This part of the e-newsletter is brought to you by a new grandmother -- or Mimi as I have chosen to be called. Four weeks ago, my daughter-in-law gave life to a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Charlene Vivian, and she will affectionately be called Charlie.
My husband, Jeff, and I spent a glorious week in California shortly after Charlie was born, and I was actually able to be there for Mother's Day. I don't have to tell you how perfect she is, but I could gush on for hours. (Just stop by the office, and I will happily bore you with pictures!)
My heart is full of love for Charlie. And the smile that lights my face when I see my son giving his full attention to all the many details of becoming a dad and the care he shows his wife, Dani, is pretty cool, too.
Recently, I read a piece on grandchildren from Frederick Buechner, an American author and theologian, that resonated with me: "They are the freshest and fairest you have. After you're gone, it is mainly because of them that the Earth will not be as if you never walked on it."
Now excuse me while I look at the pictures of my growing family, listen to Charlie's sounds on videos and work to afford those plane tickets to California!