He’s HERE!!!!

This week’s Spin Cycle topic was Thankful.  Who, or what we are thankful for. A few days ago, I wrote that my three sons are always what I am most thankful for. After that, I am thankful for my marriage to my second husband.

This past year I became a grandmother, which adds a whole new deminsion to  life. When it comes to being thankful, grand babies are in a whole other category, y’all.

Last Wednesday was especially poignant because it was my nine year wedding anniversary and that  morning, my oldest son called to tell me that his wife, who had been in the hospital with pre eclampsia for six days, was being induced .

We rushed to the hospital, sure that our anniversary was also going to be our grandson’s birthday. But I guess it was not meant to be. Even though Erika exhibited the strength and patience of a true heroine, the doctors made the painful decision late Thursday night to do a Ceasarian Section. And so, at 11:04 pm, on Thanksgiving Day, we had a Thanksgiving baby.

I know I’m coming in a bit late for the Spin Cycle, but I wanted to share this wonderful news.

A Thousand Words Thursday #11

Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all. It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month.

It’s ridiculously hard ….damn near impossible….a monumental task on the weekends..the biggest challenge of my life so far….can we just say only seven days left?…almost over and I have really, really run out of things to say…become the bane of my existence.


Today I was priveldged to go to the OB/GYN specialist with my oldest son and daughter-in-law for an ultra sound of their baby, which is due Jan 2nd. They are having a BOY, y’all! Since I am the mother of three sons, of course little boys hold a special place in my heart. I feel so blessed that I’m going to have grandson.

My middle son and his partner presented me with an adorable granddaughter this past May, and what a thrill it was to finally hold a girl, after years of trying and longing for one.

I think I might be the luckiest woman alive, to have a precious granddaughter and now, a grandson on the way. As I watched the tiny unborn male baby on the screen, I could not suppress the tears of joy. And I thought about his little cousin, Freya, who will surely enjoy having him to tease some day, as only little girls can get way with.

In this picture of her with my mom, her great grandmother Joy Joy, you can see the beginnings of a little mischievous grin. One that is already worth a thousand words.

ATWTWhich just happens to be the rules of another photography meme called A Thousand Words Thursday. It is hosted by Jen, at Cheaper that Therapy. I think she’s on to something, myself. The idea behind this one is to post a picture that is worth a thousand words. Be sure and click on the link above, and add your photo to the list. Then have fun visiting all the other blogs and viewing what they think is worth a thousand words!