Monday, March 21, 2011
I love how Winter and Spring blend - each believing they are in full force. It is snowing here today - and has picked up in intensity since I took these pictures. The daffodil stems are covered in white and the green buds are hiding. Spring is like a 'lady-in-waiting'. :-) Winter, a gallant prince.
And today is a day of wonderful celebration. My son Dolan was born today at 8:38 this morning - weighing in at 9 pounds 9 ounces. Ouch! He was so beautiful when he was born. They laid him on me right after he was born and we rested snuggled and I told him things that only a new Mother knows right after they see their child for the first time. It was glorious. And his life has been purposeful and well-intended. He is a published writer and an English teacher at an International High School. He teaches English as a second language. He directed and performed in a comedy troupe for several years called 'Group Of Names' and they performed in such places as Carolines in Manhattan and many other venues. He lived in Prague for a year and traveled throughout Europe and he also traveled across the United States one summer with two good friends. He is a good man - and cares about all life - he is sensitive, wise beyond his years and very, very funny. His intelligence is mind boggling - and his gentle approach to challenges and obstacles, inspiring. He is a very old and beautiful soul. And one of my greatest gifts and blessings.
Meanwhile, Skipp and I are still like two school kids on vacation - that summer right before High School where the future is unknown and a bit scary - but together, we know we will meet the challenge. Every meal, every wake up, every walk, every laugh, every tear, every humble moment of gratitude - we are thrilled to just be together. Hallelujah!!
Since it is snowing today we are going to tape and get ready to do some more painting. Have tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch and frolic a bit with our Gracey-Blue. She loves the snow. Did I mention that TODAY IS A GOOD DAY. Well, now I have. :-)
Posted by Gail at 10:52 AM