Charlie Bear here.
My Mom Peep cries when she’s happy. Does that happen to you? Here she is today SO HAPPY because…
She has a new great-grandbaby Aubree! Born at 2:11 p.m. to Nick and Kaitlyn. Aubree is 7 lbs. 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Perfect and beautiful.
And Mom Peep cries. Maybe cause she’s so happy? Maybe cause she’s a tinge sad? Do you remember that just 1 year and 3 weeks ago a beautiful baby girl named Hailey was born to Nick and Kaitlyn (that’s the hospital pic below). But she became sick and went to heaven at just over 6 weeks old.
These loving young parents decided to try again and God blessed them with a pregnancy and today Baby Aubree is here.
So is it okay for Mom Peep to cry? I say yes. The last few days I’ve been jumping off Dad’s lap and snuggling close with Mom Peep, laying my warm body alongside her and draping my head over her cold feet or on her legs. I think she feels the comfort I’ve been trying to give her because I can tell she’s been on edge a little bit with the baby coming. You’d think she was having the baby, huh?
But you don’t know my Mom Peep. She feels things very deeply, and her tears today are a bit of sadness that Hailey isn’t here (though she is watching from heaven, of that we are sure). Her tears are also sadness that she’s so far away and can’t put her arms around Nick and Kaitlyn right now, but later today the kids will set up the laptop at the hospital and Mom can’t wait for them to Skype.
And her tears are of JOY and HAPPINESS and LOVE for the new life that God has blessed our family with, especially the love that Aubree’s Mommy and Daddy can’t wait to give to her.
So let the tears fall, Mom, for we know that happiness and sadness are all a part of life. And it’s when you feel…really feel…that you are most alive.
Oh, and Mom Peep already has her trip in the works to go see the new Great-Grandbaby. You go, Mom Peep!
Wiggles and Woofs to new Baby Aubree! I think I might send her my little brown bear that says Hug Me on it.