Friday, July 27, 2007

Hello and goodbye

Yesterday morning, my sister-in-law gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy in Florida.

At that same moment, my dearest Granddaddy, the family patriarch, passed away in Texas.


I like to imagine that he is once again by my grandmother's side, just as he was for more than 60 years in this life.

6 comments:

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

The circle of life... Too much to take in sometimes.

Jenn in Holland said...

Joys and sympathies. Both are on wing to you from me, friend.
What a day, eh?

sognatrice said...

Che giornata davvero. Ti mando un abbraccio fortissimo :)

anno said...

A warm welcome to that brand new nephew of yours! And sympathies on your grandfather. That is quite a day.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry about your grandfather, but it sounds like he was ready. I'm so sorry you have yet another goodbye to deal with, though. I hope you're doing okay.

And I'm delighted you have a new little nephew! Bet your boys are happy about that, too. It's always good to be the big cousin ;-)

Rebecca said...

wow, Jennifer - life is certainly testing you right now.

Welcome to the new baby!

And so sorry about your Grandaddy. It's very weird when someone who has been around your whole life dies. More virtual hugs coming your way.