Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Grandbabies

My 20th grandchild will be born day after tomorrow. Kendra will be welcoming her third child, a girl, on Thursday via Caesarean section. Kendra lives far away in Kansas, and I am feeling useless here in Oregon, but her darling mother-in-law will be flying out to stay for a couple of weeks. Thank goodness for grandmas with flexible schedules.

Maleena shared with us this week that her baby, due in May, is a boy. He may have twenty older cousins, but he will be no less precious to me than every other grandchild in our family.

I don't count sheep when I'm having a hard time falling asleep at night. I count grandchildren. I picture them, each one, one at a time. I think of their warm little bodies snuggled into their beds, or the covers flung off, feet jammies sprawled across the mattress. Most of them live far away, and many of them are so little they don't remember me.

But I remember them, every single one. I'll be waiting here in Oregon for our newest little one. Welcome!

7 comments:

Anna said...

Twenty! Awesome! Congratulations Kendra and Maleena. Good luck on Thursday, Kendra!

Sarah Maughan said...

As i was reading "snuggled into their beds" I thought...ahhh i wish!...hahahaha and then you described how i find both of my kids every night, "sprawled across the mattress" in weird poses. Thank goodness for feet jammies!

Sarah Maughan said...

Oh! Congrats on all the babies! They're the best part about family parties!

Dorothy said...

"They don't remember me, but I remember them"....so true, so true.

I just got home last night from a week with a newborn grandchild, and our relationship is based on my memories alone. These tiny ones are so sweet and pure....I love them more than they will ever know! But I also love when they are old enough to remember our good times together. :)

Lisa Lou said...

So exciting and wonderful!

Annemarie said...

And they are lucky to have such a fantastic grandma loving them and "counting" them at night. Sending warm thoughts to Kendra for a safe and healthy baby arrival.

Katie said...

That's what Olivia's doing right now. Sleeping in her bed, probably with her feet flung out of her covers as usual. :)