Friday, March 6, 2015

Announcing...

An emotional week, bookended by deaths: a friend Monday, a beloved 90-year-old uncle today. And yesterday afternoon we welcomed our newest grandchild, watched our daughter-in-law nurse her baby, our son swaddling and rocking... Pure Joy

No photos of baby yet or any sharing of more details until the young family catches their breath, but I do have pretty photos of the view from our well-appointed room at the Laurel Point Inn and our brief walk before breakfast, before we drove back to the hospital for a second visit, and then the longer drive up the island, back home. Suspect we'll be driving those 90 minutes between our city and Victoria much more often now.  







15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the safe arrival of the new one, sorry for the passing of the others.

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  2. Congratulations on the birth of a new little one - such joy! Life really is a mixed drink of joy and sorrow.

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  3. Congratulations on your new arrival. I am sorry to hear about your uncle. These years seem to bring so many losses of loved ones!

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  4. Wow...what a roller coaster of a week, emotionally. Congratulaions and condolences. Sorry that sounds a bit flip... it's not meant that way:)

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    1. I didn't take it as flip -- thanks, Susan.

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  5. A new life begins, a long-lived one ends. Time to feel deeply. Looking forward to seeing photos of the new grandchild when time permits.

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    1. It's true, isn't it. . . there are times when it's simply important to feel, deeply. Even sadness is worth its own time. Thank goodness it's balanced by joy, at least for us, now.

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  6. What a challenging week (in that being very happy can be as complicated as being very sad)! I hope you will have the time and energy for some self-care time in the days to come. And thank you for the spring glimpses - I'm still seeing inches of snow and icicles out the windows here and suiting up for 20 degree dog walks.

    ceci

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    1. Spring is coming, even to you in those very cold places. It's on its way. Promise!

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  7. Many years ago, when my Father died, I traveled across the Country with a baby and a small child because I knew that being around new babies and small children can temper grief. I hope the new baby, and your other grandchildren, can provide a much needed balm during this trying time.

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    1. Thanks for this, Sarah -- I'm finding so much joy in this new little one and we have our 6yo granddaughter visiting this week, a real balm.

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  8. Congratulations on the birth of this newest grandchild. You are certainly in that place between sorrow and joy, but I hope that the joy of new life will sweep you forward in its wake.

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  9. Joy and sorrow hand in hand. Congratulations and condolences.

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  10. Congratulations! I very much hope you find the time you need for both sorrow and joy.

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  11. Congratulations on the new arrival. A post filled with beauty, joy, & longing.

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