Saturday, February 13, 2010


Here where we live we rarely get snow.  Everywhere around us usually does, but it's as if there is a force field over our city and we are, instead, given rain, sleet, or ice.   On the rare winters when the force field is disabled and we do actually get snow, it's exciting! 

This year has been a year of surprises!  We have had several snow storms and they have dropped lots of that pretty white stuff for the kids and kids at heart to play in.  The wonder of it has grown old.  At first when Sweet Pea would see it snowing, her face would light up and she would run to the window in excitment.  Now, when she sees it snowing it does not phase her.  It's business as usual for her.

I feel there is a message there...  What am I taking for granted?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So much on my mind today

I came to the hospital yesterday evening (5:00 pm) to be with my first born as they admitted her to induce her labor for her first born.  My husband predicted back in the summer months that she would have this baby on this very date.  Ironically, she was due Feb 4... and if she missed her due date, her doctor would induce her on the 5th.  But, as it turned out, her file did not make it to the scheduler in time so they could not schedule her for the 5th.... They could get her in on the 8th at 5:00 pm to begin the preliminary inducing procedure... and would induce on the 9th.... the very date Buddy predicted.  Now.... he also said 7:39 was the time and he thought he typed pm...but instead typed am... so we are hoping Russell gets here at 7:39 tonight :)

As I sit here in the room with her... I find myself reflecting on the past....  I think of how she was 7 lbs 11 oz and 19" long.... and how tiny she looked to me... How quickly time has passed.  I was 24 years old when I gave birth to her... 28 years later, in the very same hospital, she is giving birth to her first child. 

I'm so glad that I can be here for her today.  It's quite a priviledge...  I am hoping that they don't have to do a c-section so that I can be there when he is born.  (a c-section would not allow but 1 person in and her husband has that ticket).   I plan to be there with camera in hand to document the miracle of birth...