I’m in love

This week I became a grandmother.

As excited as I was, I was unprepared for the emotion I felt when first seeing this daughter of ours skin to skin with her newly born baby. His body curved, knees to belly, as if to still fit his protective womb of nine months. I bawled in joy and gratefulness and love. Yes, our life has changed. And I honor this daughter of ours, her strength and resilience and passion and beauty. I honor this child’s father: his compassion, support and grace. We are grateful to support this grandbaby and his parents as they begin this journey as a new family.

No, you won’t see me sharing those gorgeous images of this new family member for all the world to see. Simply trust me. He is beautiful. A new spirit who joins us in this life we are fortunate to be part of. This eighth generation Oregonian. Poppy, we called him, before he had his given name: pet name originating when he was the size of a poppy seed. All those weeks and months of trusting, not yet knowing for sure, that all would be well. Yes, all is well. Welcome to the family little guy. I am here to listen. To support. To be there for your parents. And to spoil you rotten.


And as to other less top-of-the-mind-in-the-moment but still exciting updates! I hope to see you at these upcoming book events!

Read Local Author Fair, Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 12-2 pm, West Linn Public Library, West Linn, OR

And, back by popular demand!

Journaling for Well-Being, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm, Willamette Ale and Cider House (Cider Room), West Linn, OR. Free, pick up dinner at Kelly’s Taco or Willamette Garage food trucks and support the Ale House by buying an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. No cost. My books will also be available for purchase.

Stay tuned for more details

Stories Behind My Music Man, Friday, April 28, 2023, 2 pm, Mary’s Woods Community Events, Lake Oswego, OR

More about my books.

5 thoughts on “I’m in love

  1. Love your blog.. yes the feeling of being a grandparent is indescribable,. Congratulations to the whole family. Six generations of Oregonian. Is truly amazing.

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