This post has been six months in the making.
I have been pondering many things about the hows and the why’s of life.
Several weeks ago in a post I quoted a verse from a song by
This verse really does summarise how things go sometimes.
As a mother you envision certain things in the life of your children, the "other plans" you have for them are your hopes and dreams for their future. Well during all that “other plans” life has happened and now I am envisioning things in the life of my grandchild.
Yes, I have written it down so it must be true.
I am now a grandmother.
My granddaughter entered the world less than two weeks ago. I will honestly share with you I did not know what to expect as I approached this new part of my life nor did I know what to expect about this new part of my son’s life as well.
Let’s just say the expression “making it up as I go along” has become a new favorite of mine.
Well she came to visit for few hours the other day as my son and girlfriend were in the process of moving to a new apartment.
For the very first time I had free an uninterrupted access to my granddaughter.
I got to hold her, rock her, feed her, change her, smell her little head, touch her little cheek, listen to her little breathing and watch her learn who I am.
I am learning who I am in a new way!
I am her grandma.
She has tiny little hands, sweet little feet and chubby little cheeks that you just want to kiss on.
Oh and if ya'll were wondering why her little left arm is bundled up like a hockey player, well her mom had gestational diabetes during her pregnancy and consequently the baby weighed 10 pounds 13 ounces (thats 3 ounces short of being 11 pounds) and she was 22 inches long (almost two full feet of baby).
Sometimes during the birth process especially with very large babies, and trust me she is a huge baby, well to make long an slightly traumatic (and yes I was in the delivery room!) story short, she got stuck and they had to be less than gentle in getting her into this world.
Her precious little arm was broken in the process. They have consulted with a pediatric orthopedic specialist and the splint is probably going to come off on the first of next moth. There should be no long lasting effects as it was a clean break and thankfully she will remember none of it.
So something new has come into my life.
As with all things I will continue to seek God’s direction as I set off down this new path of grandmotherhood.
Ya'll she is to sweet, and she looks just like her daddy did when he was a baby.
Welcome to the world, and my heart, my sweet precious granddaughter!
Robin A.K.A Grandma