Today at 1:35 AM, I became a grandmother for the fifth time…..and this time, it’s a granddaughter! Baby Jazzleen Frederica Patricia is seven pounds on the dot, 18 1/2 inches long, and she is BEAUTIFUL. She has her mamma’s coloring and scads of dark hair, but her sweet face is reminiscent of my son.
Chris, who’d turned 25 just the day before, was so excited when he phoned me shortly after 2 to share the good news that he could barely talk. This kid has been through some tough times in his life (many of which were self-imposed), but he’s turned it around this past year and is at least trying to do the right thing. He’s a good stepfather to Kathleen’s two daughters, and I have the feeling that little Jazzy will settle him down a lot more.
I wish my own grandmother were here to see this. She would’ve been 116 today, and even though she’s been gone for over 40 years, I know she’d be almost as proud as Will and I are. She used to say, “The days when babies come are the happiest of all”. And this is, indeed, a very happy day!
Welcome to your life, precious granddaughter! Prepare to be enchanted…….