Saturday, August 15, 2009

Counting fingers and toes!

Well, I was hoping to write in my blog last night but we were busy keeping our granddaughter busy, while mom and dad were at the hospital. What a long night. Our second granddaughter was born at 4:00 this morning weighing in at 9 lbs even and with a head full of red auburn hair! We all have only had a few hours of sleep last night and today so I will make this short.

I have to admit that last night as I held Angie, I wondered how in the world I was going to be able to love another grandchild. How would I have enough room in my heart? She seems to have taken it all! Then I remembered those exact feelings the night before Brad was born. I wondered how I could ever love another child as much as I did Amy ( our first ) and amazingly enough, I did! The moment they put him in my arms...it was love at first site. And that happen with all four of our kids.

Then this morning at 8:00am I went to the hospital and they laid Jenny Paige in my arms and boom...it happened again, I was in love. I have said many times, that being a grandmother ( well I am actually called Nana ) is the most unbelievable feeling. I loved being a new mom but you are so tired and exhausted, being a Nana is a lot less work and much more fun.

I am so grateful that I have been given this time to be here to experience all these moments with our family. Ten months ago, when my cancer was diagnosed, I wondered if I would have the chance to live and beat cancer once more?  How grateful I am that I did and many times a week I am asked by someone if my cancer is all gone, or cured? My response is " yes, it is and I am just thankful for each day and trying not to miss a moment of life". Time is precious, as I look at this picture of Angie counting her little sister's toes, I realize before we know it, those little toes will be up and running everywhere.

Yes, I am a survivor, a wife, mother, Nana, sister and a Friend....and I am RICH!

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on"  ~ Carl Sandburg

 

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those."  ~Michael Nolan quotes

 

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold"   ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

 

4 comments:

Julie N. said...

Congratulations to the whole family. She is adorable and she has an adorable big sister!!!

Krystal Ann said...

I can't wait to meet her! I hope she isn't all grown up in a few months!

Melvin said...

Your family is really nice...
thanks for sharing...

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Kiera Jade said...

She's beautiful and I can't believe that head of hair! Congrats!