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Tuesday:) Time With Gamma

5 Dec

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.”

~Pam Brown


It’s been wonderful spending time with my little grand-daughter. The more time I spend with her, the more she says, “Gamma, come!” Then, I’m supposed to follow her around. I’d follow her to the moon and back. She’s so darn cute.

She likes to play with her baby, slide down her slide, ride on her pink pony, and read books before bed. That’s just the hour before bed.


Tuesday:) Today is Baby Belle’s Birthday

6 Dec

“You think you could never love so much as when you hold your own child. Then, you hold your grandchild, and you know you were wrong.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


The temperatures in the Chicago area went from the unseasonably balmy 60’s yesterday, then plunged with ferocious bitter cold winds, now in the 20’s. But, cold, nor wind, nor gloom of day could prevent me from celebrating my first grandchild’s first birthday on this special day. December 5th. This is one of my testimony trilogy miracle days. Belle Trinidad was born one year ago today, turning a painful day on the calendar into a day of celebration.

My sister and I drove to Deerfield to meet Joe, Lindsay and Baby Belle for dinner at a very nice Mexican restaurant, El Tadicional. <Hmmm? She looks good in a sombrero. Must be in the blood.

I was glad that I could be in town for this special day. She is just so cute. Belle rarely gets to see me, so she smiles and giggles when I’m at a distance and mommy or daddy are holding her, but she whimpers if I try and hold her. (Well, that’s gonna have to change!)

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. I am blessed.

Happy birthday Belle!

Theme Song Thursday:) Sunrise, Sunset

6 Jan

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.

~ (Kartini Diapari-Oengider)


More sharing…Just when you thought I’d run out of grandbaby pictures, you were wrong. There are more… lots more. 

Children are such a blessing, and grandchildren even more so. While I was holding little Belle in my arms this morning, rocking her, swaying back and forth, I was thinking of the song from “Fiddler on the Roof.” Sunrise, Sunset…” I swayed and smiled and sang the song to her. Memories flooded back. Memories of singing and dancing with my own babies in my arms, well over thirty years ago. 


Is this the little girl i carried?

Is this the little boy at play?

I don’t remember growing older,

When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?

When did he grow to be so tall?

Wasn’t it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise sunset, sunrise, sunset,

Swiftly flow the days,

Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,

Blossoming even as they gaze…

Sunrise sunset,…


 When I returned to Mom’s house this afternoon, we were scanning and scrolling the tv for something to watch.”Fiddler on the Roof” was on the movie channel, so I turned it on. How fitting. I sang along. I always sing along.

“I don’t remember growing older…When did they?’

Wednesday:) Wonderful Miracles of Life

8 Dec

“If you don’t believe in miracles, look at the face of your your child. If you need further proof, hold your grandchild in your arms.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis
“Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold.”

~ Irish proverb


The day I have been waiting for has finally arrived. My son and daughter-in-law have a new baby girl. She arrived Monday evening, and except for a few fretful days and many prayers, she’s here. A beautiful angel sent from above, with a lot of hard work from a beautiful and patient mother. 

I’m a grandma!!!! I’m so excited. We don’t live in the same town, or even the same state, but I’ll be seeing her soon. Thank you to the many friends who sent prayers and good thoughts. My blessings abound and my heart is so full and about to burst. I sure hope that I don’t cry all over my new granddaughter when I first get to hold her in my arms. Who am I kidding? I’ll have to get her a little mini raincoat.

Here she is in all her glory. Yep, I believe in miracles.