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Year Two, Day 305: The Secret is Out!

I will never get used to losing an hour of sleep. But got of bed and headed to church did I.

And ironically, I took this photo. At the crossroads!  I was so tired, I did not realize there was a crosswalk in the background until just now.




After church today, I stopped for lunch.  Opened up Facebook. And lo and behold my daughter and son-in-law have announced their pregnancy!

I admit, I have known for a few weeks.

And I have been bursting with the news! She made me promise not to post on Facebook or blog about my first grandbaby until she and her husband felt ready to announce it to the world.

I am so happy!

Nothing like a new life to fill you with hope!

It was funny how she broke the news to me.

About 2 weeks ago, I get a text message.  She had sent me an ultrasound picture with the following message: "Honey Dog would like you to know that she is going to be a big sister."

I immediately texted her back:

"Honey Dog is pregnant?"

Then I stopped in my tracks. Just stood there with my mouth open. I scrolled back and looked at the picture. And thought, "Wait. Honey Dog has been spayed."

Then I screamed and called my daughter. She was laughing.

"Mom, you are going to be a grandma! And don't post it on Facebook yet!"

Funny how our lives can change in an instant.

She is going to be a fantastic mom. She is just one year younger than I was when I became pregnant with her. My first child.

It seems like just yesterday that she came into this world. And now she is bringing another sweet angel to join our family.

So many feelings.  But mostly joy!

I have been dying to tell you, my readers!

She is due in September. I cannot wait to meet my new grandbaby!

I became a great aunt two years ago. So I am ok with my changing roles. Mom, Great Aunt Zita, Grandma Zita!

I have had moments of pure joy, anticipation and excitement. But there have been some bittersweet moments of nostalgia, remembering my kids as babies, toddlers, first days at school...it went by too fast.

After my contemplative breakthrough yesterday, I am determined to make each moment count.  Especially now!

Yesterday after my contemplative walk, I sat at the bus stop. It began to rain. A man came running up to get under the shelter. He was moaning about walking a long way to the bus stop since the bus he usually takes didn't run on Saturdays.

We got to talking.  And I found out the Springwater Trail was not too far from where we were sitting.

An idea began to brew in the back of my mind.  When the weather turns warmer, I would like to start to walk on the trail again. Maybe ride my bike. It might solve some of my commuting issues on the weekend.

I do long to get back on the trail. It is where my whole blog journey began.

After all, I will soon have a new grandchild to keep up with!

Happy Sunday!

Talk to you tomorrow!

Grandma Zita :)

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