Saturday, August 1, 2009

Our tree is growing...

First comes love...

It seems like only yesterday that my husband and I went to visit our oldest son at the University of Maine. He was a freshman, living four hours from home. Leaving for college had not been the easiest of transitions for him or for those of us who were left at home missing him. There was a void in our home and in our hearts. I became more and more excited as we approached the campus. I needed to see with my own two eyes that he truly was okay, that he was surviving the rigors of academia and the weekend 'activities'. When we got out of the car I could barely contain myself when I saw him walking towards us. I resisted all temptation to run up to him and give him a huge bear hug. I didn't want to embarrass him totally. I settled for a quick peck on the cheek and then a mini bear hug. I stepped back and took a long look. Somehow my son seemed different but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. He nervously danced around and seemed rather giggly. What was this new behavior? I checked his pupils. Normal. I checked his breath. Hmm...normal boy breath. He took a deep breath...'Mom, Dad, there is someone I would like you to meet.' Ah, I quickly comprehended the situation. My son had met a girl, a girl who captured his heart and soul.







Over the next few years of college and after graduation their love continued to grow and strengthen. Our entire family fell in love with her ~ he chose a woman who is intelligent, kind, beautiful, humorous, patient, thoughtful, generous, compassionate, logical...perfect for my son. It was as if our family had had a missing puzzle piece and then when she came into our lives, she was the perfect piece and our family was complete. We accepted her with open arms and open hearts. Our family tree gained a new branch and was thriving.





Then comes marriage...
Last August this wonderful couple was married. It was a storybook wedding and I wrote an emotional post which left me teary and exhausted upon its completion. It seems hard to believe that in one week they will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary.




Here they come pushing a baby carriage...

Yes, that is correct. This wonderful couple gave birth two days ago to my granddaughter. They will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary with the cutest little baby girl, who I will refer to in my blog as my little Olive. She weighed in at a whopping seven pounds and was twenty inches long. Ah, it has been a lovefest around here. Lots of kissing, hugging and celebrating as we welcomed Olive into our family. Our family tree has never been healthier. My heart and soul have never been more complete. And now I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family...our little Olive !


This is love.

20 comments:

Willow said...

OH, she is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you all!

I was thinking of you this morning. About whether you were settled in as a grandma to twins and wanted to learn to knit. And now this! (I do have a lovely and very easy pattern for a baby kimono...)

Natalie said...

Oh she is GORGEOUS!
You made me sniff and have a little wetness appearing about my general eye area. Lovely post, and heartfelt congratulations to Mr and Mrs Velcro.xx♥

Chapati said...

Awesome :D So touching, glad to know fairytales still exist!

Brian Miller said...

adorable. congratulations! wonderful tale of love in bloom. when those puzzle pieces just fit and then you wonder how you life ever was with out them...nice.

Kim Mailhot said...

Ohhhh, she is sooooo sweet ! Your tree is so magnificent, Deb. I think you and your man have given it a lot of wonderful tending over the years and provided strong roots for its foundation. Congratulations to your family and soak up every bit of that glorious lovefest !

pink dogwood said...

You are lucky to have such a beautiful daughter-in-law and she is lucky to have you as mom-in-law and Olive is just adorable. I can't wait to hear and see more of her.

congratulations and I wish you a lot of happiness.

Sades said...

She is adorable, and already looks like her Mommy. I'm glad the new family is all doing well, and congratulations to the happy grandparents. 3 new grandbabies in one year!

Lauren said...

Debbie, this post is so sweet. Little Olive is so cute, and very lucky to have a grammy as sweet and caring and loving as you.

Elaine said...

Oh! She is adorable! Congrats to you all. x

Akelamalu said...

Oh how wonderful! Many, many congratulations to you all and Welcome to the world Olive.

She's just adorable. :)

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a beautiful precious sweetheart. enjoy her

Margaret

Hilary said...

Awww how wonderful. Congratulations. :)

Jeni said...

Your last sentence truly says it all! How wonderful that you have such a beautiful little granddaughter now to bless you and your family and to add so much light, laughter and especially, love!
Just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, what a beautiful story. I have goose bumps. What a beautiful couple, and what an adorable Olive!

Marg said...

It looks like he chose a girl just like his mother. Congratulations to both you and this wonderful couple and the birth of Baby Olive.
Your hands are full....So much to enjoy.The puzzle is complete for now...

Willow said...

I just had to come back again for another look at that sweet face! You are so blessed!

Maggie May said...

Such a GORGEOUS little girl! Congratulations.
Isn't it a marvellous feeling!
What a lovely post you wrote.
You are really lucky with your son's choice of girl. She likes you, that is brilliant.

Louise said...

What a lovely story. So many are not quite so happy with one another. And that little Olive is CUTER than cute!

Dianne said...

Welcome to the World Olive!!

I love her hat :)

she is beautiful
and she has a beautiful family

Daryl said...

Oh Debzilla .. I am loving little Olive she is precious and I cant wait til she meets her big boy cousins! Mazel tov to the entire family ... xoxo

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