My draft folder contains four unfinished posts, two of which I started a month ago and never seemed to get back to. But then I planned to post about the women’s retreat I would attend this past weekend, and was going to let that post pre-empt the others.
Now my pre-emptive post is itself getting pre-empted by bigger news…
Meet Owen Parish Johnson, First Grandchild Extraordinaire!
Owen arrived safe, sound and adorable, but two weeks before he was expected. In fact, I had planned to visit his mom, Heather, for a couple of days en route to my retreat. (Daddy Eric was somewhere out on Ft. Hood for the week, having fun with Howitzers.) I thought I could help Heather with last-minute cooking, chores and preparations plus enjoy some down time…
But Eric called Tuesday with the news that they were already at the hospital. I guess Owen couldn’t wait to meet me. He was born the next morning and all my plans went merrily out the window.
He wasn’t yet six hours old when I got there. What a precious, soft, warm little bundle!
Heather’s family started arriving later that day, Brent came the following morning, and I can only hope all the company didn’t stress Heather out.
I tore myself away and made it to the retreat, a little late but blissfully happy. I’ll still blog about the retreat, but for now maybe you can help me get used to my new title:
Just call me “Grandma.”
Thanks for reading,
PS: This week I am linking up with Jen and the Soli Deo Gloria sisters, many of whom I got to see in person at the aforementioned retreat.
I am so excited for you!! You are such a blessing, Jan, and I am doubly blessed that you got to attend the retreat!!
Oh Grandma, the fun is just beginning! So happy for you. What a wonderful grandma you will be.
Grandma Isn’t that a wonderful title. I am so excited for you and Brent, you will be the best grand parents and Owen is so bless to have great parents and grand parents. God bless all of you. Mom
My turn comes in March. 🙂 Congrats.
My turn comes in March. Congratulations.
Why, don’t mind if I do……….:-)
Ha, I knew you’d take me up on it!!
Thank you, Kathleen! The little guy just keeps getting cuter…