Today was the day the new grandma was going to meet her grandson! The day she has been waiting for and fighting for is finally here.
My mom spent the morning sleeping and resting from her big move the day before. Me, Beau and Aaron arrived around 1pm (people weren't kidding when they told me it takes forever to get out of the door with a newborn!). My dad woke her up as we entered her room. I brought Beau over to her bed and she instantly lit up, she finally got to meet her grandson! She held him in her arms, she talked to him, she told him she loved him, she played with him, she loved him. All throughout her journey she has always said, "I need to see my grand baby." She fought and fought and it was such a powerful moment watching her as a grandma. She already had a nickname for him, her "Gran Beau Beau."
She held him for about 30 minutes and then it was time for lunch. She asked me about the birth, how Beau was doing after his first few nights and we just chatted. Around 2:30pm Beau was drifting off to sleep and I said, "Momma, I need to shut my eyes for awhile." And she said she wanted to too.
The rest of the day my mom continued to sleep without waking.
She had worked so hard for this day and she was tired from her fight.