Thursday, July 17, 2014

unexpected moments

well i can hardly believe it is past the middle of july----this summer has been sorta routine---but every once in a while something will come along to surprise us-----

robyn and dillon are going to have a baby---this will make frank's and my eighth grandchild-----i was 44 when my very first grandchild was born---he will be sixteen this coming fall-----sometimes when i look at him i hear his two year old voice---and then i shake my head to realize he is rapidly relating some obscure tidbit of knowledge--only i don't recognize the deep cadence coming out of his lips---

we have two grandsons and five granddaughters----i would imagine robyn is having a boy----not sure why-

robyn was only three and a half when she became an aunt----she and my oldest grandson have been more like siblings, in the way they treat each other-----the other night when robyn and dillon announced at frank's birthday dinner, the news----the oldest grandson didn't notice what was said at first and when he did---he goes WHAT----and the younger grandson---teasing exclaimed "robyn is a woman now"-----same grandson told dillon----"dillon you are gonna be a good dad--you are good with kids"----so sweet---

it is early for the sharing of this news but robyn didn't want to wait-----and i suppose it is good to let joy come out------no one knows what a day shall bring anyway, so maybe we should all be quick to celebrate the joy that is----the joy of now----

i am gonna leave you today with a video and you may wonder why i chose this---but it was one of those unexpected rare moments life can give you------one as i watched it could feel myself looking back at one day---maybe some future Christmas season when he is home with mama------and i will think to myself---how lucky-how blessed that robyn happened to mention studying france and this is what came of it----



12 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh, congratulations! There is nothing better than grandparenthood.

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    1. haha you think so too teresa! thanks :)

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  2. Congratulations to Robyn and Dillon!! Such exciting news. I bet you're the coolest grandparent on the planet :)

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  3. Congratulations Lynn, my gorgeous fifth came along at the end of May. My eldest Callum is also going on sixteen. Tempus Fugit !

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    1. i remember you just had your fifth---a girl right---haha one gonna be sixteen too---i know i can't believe it and yes time does fly :)

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  4. Loved that precious video! Congratulations on your eighth (wow) grandchild. We just had our second - a girl this time. My daughter told early, too. I used to think you should wait a bit to make sure it "took" (per my mother's advice), but have changed my mind about telling early. It is the right thing to do! It is your child from the moment of conception!

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    1. i'm glad you like the video donna-- it's very special to me-- congrats on your grand-daughter-- hope you are doing well-- thanks donna :)

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  5. congrats to you! hope your days are happy!

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  6. Awww thank you so much-I miss all of you too :)

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