Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Grand Thing by Barbara Quinn

I’m going to be a grandma. My son, Bret, and daughter-in-law, Tricia, are expecting their first child at the end of October. Oh, this is terrific news. It was only last July that we were all dancing at their wedding. Now I cannot wait to meet little Brisha which is what I’ve been calling the babe, the perfect blend of Bret and Tricia – Brisha!

Bret is my only child and I’ve been so lucky to have him. He’s always been a family type of guy. Even when he was a kid he’d talk about what he would do with his own kids. That always made me happy and now here he is about to be a Dad, and me about to become Grandma Quinn, and my mom about to become Great-Grandma Ferrara. We spent some time over the last few days letting all the Great Uncles and Great Aunts and their children know about the upcoming big event. This is the kind of news that it’s good to share.

I’ve seen the ultrasound pictures of the little blob that is to be my grandchild. They reminded me of my own ultrasounds taken when I was pregnant with Bret. Those first baby pictures are amazing. And now, the pictures can be much clearer.

Suddenly I’m noticing baby things again. All the little clothes, gadgets, and toys are vying for my attention.

The earth turns, the seasons pass, and sometimes good and lovely things do happen. Today I am grateful for life itself.


Kathryn Magendie said...


I've an only child, too - he's not married yet and has no children, but I do have a "step" grandchild, Amelia, who is precious as can be. *smiling*

What a delight for you!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Congratulations to you and the whole family! And a pre-welcome to Baby Brisha too. ;)

Meredith said...

Brisha - I love it!

Mazel tov, Barb, to you and to the whole family!!!

-Meredith Lopez

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