Friday, September 04, 2009

A Whisper In The Dark Changed The World....



Seven years ago today the phone rang, early in the morning, when it was still dark. I fumbled blindly 'til my hand found the phone on the night stand.

"Mom," whispered oldest son in reverential tones, "it's a girl....and she's beautiful!"

After your children are grown, you think you can stop worrying and fretting about them. And then grandchildren come along, and suddenly you have not less to fret about, but more. Not that I'm really a worrier....But sometimes things happen that you can do nothing about. And if people don't call, or pick up when you call, because they don't want to worry you, you just worry more. Tonight I'll sleep peacefully because, after a long silence, we finally talked. And all is well.

I don't need material things to make me happy. I just need to know that all is well.

Happy seventh birthday, beautiful girl.

14 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Many happy returns to a beautiful 7 year old.

fifi said...

Happy birthday to a sweet littl girl.
And happy birthday to a slightly bigger girl too. (mine!)

Micki said...

What lovely sentiments and happy birthdy to that sweet girl.
Micki

jkhenson said...

Happy birthday to a lovely little lady.

persiflage said...

Happy birthday to your darling granddaughter. Isn't it amazing how beautiful our new babies always are!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Molly. I have tears in my eyes. And I was hoping you've worry less about grandchildren -- I guess I have a lot to learn. Happy Birthday to your little angel!

fifi said...

Thank you for your lovely message....
my own girl turned sixteen on friday,

at her birthday dinner my mother asked me if I had been reminiscing about her birth and I said NO WAY.

I would rather reminisce about other things! (like her being cute and seven years old)

Ali Honey said...

You are very lucky, she looks delightful. I hope she continues to give your much happiness as she grows up.

Pauline said...

no, you never stop worrying, no matter how little good worrying does. on the other hand, you never stop loving either :)

raining sheep said...

How quickly they grow. What a beautiful little girl. Hope you had a wonderful summer. I am back into my regular blog routine. Must say it was nice taking a break. Have not done any knitting but as I said in my post, plenty of time for that.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Oh, Molly, she is still so beautiful! I totally agree with you - I just need to know that my children are well, and then I am, too.

Happy birthday to your lovely granddaughter!

Stomper Girl said...

I'm glad that whatever was worrying you is over and I wish your grand-daughter a happy 7th birthday.

Warty Mammal said...

I am so glad.

Happy birthday to your young lady!

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday to the beautiful girl.
SG will be 7 next month. He speaks of 'when I was a little kid'!