Monday, August 15, 2011

To Love This Date

Michael and I were in Hanover with his father this past weekend. Dad turned 82 years old. He agrees that's no small feat considering that we were deathly afraid we were going to lose him to cancer two years ago.

The cancer and the subsequent treatments took a toll on him, but he still enjoys his life. Michael's brother, Tony, was there from Hong Kong and his brother John came in for a visit from Virginia. Phone calls from the rest of the kids scattered around the country were received and news shared. We took Dad to dinner and really enjoyed a swell night of laughter and sharing stories.

Today, is a bitter sweet day for me. Today would be The King's birthday. Some years the day comes around and I am really melancholy about not being able to share it with Daddy. Some years, I simply smile and wish him Happy, happy day to you! This year the day started a wee bit sad for me.

But, how fast the world can change in a few short hours. Because, no matter how many years I now have when August 15th reminds me of a significant lose in my life, it will now fill me with joy as I celebrate another lion in my life.

For, just a short time ago, at 2:47 in the afternoon,

we welcomed Ava Gabreille Gonzalez into our family. Mom and Dad and Livy are fine and little Ava? Well, she's not so little arriving safely weighing in at 9 lb., 8 oz. and 21 1/4 inches long!

My father would be so thrilled! He'd love that Ava shares his special day with him.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Great Aunt Holly x 2!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Congrats Great Aunt Holly!! I know The King is smiling down on all of you!!


Joanna Jenkins said...

I thought I heard the angels singing today! Welcome sweet baby Ava. I am so happy for all of you and glad this will be a doubly special for you my friend.

Big hunts all around. xxoo jj

Eva Gallant said...

Baby Ava is a beauty!

Cinner said...

I know your Dad would be thrilled that baby Ava shares the same day. Every time I see the picture of your Dad I smile because your connection with your Dad reminds me of the connection I had with mine, and two years after my Dads passing I am still grateful for you and your kindness during that horrible time. love to you. hugs dear friend.

Robyn said...

Beautiful! Congratulations x

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