be at the hospital for her birth. We watched our daughter, our baby girl, experience labor, remembering our own experience. When it was time to push we waited just down the hall and listened to the sounds of our daughter pushing and finally there was the sound of a baby crying, our grand-daughter crying, and we rejoiced.
I have a friend who gave me the most wonderful grandchild gift- a book called "The gifts of being Grand" by Marianne Richmond. I sat and read it last night and smiled as I turned the pages. Marianne wrote a wonderful book which is beautifully illustrated. Here is just a sample of the wording that touched my heart last night:
"Welcome," you whisper and know more than maybe you're head over heels in love with this baby"
Welcome Erika Jean! I am your Nanna and I love you!