A day full of emotions, both happy and sad..

This day started with the great news of my girl going in the hospital to have her 4th baby.  At this moment she is only 6 centimeters and I'd expect her to go on a few more hours..  The family and I are on pins and needles and expect to hear of the birth soon.  This baby will be 'news worthy' as no one knows the sex of this child.. but we will once it enters the world. 
I was inspired to get out and be with Mother Nature.
I've spoken of my daughter and her husband before and they wanted this child to be a surprise, being they have three small boys! 

 Then we received a phone call that Mr. N's mom passed away just a few hours ago.  We all have rejoiced at her strong self and life... My mom-in-law turned 101 years old this past November.  She was the mother-in-law everyone wished they had. Loving and just a nice person and the best part, she liked me. 
After Mr. N. and I talked about all this and not knowing what to do with myself during the rest of the afternoon I went out back, pulled weeds and planted some new flowers that were just waiting for me to get them in the ground. Somehow doing this cleared my poor mind.  Amazing how mother nature can do that and bring you down (or is it up?) to her level.
 I must have been out in the garden for several hours when Mr. N. called out to me "Come in the house and rest a while"... he always worries when I'm out there too long. The above photo is the area that I did not get to.. so many weeds need pulling before I can put in the new flowers. 
  I think he was worried that I'd fall out in the warm sunshine we had today... it's not hot, just in the lower 70's and feels so good.
I was mentally grieving for my dear mom-in-law although I know I should not have been.. she lived a good life.  But I was also in the hospital (my mind) helping my girl go through labor.  
Ok, the next few days I need to make plans Go to Illinois for a funeral or go to OKC to meet my new grandbaby?
I feel like Scarlet O'Hara

 I'll think about it tomorrow.   

"RIP Mom Helen" 

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It's been just two hours since I've written this post and I'd like you all to welcome my new grandson to the world.
"Henry David"

I have to smile because I know his brothers all wanted a new boy in the family.  The football team needs him!  
Both Mom and Baby are doing great.  It's a good day after all!

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Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow - goosebumps - what an emotional day. I'm sorry for your loss but thrilled for your newest blessing. I'm sure your dear MIL gave the baby a blessed kiss as they passed each other on their individual journeys.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful boy and what sounds like a beautiful life for your dear MIL. Whatever decision you make will be the right one for you.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Sandy .. This is so beautiful . I am so sorry to hear of your loss of such an amazing mom in law. I know that your blessed to of had her and YOUR also being blessed with a new grandson.. I am sure she had a hand in getting him here safely for you ......... She is now your angels and I cant wait to see all the babies new pics.. HE is just beautiful and love his name and YAY for the boys.. Prayers of babes are powerful. The lord knew they needed to complete the team ... HUGS ..Sherry

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Sorry to hear of your Mother-in-laws passes. Losing loved ones are always hard but she sure had a long life which is a blessing.
Rejoicing with you about your new grand-baby's birth. He is a cutie!!

ChrisC said...

What a great,bittersweet day! Somehow it seems fitting.One life entered the world,as another left.
Congrats on the new grandbaby!Grands are soooo special,aren't they?
A promise this planet keeps spinning.
Hugs and prayers on MIL passing.

Wendy said...

So sorry to hear of your MIL passing. May God give you peace in your wonderful memories of her.

Congrats on the new gran! How wonderful that mother and baby are doing well. He is such a cutie!

the cape on the corner said...

my condolences on your loss, and my congratulations on your newest grandson!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the way you expresed the mix of emotions of two such life changing events. And I totally understand the garden therapy, connecting to the earth is always good for the soul. I am so sorry for your loss, but thrilled for your new bundle of joy!

Custom Comforts said...

Both happy and sad for you. I know how you feel. When I was in high school, my Mother was in the hospital having her 7th child - a much awaited boy, at the same time my beloved Grandfather was upstairs in the same hospital dying. It is definitely a time of mixed emotions. Thinking of you.

Light and Voices said...

Touching earth, smelling the soil, using your energy to pull weeds....way to go! This expression helped you with your grief and your joy. Spoil that grandson! It is so nice that your husband worries about you gardening. Very touching.
JM Illinois

Kim said...

Life can be bittersweet at times. How poignant that one life enters Heaven the day a new one joins us here on Earth. I don't believe it was a coincidence. I believe little Henry was an angel ready to join the family and told his Great-Grandmother that Heaven was going to need another angel now. God Bless you all.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a day! Congrats on the new grandbaby!