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And baby makes three.

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Awesome pic by Juls Megill Photography

Meet grandbaby number three. He’s the third bear over. Caleb’s the name, but Nana calls him Liki. And no, he is not really sitting on a shelf. Our family is not that crazy and irresponsible. Only a little.

Now I have three amazing grandsons to snuggle with, feed carrots to, and dig for worms with. (Well, that’s actually Papa’s job. I’ll stick to feeding them.) Carter is the best worm-finder and hug-giver in all of Orange County. Noah’s the best morning snuggler. And Caleb…I can’t wait to discover all of beautiful him.

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Suddenly life doesn’t seem to suck all that much anymore. (For those of you new to the blog, feel free to check out my last two posts to bring you up to speed on my not-so-great attitude.)

It’s amazing what a shift in perspective will do. And getting your mind off yourself.

I have nothing deep to write today. No confessions, no life lessons. Just an introduction to the new little joy that has taken up residency in my heart, and a reintroduction to the two that already live there.

I am a blessed woman.

That’s deep enough.

Here’s to waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

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How about a frustrating blog this time? Sound like fun? Okie doke. Let’s see what we can come up with.

My daughter is now officially two days overdue. Little Noah is quite comfy where he’s at, teasing his momma with an occasional contraction or two. Every once in a while he makes her think, It’s time!, only to sweetly snuggle back into place for another day of cooking. I swear he’s smiling when he does this. Momma’s not.

Neither is Nana. Nana has a migraine right now – has had it for days. It’s been joyful. Gotta love living on pins and needles, every second of every day, waiting for the moment to arrive, while doing school, while writing a book, while doing laundry, dishes, shopping, fielding phone calls… you get the picture. Life’s been a blast.

And yet… good things come to those who wait, right?

And wait, we must. So then, I guess the issue isn’t whether we wait, but how we wait. And since we really have very little say in the matter, we might as well wait with dignity. And maybe even a few laughs. Hey, it sure beats waiting with a migraine… and no sleep… and eating chocolate…

A girlfriend reminded us in group last week: If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans. You’ve got to know He’s having a good belly-aching laugh right now. That’s okay; we trust Him. And know He’s as anxious for us to see this little booger as we are.

So that’s where I’m at. What about you? Waiting for anything yourself? In complete torture? With a headache? And chocolate stains on your teeth?

Maybe this will help us all:

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.
Job 8:21
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matt. 6:34

Praying that we all decide to wait for whatever it is we’re hanging in there for with smiles, patience and laughter! (Okay, and maybe a tad of chocolate.)

(Photograph of my beautiful daughter by Studio Cee Photography)