Oh, how exciting, “We’re going to have a baby!” Everyone was so happy when they heard the news that there was going to be a new baby in the family. This baby was so loved before she was even born. Oh, the excitement, the preparation began, baby showers and the like. A baby is coming, a baby is coming! The family hurried to get everything together, everything had to be just perfect.
There was one thing missing, one big thing missing throughout the entire celebration, my Grandmother Eula. You see my grandmother was in the nursing home, she was not well, she did not know anyone. My mom was devastated because she longed to have her mother by her side through this exciting time in her life, to share the joy and laughter. My mom went to the nursing home when she found out that she was pregnant and she tried to tell her mother that she was going to have a baby. My grandmother did not understand, it pained my mother so. She wept by her mother’s bedside crying, longing to hear her mother’s reply when she found out that I was coming. My mother left the nursing home devastated and feeling so alone.
My mother went home and knelt beside her bed and cried out God please tell my mother that I am going to have a baby. Tell her that she is going to be a grandmother. Lord, I need my mother to know, she just must know.
Well the next time that my mother went to the nursing home, one of the nurses stopped her and asked her “Are you going to have a baby?” and my mom said “Why yes I am, how did you know?” and the nurse said “Your mom has been singing all morning, “I’m gonna be a grandmother, I’m gonna be a grandmother!” My mother’s prayers were answered! The angels delivered the news, just as my mom requested! The halls were filled with love, with peace with resounding joy as all the nurses and residents heard the news! The anticipation of the coming baby spread over the entire place!
It’s time, the baby is coming, the baby is coming!! The rest of this story is finished by my dear sweet Aunt Nita by a facebook post that she shared on my page for my birthday just the other day. Don’t think she saw this one coming.
Oh my Crystal! I’m so sorry I’m late with your Birthday wishes! I thought of you many times yesterday but every time I headed toward the computer I got distracted! So Happy Birthday from the bottom of my heart! I hope your day was grand!…….And I don’t know if I’ve ever told you, but every birthday since you were born, I find myself going back to when we finally got the news that you were an adorable little girl! My heart just leaped for joy and I ran through the neighborhood letting everyone know “It’s a girl”! I hadn’t even seen you yet and I couldn’t wait for you to come home from the hospital! And after what seemed like an eternity, I finally saw you for the first time! You were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen, and in that moment I felt a special kind of love for you like none I’ve ever known! And from that day to this one, I’ve loved you more every day! You were indeed the sweetest blessing that God could have given us! And you’ve been a blessing to us ever since! Always know that I love you and there is an extra special place in my heart! Happy Birthday!
Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful family, thank you for telling my Grandmother Eula the news that I was coming, I’ve oft reminisced about this story and it just warmed my heart to know that she knew that I was coming even though she was going through so much. I feel like it connected me with her at some level. I never got to know her because she passed to go on with you when I was but 2 years old. Even still she is very special and will always hold a place in my heart.