A close encounter

I was very fortunate to hold my new grandson the day he was born. It was past 10 pm, and  I was spent from the anxiety of worrying about my daughter in labor plus babysitting our 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter. But I made the drive out to a quiet night at Packards Children’s Hospital and a friendly staff.  It sure puts life into perspective to experience the thrill of brand new parents and the joy of a newborn.  So very innocent and peaceful, sleeping and breathing in a new environment- it’s a true miracle.  Now in a way, I am needed less,  as my daughter and her husband have new family priorities. But in another, I’m a step closer,  as I embrace our new family and lend a hand to help. A positive happy life surely is how we choose to view the events that fill our lives.


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