Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Saturday Treat

Oh, I have a treat for you today.

I met Cheryl way, way back when I was 14 and she was 13 and she has always been the sweetest thing since chocolate cake. Well, this past week Cheryl became a grandmother for the very first time and so at Facebook (where lovely reunions and sharings of joy happen everyday) she showed us this photo of her and her husband first meeting their tiny, new grandson. Now prepare yourself, for this is one lovely picture:





Oh my. Do you love that? As her aunt (who I've also known nearly 40 years) said at Facebook, the raw emotion shows through. And what a sweet baby, too.

I adore that photo and I just wanted to share it with those of you who understand why. We all get slapped with tons of bad news online and so I believe we need extra, mega-doses of good news to remind us that, yes, right and sweet and holy things still take place every single day.

Never let anyone steal your joy. Instead keep it, enjoy it--then spill it over onto others all over the place.

Have a blessed Saturday. Let's all count how many things are going right today.


Cheryl's mom and I kept in-touch by way of snail mail for more than 30 years and now we can chat any time we wish by way of Facebook. Jeanette is one of the blessings nearest the top of my blessings list.



Phil said...

How beautiful, Debra. I look forward to the day when I greet a grandchild. Very sweet.

My husband and I are visiting in your area from Cali! We are in Amherst now and have spent the past week about 50 miles south. The weather looks GREAT. Enjoy your weekend!

Bonnie, (wife of Phil. : ) )

Debra said...

Oh Bonnie! How fun to know you are so close by. Thanks for letting me know and yes! We are due for lovely weather today. You've chosen a great time to visit--enjoy the rest of your time here. Blessings, Debra

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Truly a lovely picture of a grandmother's joy and I can't help smiling when I see the baby's tuft of hair! Darling!

Odie Langley said...

What a happy moment caught forever and the first grandchild is surely reason enough to have emotions spill out. Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend.

Pat said...

What a pricless picture! I remember that very same feeling upon holding my grandchildren for the first time. I still feel it today even though they are 21 and 23 and I can no longer hold them, except in my heart.

Pearl said...

Debra this beautiful picture is what every first time Grandmother goes through. This brought such wonderful memories back to me, thanks.