. . . a brand new grand son. Born on Veterans day, 11 November 2009. No name that we know of yet, but that will come soon enough.
Hello Little Guy. Your parents sent me a text on my phone, but because it wasn't anywhere near me, I didn't discover it until 4 hours later when I saw one of my children's entries on FaceBook!!
Then I went to check my phone, and sure enough there was the announcement:
Born 9 am weighing 7 pounds and 19.5 inches long. You are most welcome into our family. How fun! All three of my son's wives were expecting together. How cool is that?
You are so welcome into our family. I can hardly wait to hold you in my arms and look into your sweet face. Your mom and dad have discovered a really good recipe, as your older sister is one of the most beautiful little girls to ever have been born. She is in a great competition with the other 8 of my grand daughters, who are also the most beautiful little girls to ever have been born. You are born into a wonderful family. You couldn't have a more dedicated mommy who adores children. She spends many hours just playing with her babies. She is a great photographer and artist. And your dad is about the sweetest person in the world. He never has a bad word to say about anyone. He is a dedicated young man. He is multi-talented. Playing the guitar and painting are among some of his talents. He is working two jobs, speaking Chinese at one and keeping a good insurance for his family at the other. Plus he is going to school. Some day, he will be a physicians assistant. I think you will find your home life very happy.
You have two sets of adoring grandparents. I know your other set is just as excited as I am. And you will have many, many cousins to love. I am a bit jealous of that, as my nearest cousin was a boy and he was 2 years older. His older brother was 10 years older and his sister was 11 years older. On the other side, my next closest cousins were my little brother's age. Twin boys born 10 years after me. So you are lucky to have cousins closer to your age.
You might think after having 6 children myself that there just couldn't be more room in a mother's heart, but as they grew up and chose mates, and then the grand children were born, her heart just keeps expanding and she falls in love all over again as each one is born.
I hope you have a LONG life filled with health and happiness.
Now this makes a total of 13 grandchildren and four grandsons. The girls dominate our family, but that is perfectly fine. They are just as darling as the boys.
Now I had better go get busy sewing you a blanket. I hope they choose a name soon, so I can embroider it onto the blanket before I come up to meet you. We just got a text from your mom who says we can come up Saturday to see you. I can't wait.
Love you little guy and Welcome To The Family.
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God bless you and your wonderful family.