She is here! Our precious little doll, Erin Faith– She was born October 1.
Now one, thus far, to be a ‘shoe in’ to pass some of Nana’s opals to! (Moms Bday is 10/11)
Mom would be so proud! She was so very proud of Tanah and Cheyanne.
Mom loved to show the girls off when they visited her. I found at least 4 notations of a visit from Cheyanne to Manor Park.— It was just about a year ago, for the October birthday celebrations at Manor Park. All the honorees were to be presented with cake and their families came to enjoy the celebration with musical entertainment. Ashton and Cheyanne and Keith and Evan and I were there to help celebrate the evening. At the last minute, the entertainment canceled, so the entertainment was presented by the resident pianist(one of the residents who had taught piano at the college prior to moving to Manor Park who plays very well.)
Cheyanne was about 17 months and toddling well, and of course absolutely gorgeous with the big baby blues and blond curls. When the piano began to play Cheyanne wanted out of the stroller, so we obliged. Chey then proceeded to ‘work’ the room. Went to all the tables and smiled and cooed, then went to the piano player and smiled and cooed, then eyed the stage and smiled and ran and climbed upon it. Then she smiled and wooed!
All of Mom’s notations were of how everyone told her ‘her great granddaughter was gorgeous, so precious, and much better than any entertainment that could have come in.’ In each note she agreed and said “how very proud she was of her greats, grands, and loved all of her family dearly.” I know Mom just as thrilled with Ty and Erin. My phone would be ringing constantly until they came to visit and then more to find out when they would come back.
I too am proud, more than I think anyone can imagine. Even more than Mom could know. Proud that I am blessed with these grandchildren, with my children, now adults and their wives, my ‘daughters’. Proud that God gifted me with these wonderful gifts. They are affirmation of me, of my being. To see that these families, these children are direct descen-dants, products of my existence, gives me amazing purpose. God meant me to be, I am no ‘mistake’. All I have to do is look into the eyes of, Lee, Brian, Evan, Tanah, Cheyanne, Ty and Erin and see a little of me, and KNOW they are His, He has a plan and we are all part of it,and He makes no mistakes..