Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I just wrote a whole post, and then lost it. I still deal with technological challenges. I will try to recreate what I just wrote. As you can tell from my title, I am going home today. I need to go back to the "real world," and not just play grandma. It has been such a wonderful experience to be here with Emily, Michael and their precious baby boy. He is just so sweet, and really does well. He does cry (he is a baby after all), but can be calmed down quite easily...and mostly just cries if he is hungry or has a messy diaper. He is very alert, and is just SOOO cute! He reminds me so much of Emily as a baby--and everyone who sees him thinks he looks like her. It has been such a great experience to be here in their home--there is such a sweet and loving spirit in here, and I am constantly learning from their examples. I have enjoyed helping out--even doing dishes in someone else's kitchen is fun! Last night SJ sat in his swing and watched me do the dishes while his mom took a little nap--how fun was that! Michael is a very attentive and loving husband and father--mixed in with his sense of fun also. I have just been so impressed with what a sweet family this is. They have had several visitors, and this baby is certainly not lacking for cute boy outfits! I have called this my "baby slumber party". We stay up late with the baby, and then sleep in--it's been so much fun. I hate to leave, but we will see him and them in a few weeks when we come back for his blessing. I am so proud of Emily and the wonderful, caring mother she is. She has always loved babies, but to see her with her own baby is a very sweet and touching thing. I am so grateful that I could feel well enough to be here, and to do a few things to help. When I heard they were expecting, I was in the middle of all my cancer treatments--and wondered if I would be able to come and help. So I feel very blessed to be here, and to have shared in these first days of little SJ's life. Truly again Heavenly Father has blessed me. I am going to include a few pictures, just because I am so biased about this baby, and this family whom I love so much.