"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while....but our hearts forever." Unknown
Our little Otto Wirth came into our lives one year ago today. Oh, what a year this has been for our family. I am a bit sentimental this afternoon as I work my way through this blog post, but the purpose of my blog has always been to record my personal feelings and journey. This post is just a glance back over Otto's first year with us, so I understand that it isn't for all my readers. My heart is about to burst today and the tears are appearing off and on, tears of sheer happiness! I am so grateful that God allowed Angie to carry this baby to full term. It was a difficult nine months for my daughter and for Chris. Each step was hard and required a great deal of faith along with lots of prayers. The delivery was not an easy one, but thanks to Gina and Chris, Angie was able to get that little guy out!
Being a grandmother is such a reward for raising our own children! It has brought me unexplainable JOY and HAPPINESS. I told Ang I didn't know I could love a grandbaby as much as I do...almost as much as I love my own two daughters that I was blessed with in my life. Being a grandmother is fulfillment that I was not able to understand....another pure JOY of being a woman. I raised two daughter and my life was filled with pink and dolls and gentle wonder. Now this little guy has been an exciting surprise to me the past year! Blue and trucks and strong little muscles...with lots of giggles and laughs. Having a grandson is a new adventure in my life and I quite like it!
I don't want to forget Otto's sister Ava in this post. We are so blessed to have her as our bonus grandchild! Those of you who know me, know that I would have been a bit sad not to have a granddaughter. Ava loves playing dolls with me and has been so much fun. She has even gotten me back into my vintage Barbie doll! She plays with me all the time and you know how grandmas like that!
So with a grateful heart, I will just be quiet now and let you have a little photo "review" of Otto's first year!
Happy Birthday sweet Baby! Grandma loves you...and so does Grandpa!