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Posted 2015-08-14T23:03:33Z

Tuesday, August 11th Update

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.  



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Comments (7)

  • Jenny Vinzant
    Jenny Vinzant

    Precious, sweet memories of Grandma meeting her Gran Beau Beau. 💙

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Deirdre O'Malley
    Deirdre O'Malley

    Thanks, Stefanie. Your journal entries and picture have allowed us to share in your family moments and be there with our beloved Kay. Deirdre

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Amelia Frazier
    Amelia Frazier

    Stephanie, Seeing these pictures of you, baby Beau and your mamma all together, sharing family moments of pure love. You are truly blessed. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Thank you. Amy and Jacque

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Cathy Yocum
    Cathy Yocum

    Thank you for sharing Stefanie! I am so thankful to see you three together! Prayers and comfort for you and your family. Your Mom as you know is one of a kind.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Marlene sparrow
    Marlene sparrow

    What a journey this has been for all of you! You can be so proud of the loving care you and your dad gave your mom. I am so glad she got to meet and hold your sweet Beau. I am sure it meant the world to her. Thanks for keeping us updated. I am among the many that will truly miss heart is very sad. I pray you and your dad will find comfort in your many happy memories of your brave and beautiful mom.. God bless, Marlene

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Diane Reilly
    Diane Reilly

    Oh how wonderful for you Steff that Mom got to cuddle with Beau, I could tell that she was deeply blessed to share a good moment with him...I know how she looked forward into seeing the new baby...God bless my wonderful girlfriend who would do anything for anybody at any time. She will be deeply missed by all of us. God bless you, Aaron, Beau and your wonderful Dad..Love Di Di

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Eva M Maule
    Eva M Maule

    What a beautiful, happy and yet a very sad story. I'm not surprized that she had the strenght, and the spirit to hang on to meet her beloved grandson. She left with a new title: a Proud Grandmother. Thank you for sharing that Staphanie.

    4 years ago · Reply