1. Christmas is about 1/2 down, which means the place looks a shambles (impressive, huh?)
2. We made it through the wedding and Christmas without the bother of bankruptcy! (which actually IS impressive)
And now for the big announcement..... drum roll please....
3. I am a grandma!!!
It's not my story to tell, but getting that babe here was one wild ride (my son told me near the end of the five hour drive to the hospital, through a blizzard, behind the ambulance in which his sweet wife was laboring, that he'd never driven through snow like that--and that's just one small part of the saga!) but she's here!!! Yes, it's a girl!! A beautiful, petite, precious, pinkaliscious, brings tears to my eyes just thinking about her, girl!!!
They are very far away and so I've not yet had the privilege of holding my one and only grandchild. I haven't smelled her new baby smell, or kissed her softer than soft neck. I haven't counted her little toes and or run my fingers through her full set of dark hair. I haven't felt her tight grip around my finger or seen the wrinkles on her forehead when she stretches. I haven't heard those new baby squeaks (my VERY favorite!) and I haven't looked into her big as the moon eyes and started to get to know this little one, so fresh from God, who made me a grandma.
I gotta be honest, it's hard!! So I'm planning and scheming and working it out. Next week, I'm gonna meet my granddaughter and do every single last one of those things, savoring every second of it, 'cuz it's gonna have to last me a while.
In the meantime, just call me granny!