Friday, September 19, 2014
The Waiting Is Over
Whew....the waiting is finally over. Matilda Mae, decided to enter this world on Wednesday, Sept 17th at 1:56 PM. She wasn't very willing, she was just too snug and content in her Mother's womb to make her appearance. After breaking Hilary's water (see I told you Matilda wasn't ready) and a long labor, all 8.86 lbs, 21" long our little miracle arrived. And no, this great-grandmother has yet to see her, other than all the photos posted on facebook and you know how much anticipation I have to hold her, squeeze her, love her (and take her picture). I am patiently (and that is really difficult for me) waiting until the new parents and child have some time to settle in. With clothing, toys, books, hats & various other gifts for Matilda Mae I hope my wait isn't too long.
While waiting for her to arrive I took a quick trip to Ohio to visit my 2 sister-in-laws and their family driving 5 hours with both "kids". I was so proud of them, Toby was buckled in with a harness in the front seat, and Cinder sat on her blanket in the back seat never hearing a peep from either one. Both were better behaved than either one of my children when traveling. No arguments, no fights, no "when are we going to be there?"
There I was blessed with new sights to see and capture thru my lens. The first day I was there we wandered thru the old "Oregon" district where they are renovating the beautiful old homes that have fallen in disrepair. Some were filled with charm and beauty, others still needed a little more tender loving care but every where you looked my eyes were filled with the architecture of a by-gone era.
And then we found the field of sunflowers and I was struck by the awe and beauty of this field filled with golden flowers with their heads leaning towards the sunlight. Now I have seen sunflowers growing many, many times and have loved them from the start, but to see a whole field of them absolutely took my breath away.
Many more pictures to come from this short but sweet trip and ofcourse Matilda Mae will soon make her appearance on these pages in the near future. I am blessed.
PS I would love it if you would hop on over to my collaborative blog "Focusing On Life" where I have shared more pics with word art of my trip.
And I am linking to Kim's Friday Finds to share my lovely and joy-filled week.....