Showers of Blessings

The Wonder of "Firsts"

Little Man teaches me a thing or two . . .

I got the news a few weeks ago, but I think it’s really just now sinking in.  I’m going to be a grandmother–again!  When our sweet daughter told us she was expecting our first grandchild, I laughed out loud–laughed, because she was so surprised, and because I was so delighted!  When our girl gave us the news about this second addition, somehow to me it just did not seem real.  I was just as delighted, but the whole idea just didn’t “gel” with me–didn’t seem real–until just the past few days.

We are so blessed to get to be with Little Man as much as we are!  I know the times when we have both little ones for an overnight will be rare and very special, but at the moment I’m wondering: Let’s see, a two-year-old and a newborn . . . are we really up to that babysitting gig?  That means two car seats to deal with, and you all know I taught my grandson a choice naughty word (his first!) over a clasp on a car seat!  How in the world will we manage two? And by the way, where in the world will we put two car seats? Our vintage Honda may have to be retired in favor of one of those horrid SUVs or maybe even a crossover (whatever that is!).

This is just the transportation problem; that’s just the very tip of the Grand Iceberg! What about feeding, bathing, changing, entertaining, and getting these little ones to bed? I’m worn out already, just writing about it! I’m envisioning an episode of the Keystone Cops, or a cartoon where someone is herding cats!

Although I know I’m ill-equipped for this new addition, I also know that when he or she makes their blessed appearance, I am going to be one happy Muzzie!  I came across a funny picture of Little Man today, and it reminded me how very precious and funny and absolutely priceless he is.  It’s his first experience with an umbrella in a light rain.  I could probably write a poem about it.  The boy was so thrilled to hold that big, colorful “tent” above his head!  He listened raptly as the raindrops tapped against it.  His joy was amazing, remarkable, and contagious. He reminds me every day of what an awesome, shining and new world we live in.  The New Addition will put his/her two cents’ worth in as well, and I can’t wait to hear his/her take on it!

Raindrops keep falling on my head . . . showers of blessings!

About prroberson

I am a southern writer/teacher and proud grandmother.
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