Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's a boy!

I’m so excited to announce I’m going to be a grandma. My grandson is supposed to make his entrance into the world sometime the second week of January.

My son Tyler and his wife Felicia are expecting their first baby and last week we found out the baby is a boy. He already has his name. I’ll save that surprise for the announcement of his birth. I just have to say I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I know this isn’t a usual blog but I have started writing one over so many times tonight but all I can think about is how blessed I feel.

It was in the freezing cold of last January that Sian Bessy made her way on a dark stormy night to find my son and his wife at their apartment. (They also lived in her same hometown) That day they had had a miscarriage and I was devastated as a mother that I couldn’t be there to help them, or be near them in case they needed me. I mentioned in an email that they had lost their baby and how terrible I felt. The loss of that baby was so difficult on us and as a mother I just wanted to be near them. Sian knew just what to do. Being such a loving, caring friend, she found their apartment and hugged them for me and told them I loved them. She took warm bread from the oven and homemade jam and spent time with them until she knew they’d be okay. She did all of this for me because I couldn’t be there. Then she called me to reassure me that in time everything would be okay. In turn she touched not only my heart, but my son and daughter in laws as well, in ways she’ll probably never know. That memory still brings tears to my eyes. I have the most kind hearted generous friends a girl could ever be blessed with.

Now, it looks like we’ll be meeting our first grandchild this coming January. What a wonderful blessing he already is to all of us who are so eager to meet the little guy.

Anyway, like I said, I know it’s not a usual blog—Forgive me for using this place to make our big announcement. It’s just that tonight, my water level is a little high and the happy tears aren’t drying up.

I’m gonna be a grandma!


Cheri J. Crane said...

Jeri, you will love being a grandmother. It's my favorite title in the world. =)And I agree, Sian is a sweetheart.

Jennie said...

What wonderful news. I love being a grandmother and you'll be a natural. Thanks for sharing this news with us. And I agree, Sian is one of the kindest, most thoughtful friends a person could ever have. She's a new grandmother now too, and what wonderful firsts you two will have to share.

Gale Sears said...

Congratulations, Jeri! I cried with joy for you. And I cried with love for Sian's tenderness.

Sian said...

Jeri, I'm so happy for you and for Tyler and Felicia. I didn't do anything more for them than you would have done if the situation had been reversed. I'm just grateful you allowed me to share that difficult time with your family. Tyler and Felicia showed such strength and humble acceptance of the situation despite the hurt they were feeling. They'll be wonderful parents. And you'll be an incredible grandmother!

Michele Ashman Bell said...

Happy tears indeed. This sweet baby will be such a blessing. Lucky baby to have you for a grandma.