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Life Intrudes

Yes, I am sorry. I left you with no indication that I wouldn’t be able to blog for a while, but – as it does for you – life intrudes. AdventureMan and I are on a GREAT adventure, a baby was born, and thus we became Grandma and Grandpa! We didn’t intend to be here for the birth, but babies have their own schedules, and we got here in time to spend time with our son and his wife AND to be able to see our new grandson before he was even an hour old.

Who ever thinks the thrills in life are over once you hit ‘grown-up’ is SO wrong. Life just keeps getting better and better, and is full of thrills – if you have the eyes to see, and the ears to hear, and the heart to know a miracle when you see one.

Every new baby is a miracle. We can’t make them happen – or not happen – by wishing. Babies, each and every one, are a miracle.

Photos? This was a mixed up trip. We have been on the run ever since we hit the ground. I have photos, but I left my card-reader in Doha. As soon as I can hit a store, I will show you a photo of the newest prince. 😉

Thanks for your patience with me.

February 9, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Aging, Beauty, Biography, Blogging, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Friends & Friendship, Generational, Living Conditions, Relationships

12 Comments »

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATION

    Can’t wait to see him!

    Comment by BitJockey | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Congrats to all of you!

    Comment by momcat | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. If I may continue where BitJockey left it:

    S!CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATIONS!CONGRATULATIONS!

    🙂 Great News.

    Comment by Bu Yousef | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. mabrook ma yakom! -(blessed what has come to you)

    so your officially a grandmother now, yayf!!

    Comment by Mrm | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. Congrtulations on your first Grandchild , Why am I confused that it the second ,maybe after the posts about diaper cake or baby shower fews months / weeks ago !!!! You are in the states i guess thats why the blog was silent . Congrats again and Bless you all .

    Comment by daggero | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  6. *intlxpatr is dancing for joy!* Thanks be to God! Thanks be to God!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. Daggero, I forgot, it can be confusing because it is a cultural difference. We have showers for pregnant women months before the baby comes. So the diaper cake is from a huge family reunion in November, which also featured a shower for the Mom-to-be.

    As a very funny aside, one of my D-I-L’s aunts made a slideshow of the shower, and took some photos of me from a previous gathering and stitched them into the shower photos, so even though I wasn’t there, I have a disk full of slides showing me having a wonderful time at the shower! It’s a wild and whacky world we live in. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  8. Oh Congratulations :*** How does it feel to be a grandparent?!!!!

    May god bless him and grant you both a good healthy life to attend his own child’s birth :***

    Comment by danderma | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!! Many blessings for a healthy baby and a safe trip back for you and AM!

    Comment by AcadeMama | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  10. It feels wonderful, Danderma. We get to help, and we get to watch our son and his wife turn into parents. It is the most amazing and awe inspiring experience. 🙂

    Thank you AcadaMama 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  11. Alf Mabrouk to all of you! Have you thought of a name yet?
    Please make sure to enjoy the baby as much as you can.

    Comment by Dance Like an Egyptian | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  12. LOL, my friend, name starts with a “Q”! I am enjoying! I am enjoying!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 16, 2010 | Reply


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