There are times in our lives when everything seems right; when hardship and worry vanish simply because joy has overtaken them. Right now is one of those times for me.
Shane, Sarndra and Alexander.
While I know of the tragedies in Africa and Afghanistan, that millions struggle each day just to drink and eat, that cruelty and injustice continue to play a big role in life all over the world, one tiny baby and the smiling contentment of two people I love removed all of that for me yesterday. All I could think of was there before me and everything was right.
There is something about holding a grandchild for the first time. When they look at you, even though they might see with blurry eyes and it is a moment they won't remember, a connection is made that is profound and permanent. When I was holding that beautiful baby yesterday, I whispered: "I am your grandma." he looked up at me and Hanno said: "it looks like he understands what you're saying." and I knew that he did. He might not recognise the words yet but that connection is made with the eyes and the heart, not with words. He knows it and so do I.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments yesterday and for thinking about us and our family. Hanno and I and Shane and Sarndra appreciate your kind thoughts.