I haven't been around much lately because aside from the fact that my daughter, son in law and new grand baby have finally moved in with us, we also had my husband father visiting us for the holiday.
Aley and family arrived on the 7th of November and the little one, Reighlan, captured my heart from the first glimpse of her. What a darling little girl. She is almost 4 months now but she has a wonderful personality. She isn't fussy at all, she cries but only when she needs something. She gives lots of smiles and she "talks" constantly. She must take after her father in the personality department because as a baby, her mom was very fussy, could never be calmed and made me crazy for the fist year refusing to sleep anywhere but in my arms.
I wondered if holding a grandchild would be similar to holding your own child or if there would be a disconnect there.. but I was so wrong. From the first time I held her, I fell in love with her. I looked at her and all I could see was her mom in her eyes. And she looked back into my eyes as if she could see right down to my soul. The feeling of holding her is such an exquisitely wonderful feeling. It is like holding joy... just pure joy. It doesn't matter what is going on around me or how I start out my day, once I have the little child in my arms and she is eating or cooing..it just melts my heart and makes me feel like it was all worth it.
It has been nice to have my father in law visit. This is the first major holiday since my mother in law passed, so I am glad that we have been able to keep him busy with lots of noise and love and laughter. He thinks we are all nuts, but at least we have kept him busy. He leaves on the 7th I think. Then my two other girls are coming in from MA and NY on the 20th for Christmas. That is really going to make this a wonderful holiday. I am looking forward to it with some trepidation but also lots of hope and expectation. It has been quite a few years since we have all been together so I am hoping that we can all just love one another and enjoy the visit. I hope the visit is short enough that old hurts and resentments don't surface... I would hate for the holiday to be ruined by sibling rivalries.
So that is what is going on in my life now a days.. how is everyone else.