While we were eating I received an unexpected text: "6 lbs. 12 oz. 18.5 inches long" That doctor worked FAST!! We hurried to finish eating, sent the girls on their way to look for some wedding reception dresses, and Rod and I took Dezmond with US, as we dashed over to McKay-Dee Hospital!!
Dezmond had a bit of a "meltdown" when Tannya's dad took him so we could possibly go in. After several minutes I went to check on Dezmond, and he was "undone!" So I took him out to the corridor which bordered Tannya's room. I rocked him to sleep and stood there looking at the window, visualizing what was going on inside.
As I stood there enjoying this tender little "first glimpse" of my granddaughter, I was suddenly hit with a dump truck of emotion...the "load" being "I'll never see Denzel's eyes so happy, holding up a baby of his own, so proud, and so fulfilled." And it spiraled down from there as tears started pouring down my face. Dezmond's blanket was now being used as a mop rag for my tears. About this time Rod came out, and I told him of my emotional experience. It caused him some tenderness, too, but then shared a different perspective as he said, "But perhaps there really is a spiritual correlation here. What if Denzel is 'peeking' through the veil trying to get our attention, saying 'Can you see me? I'm here! I see you!! I am happy, and I AM a part of your lives. I love you. I miss you. But I DO see you!'" I was very moved by the analogy! And even MORE SO when I saw the pictures.
HOW did I ever see Brandon's eyes through that tiny slit?? And yet I did, as clearly as when the blind was pulled up as a comparison. I will always remember this very poignant moment!
|If you zoom in on the picture you|
can see Brandon and Baby Kate!!
We LOVE our Baby Kate and we are SOOOOOO happy for Tannya, Brandon and Nikki!!