Saturday, December 24, 2016

The very best part of the year ........


Meet little Lucky. 

Before he was born, Missy referred to him as Lucky. In fact she insisted that this was going to be his real name when he was born. And so, it is actually lovely that I can use that as his name here on the blog. 

In this photo, he was just a few days old. He is now 7 months, with twin dimples and gleaming eyes, and a huge grin. Hair growing and chewing everything. Rolling, and sitting and doing all the things little boys will be doing and specialising in capturing hearts. 

I will do a Letter to my Grandson soon. The one I did the day Missy was born is still special to me. Lucky needs one too. 

I started reading all the blog posts I had missed during the year yesterday, and it was incredibly hard. I was running a real gamut of emotions. So much has happened. Dearly loved people have died, there have been births, joys, devastating events, and so much more. Grief. Despair. Fear. Joy. Celebration. Excitement. Loneliness. Worry. Illness. Redundancy. Marriage. Divorce. Babies. Adventure. Delight. 

Life, in all its many guises has been happening, as it always will. Night follows day. The earth keeps turning. 

I think it is knowing how much support all of you have been to me over the years - I wanted to be there for all of you too. And this time I wasn't. I am so sorry. You have all crowded back into my heart where you belong, and there you will stay. 

So I am wishing you all a very happy Christmas - tomorrow is almost here - and a new year full of hope and love. 

Thank you for sticking around. 



Needled Mom said...

He is the best gift of 2016. He is perfect in every way. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Linds.

Susan said...

Hugs to you, Linds. I'm thrill about your new grandchild. What a sweet little fellow.

I move back to Zurich in March; one of these days we'll meet.

Vee said...

What a beautiful photo of you and darling Lucky! I hope that you will be able to post a photo, perhaps in artful disguise of both Missy and Lucky. How cute that she was calling him "Lucky" before he ever arrived. I know that you all feel incredibly lucky and purely blessed. Oh, Linds, I don't know that I could handle the news of Blogdom all at once. It must be a little like Rip Van Winkle waling from his long nap. You were in the midst of your own troubles, too... Just happy that you are here and that you remembered how to post a photo!

Little Miss Know-it-all said...


Little Miss Know-it-all said...

How wonderful!
We, too, had a new granddaughter, just in time for Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

This has been such a year for so many of us, hasn't it. Some private events have been joyful, some public events have been distinctly un-joyful... It is lovely to see you back and welcome to your newest family member. Top marks to your daughter!

Anonymous said...

welcome back ! So glad to hear all is looking brighter again, well at least in the most important part of life which is the Family !
All else will fall into place I'm sure.
Seeing you back here is a wonderful start to the new year.

Pam said...

Wow, so delighted to see you back again in the bloggy world! And little Lucky is beautiful! Happy New Year!

Linda said...

He is just precious, Linds.
I've been kind of out o the loop as well, and I'm not sure I'll ever be as involved as I once was. But there are a few friends I never want to lose touch with - and you are most definitely one of them. Again - I'm so happy to see you writing again.