baby boy

Yesterday was very special. We had our first family brunch with the total number of attendees being eight. I cuddled babies until my heart nearly burst. Later in the evening when we were down to five we pulled out the albums to do the typical comparisons that all grammies must do. Do all mothers of sons search the eyes of their baby grandsons to see and remember the first weeks as new mothers? This lil farm hand already loves his mommy more than anyone else in the world.

As I looked back and saw this picture I wonder what I was thinking. Had I known then what I know today about that little baby boy I would have been smiling in that picture. How many times has that baby boy now grown up and a daddy himself made me smile?

As the new lil' farm hand snuggled in his mommy's arms enjoying his bedtime snack the daddy lamented about his aching back during the labor. Poor guy. It doesn't matter how big they get, they still sometimes need their back rubbed. Sometimes they even still say . .. "mom, can you rub my back"?After a bit of negotiating begging for my journalistic side I agreed. I need to put a bit more muscle in it now, but I can still make him wince with good pain. Normally this job doesn't fall in my realm of responsibility anymore but even now, it's a bit hard to say no . ..

So, today, some of us will be scurrying around beginning our dinner for tonight or tomorrow, and others will be spending a quiet few days because family is off travelling to see the other side. I do hope that whether you are alone or in a crowded room, that you will seek out the one who we celebrate.
Have a wonderful day my friends. I'll say Merry Christmas again tomorrow for those of you that have a moment. For the rest of you, have a very blessed time.


  1. Getting ready to shut the computer down to get the guestroom ready for my overnighters tonight. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Lovella! I count it a joy to have met you this year.

  2. You know, I think we'd all smile more if we knew the end of the story. ;) It's going to be okay. It's all going to be okay.

    There is nothing more wonderful than to love a baby boy at Christmas time. Our thoughts expand further than usual or, at least, I have found that to be true.

    Merry Christmas, Lovella!

  3. Lovella, you look about as happy as you could be. I'm glad you could cuddle and hold and massage. Have a great Christmas Eve day.

  4. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely day!

    How fun to have your grandbabies over! I loved the picture of you holding him. I'm trying to keep my baby (18mos) from growing too fast.

  5. How sweet! I love this!

    My son and I were chatting yesterday about when he was small. There's just something about those little boys (of course, I adored my little girl, too, but she's Daddy's girl). Now my almost-24-year-old "baby boy" still comes to me for those haircuts and the back rubs that only Mom can give.

  6. enjoy those grandbabies!!!
    don't they feel and smell soooooo good?
    Merry Christmas lovella!!

  7. Oh is it that you have not aged one iota over the years?!

  8. How very blessed you are! Enjoy your Christmas Eve and Day surrounded by love.

  9. you look so happy lovella....enjoy all that this season has to offer.

  10. Guess what Lovella? It starts all over again? I still give those back rubs to my older girls in front of the fireplace.

    But now, it's Levi asking me to rub his cranky legs when we watch movies.

    Enjoy and God's blessings to you and your family.

  11. Merry Christmas to you. You do look very happy and your home looks warm and cozy. Enjoy this first Christmas with your new grandbabies. We will be enjoying our first Christmas with both girls. So Fun!!

  12. Have a wonderul first Christmas as a grammie! They don't cuddle like that for enjoy. Christmas blessings to you all!

  13. i pray that you will be blessed with your first christmas as a grammie. best wishes to you and yours.

  14. LFH has the biggest feet!
    And the sweetest grammie.
    Lucky little boy; and lucky big boy too.


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