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Day 141: New Grandparents – Ellen and Owen

25 Aug

Today my next-door neighbors drove to the town where their daughter lives to be there when she gives birth to their first grandchild. This couple has just built on an addition to their house so that when the daughter comes to visit, there will be a room for the new baby. I love how my neighbors are so excited about their grandchild!

In the next few days they will be standing by waiting to do whatever is needed – even if that means that they will just be waiting, wondering who this new child will be. I can’t help but think that this will be a very lucky (and loved) baby indeed.

As they prepared to leave on their journey I gave my neighbors a pie to bring to their daughter and son-in-law. I wanted to be a part of the welcoming committee – and so I sent an Apple Walnut pie to help them keep up their strength during their “waiting” vigil. I wish their daughter a speedy delivery and send my very best wishes to the entire family.

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse

Day 118: New Life

2 Aug

As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to bring a pie to some friends that have recently become grandparents. Their new grand baby has spent the last two months at the hospital due to health issues. With time spent at work and lots of time spent at the hospital, this couple has not had the chance to cook a meal at home in quite a while.

I thought of my friends as I made a quiche for them today. They are being tremendously supportive of their child and will be very involved in the care of their grandchild. While they might not have foreseen this event, they are willingly assuming responsibility for this new baby.

Sometimes life surprises us with situations and we have to make a decision on how to proceed – without any clear blueprint to follow. It seems to me that my friends have made the decision to do all that they can for their grandchild. I am proud to know them and have offered to help them with meals should they need it.

Tonight a Quiche Lorraine (and some brownies) went home to my friend’s house. I hope that the quiche gives he and his wife the nourishment that they need and also gives them the knowledge that they are loved.