This summer we had a beautiful gift. A grand surprise, literally. Well I wouldn’t say it was a surprise but I hope it is to you. Mid July we were blessed with a second grandson. Sebastian Gerard. He is precious in every sense of the word.
Of course there were logistics. There always are but this time, being that I am in another state, there were serious logistics. When to arrive? Should I go alone? Drive? Fly? (oh dear you do not want to see me on a plane) How long can I leave Poppa with this crew of ours? After much thought I arrived the day she went home from the hospital. She, as in the beauitful creature that God blessed me with 23 years ago. She who has given us now 2 grandsons.
So plans were made and remade. Time to go back home. A plane got me there (and lots of essential oils to keep me from jumping on the lap of the person next to me on the plane). Lewis picked me up and I arrived back home to meet this little person I had been praying for all these 9 months.
It was a divine stay. All of 2 weeks. Two weeks away from home, away from my babies, away from Mateo. Phone calls every few hours informed me of their every move. Sweet little voices reminded me that I could not stay here with these grandchildren of mine. But while I was there, I did my best to be fully there. To be a help and not a burden. To absorb time with my oldest baby and her babies. To kiss Lewie and read him books. To hear his laugh (oh what a laugh) and spend time with him like never before since he usually prefers his aunts and uncles to me.
And this new little person who is now forever a part of my heart. Bass. What a cutie. Red hair. Grandbaby number two. Chunky from the very beginning and sweet tempered. He has his mother bewitched in every sense.
The best part of the whole trip was getting to spend a whole week with my son in law Lewis. Boy am I blessed. He is just everything we ever prayed for and such a good father. Blessed I tell ya. He made breakfast daily and I made lunch and dinner. We watched movies, talked and of course played with babies. I can’t think of a better time really.
The days went by and my heart felt so pulled to be back with my babies waiting at home. Now that I am home, my heart pulls to be with Lewie and Bass. Updates every few days as well as pictures keep us in the loop from so many miles away and a promise that we will always find a way to be together again. Very soon to be with our wonderful someones.
*Note* I love these pics with Lewie but I really do not ever like seeing myself in pics so I step out of my comfort zone to post them here. Ignore the silver strands in my hair. I earned them and I am OK with them.