Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hi Larry...it's me, Colleen...

Just thought I'd send up a little note with some great big news....

On Tuesday, in the wee hours of the morning..you became a Great-Grandfather!

Yeah, your beautiful first grandgirlie, Emily, gave birth to a little baby boy....well..not so little a baby boy..all 8lbs. 14oz of him...}


I know you are so proud of her and Cam..and didja know they named him Calvin Lawrence? Yeppers...your name will be carried on with little "Cal" just as your memory is carried with all of us.

This has been a wild year since we said good-bye to you and then found out the family was being blessed with a new life...


As as the spring approached, it brought a renewed excitement and love..more family feelings and thoughts..and of course, rememberies of you..and of Emily...as you danced with her when she was so young..


...and again at her wedding....still just a wisp of a girl.



Isn't she beautiful?  ...and I know you're smiling up there now..looking at your legacy of love..



Well, that's about it for now.  Say "Hello" to Daddy & Mother...Cal's GREAT-Great-grandparents!

..wait........what? That makes me a GREAT-grand-Auntie??!!  Are you sure??

Hey, it's a "great" promotion :-)

Love you brother!

XXOO

-me

23 comments:

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I like to believe that those who go before us have eternal knowledge of their families here still on earth. I'm sure Larry knows.

Vicki aka Jake said...

You're so good at tearjerkers Colleen... We're so blessed to have you share them. I have a feeling their all up there dancing right now.
And how special this new little one is. Lucky little guy..Now we'll get to see him grow too :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a precious post sweet Colleen!!!! And adorable gift from Heaven as well....what a beautiful new babe ~ I'm so happy for you all!!!! I know Larry is beaming in Heaven over this!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

just call me jo said...

I believe your brother kissed that sweet spirit before he (Cal) left heaven and sent him to you here with love and assurance that he knows your love and thoughts for him. That baby is a blessing, for sure, for sure.

sonya said...

What a wonderful post, Colleen. Congratulations to ALL of you, here and in heaven...baby Cal is beautiful.
Hugs,
Sonya

Life is good! said...

sweet, very sweet!

Vee said...

So very sweet... What a beautiful baby boy! Blessings to all...

Joyce said...

Beautiful post, very beautiful baby boy.

ain't for city gals said...

Oh my...tears of happiness! Thanks for sharing Colleen..p.s. being a great-autie is absolutely..great!!! I have several....

Karen said...

Simply beautiful.

diane b said...

How beautiful is this post? Pass the tissues. She is a beautiful grand daughter and now a super great grand son for Larry and named after him too. I do hope his soul is present.

Pearl said...

Awwh beautiful post Colleen

Lovey said...

Beautiful....

Tania said...

This is the best-ever post. Congratulations everybody.

Zuzu said...

How wonderful! 8lbs. 14oz of beautiful baby boy carrying forward his great-grandfather's name and love. I'm sure Larry received your message and is a very proud Great Grandpappa! :)
Congratulations to your family, Colleen!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-gentle smile-

Gentle hugs...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhh, clapping of hands! You have pretty eggs in your Header pic now! I am sooooooooooo happy.

-blush- I know I have no right to say so, and I didn't say so, before.... Do I get a gold star for that?????????

Anyway, I didn't care for your last Header pic. Kind of blahhhhhhhhh and sad looking.... Wash tubs.... A scrubbing board...

But! Before any of your Dear Readers scream at me! I did not complain, until AFTER you changed the pic.

Still better go run, duck and hide, I think. -gigggles-

ANNEMARIE said...

Oh Colleen you have me in tears! What a beautiful baby boy and what an amazing legacy to your beloved husband. Lots of love. xxx

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

So wonderful! What a beautiful baby :)

Love~ kimme

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very sweet and emotional post. Calvin is adorable. Congratulations!

ANNEMARIE said...

Hi Colleen, sorry for the typo. Sometimes my fingers dont engage with my brain. Please forgive my mistake. xx

Jillian said...

Grandpas are the best. I love the two photos of her dancing with him. It just melts my heart. That's one person I will definitely miss at my wedding someday... but I'm sure he'll be there at heart.

On a completely different note, even though she is just a wisp of a girl, she looks beautiful and very dainty in her wedding dress! I hope I look half as good someday ;)

Anyhow, congratulations for the new addition in the family.

lifeinredshoes said...

Dammit! you made me cry.
Very sweet remembrance :)