I went back through the blog to see what, if anything, I have missed during my non-posting times. Goodness gracious. There have been massive quantities of travel going on, but the most important thing is that I have been presented with another grandchild.
Meet Amelia Lynn Floyd, with her proud papa, Jesse.
I travelled to Georgia where her mommy and daddy lived at the time and arrived just in time for her birth. That was a fun little story in and of itself. My son and his wife have two cars and a truck, so we deemed it unnecessary for me to rent a vehicle for the duration of my stay.
When I got off the plane in Savannah and called my son to let him know I had my luggage and he could leave the cell phone lot, he answered the call by saying “I’m sorry, Mom. Lynette is in labor and I am on my way back home to take her to the hospital.”
“No problem,” I replied blithely. “I’ll just rent a car and we can take it back tomorrow.”
Let me tell you, Savannah, Georgia, the gateway to Hilton Head and all the resorts pertaining thereto, is no place to be trying to rent a vehicle without a reservation on a Saturday evening. After making the rounds of virtually every rental car dealer at the airport, I was finally able to fine what appeared to be the only car left available. It was a high end minivan with an exorbitant price tag, but when I explained to the rental agent just why I was so unprepared regarding my rental requirement, he cut me a deal and let me have it for the economy car price. Whew.
I arrived at the hospital before the birth and took custody of James, taking care of him all that night and most of the next day until his mama and his new sister got home. Poor James, his world was all turned upside down. He’s over it now, but at the time he was not very pleased to have competition.
Anyway, suffice it to say that we have a granddaughter in addition to our
grandson. We couldn’t be more pleased by the situation.
With my mother
With me last week
Both kids with Jim at Christmas
Life will never be the same.