Friday, March 07, 2014

Orion Wore a Kilt of Clouds

She looks a lot like daddy
and a little bit like Great grandma Peggy,
which is pretty fitting I'm thinking

As seen from midnight stairs the umpteenth time....

Kind of fluffy for a guy like him, but  he looked good in it, step dancing out there, on the heifer barn roof.

When I came down again at dawn, droves of robins queued up to take a turn bathing in the big rut in the driveway.

Festooned with frosting, the trees were trailing veils of gauzy mist...the whole river was shrouded in it, the geese like mysterious strangers hiding from the unfurling sun.

I thought to take pictures of it all to save to show her what her first day looked like, someday when she is old enough to see them.

But I didn't, because I was too darned scared.

We were all scared and it was a long and worried day.......but worth every fearful second.

At the end the young family was increased by one, and the new parents knew a bond like no other.

And the new grandparents shed a couple of buckets of tears of pure, deep, elemental joy, that can only be engendered by the birth of one so loved.

Welcome to the world, Miss Peggy Ann Marie Schultz. We love you baby girl.

21 comments:

Jeffro said...

Awesome! Congrats!

You realize, of course, that your sworn duty in life as grandparents is to spoil this girl!!!!!

Dani said...

Yep, let the spoiling begin.

Dani said...

Yep, let the spoiling begin.

NumberWise said...

Oh, wonderful! Even friends shed tears over the safe arrival of a baby. It's so like you to note the beauty of the natural world into which this cherished girl was delivered. Congrats to you all!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Love those sweet chubby cheeks, you surly are blessed Grandma!

Jonna said...

What a beautiful birthday present she has in this post. I join in your pure joy at her birth!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Pure Joy! What a beautiful baby!

Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Jonna and I are sitting here together blinking back tears.
May her life and her parents' lives always have your poet's heart . . . nearby.

Earl said...

Such a long fine name for such a big girl. Much joy and hope, for all.

Rev. Paul said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Linda said...

She's a keeper for sure. Congrats to all of you!!

Terry and Linda said...

YAY! She is here and she is lovely! You will get to teach her so much...there is that precious love of a grandchild only grandparents and grandchildren understand!

Linda
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ellie k said...

Welcome Miss Peggy, you are beautiful and have come into a wonderful family. You will be loved, spoiled, taught right from wrong and spoiled some more.

June said...

Congratulations to all, and . . . GOOD JOB, NEW MOM!

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Oh, what joy! A brand new granddaughter! How beautifully you have chronicled the day of her birth. I send loving prayers to you and your family.

Judith said...

Warmest greetings to sweet Miss Peggy. Joy, joy to her parents, aunt, uncle, grandparents and her great grandparents.

threecollie said...

Jeffro, thank you sir. We are just so darned thrilled. And the spoiling is being plotted even as we speak. lol

Dani, you betcha. Can't wait!

NW, I wanted to always remember what her first birthday was like...and the morning, which is all I saw of it...was stunning.

Tina, thank you. We really, really are!

Jonna, thank you. Everyone has warned me about how grandchildren hold a special place in your heart that you didn't even know was there. And it is so very, very true.

Nita, thank you!

Cathy, thank you both for your caring and kindness. I think of you every day when I go out and feed Cathy's peanuts, and Jonna's feeder. And Peggy....ah, she is such a love...coming home today!

Earl, thank you sir, for your kind words and thoughts. The name honors her Great Grandma Peggy, who was a tremendous influence in the lives of all of our kids, and her younger sister Ann, who is beloved by all our family...and a dear friend, ditto. Long, but she will grow into it I'll bet.

Rev. Paul, thanks! Just when you think you are past the exciting times in your life...

Linda, thank you so much!

Linda, thanks, I know you spend a lot of great times with your grandbabies. Now I am eager to give it a try.

Ellie, thanks, can't wait for the spoiling. Actually, we are all working on it already....

June, thanks, she has wanted to nurture and mother creatures since she was tiny. Now she has her own baby....

Jacqueline, thank you so very much, especially for your prayers. I don't think we can ever have enough caring prayers in our lives, and I am glad that some are coming her way.

Judith, thank you so very much. Nothing pulls a family together in love like a new little one....

Cathy Monroe said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild. Enjoy!

threecollie said...

Cathy, thank you!And we will! lol

The Milk Maid said...

Congratulations!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Congratulations!! I am jealous of the new baby smell and tiny fingers and toes..so precious...enjoy:)