Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Harbingers of spring.

Spring is in the air. The recent warm , balmy days have raised our spirits and reminded us that the season of rebirth from the dormancy of winter is starting to emerge. This week dawn has greeted my drive east, each morning, with spectacular displays of light and shadow. The snow has receded, and only small isolated north slope pockets of dingy accumulations hang on begrudgingly making way for crocus blooms to break through. Daffodil sprouts spear their way through last fall's leaf beds, as the maple trees feel the surge of new life when the new sap courses it's way to new buds. Tapping spills this golden sweet nectar into pails soon to be emptied into, forest hidden, sugar bushes, where, boiled down it transforms into another of spring's long awaited delights: maple syrup.

While reflecting on birth, rebirth and other evidence of renewal, I want to share with you another sign that we were privy to in the past few weeks. First a phone call informing us of the pending news, was followed by an e-mail containing a sonographic image of a new human embryo beginning it's 9 month journey to join it's delighted parents in the cycle of human life.

Kristy, Jacob, Grandpa rel, cousin Crystal, Grandma D., cousin Hailey, Uncle Bob, Uncle Josh, and Auntie Michelle.
Kristy and Jacob told us their joyful news a couple of weeks ago. They've diverged to the path to parenthood with happy expectations. It's a toss up as to who is the happier; the new parents to be, or the respective grandparents, but one thing we are sure of; this new life will be born into a nest of bountiful love and caring!
new baby LaRock.

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Blogger Elisabeth said...

Congratulations to Kristy and Jacob, and to you and your wife, Rel! Hole all goes well. Keep us posted!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Congratulations to Kirsty and Jacob and congratulations to you and D as well, Rel. Babies are always good news. None expecting in my family, I think my last grandchild was born three years ago. It'll be great grand children soon....God help me!!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congradulations to the Larock family and the new blessing to arrive.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

What a wonderful piece of news! I am so happy for you Rel. You and D have a beautiful family. I feel as if I know them! Many many congratulations!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Woohoo a new grandbaby. Congrats to the happy couple.

Great shot Rel! HUG

9:48 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby!

10:10 PM  
Blogger willow said...

Best baby wishes. You have a lovely family, Rel.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Congratulations, that's wonderful news!!!

I'm so pleased for you, and I wish the very best of luck for Kristy and Jacob.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

4:23 PM  
Blogger Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Hey I am a new Grandma too...

You will love it...

12:35 PM  

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