Last week my world changed in such a way that I cannot even explain… I have been overjoyed to know that my grandson was on his way these past nine months, but I finally was able to see his face last Thursday night. And he literally took my breath away. He is the most beautiful child I have ever seen… maybe that is Grandmoma Chassy talking, maybe it’s just the facts! He is an absolute dream!
Cameo was having contractions Wednesday at her dr appt and she was already moving along and was in early labor. So the doctor recommended that she go home, get ready and be back at the hospital that night. They would have a room for her and expected her to deliver sometime Thursday. Talk about exciting! The time had finally come!
I don’t believe I have ever been less productive. I literally sat and stared at my phone just aching and waiting for it to ring!
Due to hospital restrictions, and ‘the virus’ (I changed that because my post was flagged… ugh), there was no one allowed to be with her except Houston. Which broke my heart, cause she had told me early on she wanted me there with her. But Houston is a fantastic husband and new daddy and he did an outstanding job supporting her in every way she needed.
It was hard labor for her, but Thursday night Baby Denz was born, and Cameo did an exceptional job of carrying and laboring for him to be with us.
With bright eyes and a head full of hair, this piece of heaven entered the world weighing 7 lbs 2 oz.
They were able to come home Saturday night and I was finally able to meet him face to face.
Friends, the fact is, I LOVE being a mother. It is one of the grandest things on this earth. To be able to raise, love, and nurture my four children has been a such a blessing to me, I love it. I love each one of them and their uniqueness.
But being a grandmother has absolutely rocked my world… and it has been less than a week since I have known him outside the womb and my heart is so unbelievably full.
This love is so different but so very, very good. It just makes me praise the Lord for His blessings on someone so very unworthy… because I am unworthy of such wonderful gifts… I am humbled in such a way, I have been in tears at least once a day since it all happened.
When I look at his beautiful face I swell with gratefulness and love. I look forward to him getting to know me and me getting to know him as his personality emerges. I look forward to getting to sing to him. To hold him. To rock him. To introduce him to the farm… to teach him what the piggies and chickens say. To make him laugh at all my goofy ways. To grow food for him and let him work with me when he comes over. To bless him and his parents as much as I can, as I try to do my whole family. To pray for him. To encourage him. To be there for him. I hope to be one of his favorite people. This love…. this love is intense. It is amazing…. and I will never take it for granted.
To say that I am proud of Houston and Cameo would the understatement of understatements… they have been and are doing things beautifully, and I have been so blessed to be able to be there some and witness the support and love they have given to one another.
My life has been forever changed. Thank you Lord for that. Please let me live up to the grand calling of grandmotherhood.