May I introduce you to Sienna Reese – the most perfect daughter of my son and daughter-in-law. This little girl was made in love and born in love (with a powerful dose of determination, grit and strength on her mommy’s part) and is welcomed to the world with a full heart from so many – including this new grandmother.
There are no words for experiences like this…they get caught in the throat and can’t be fully formed. Ironically, I came across this post from The Story People, and it felt right for today. To rediscover that place. Perhaps I was never more at home than when I was holding my children against me. Welcome home precious child, welcome home
114 thoughts on “Some Days Define Magic and Miracles and Stardust”
OMG. This is the best post EVER. Congratulations Mimi! Best of luck to the expanded family.
Yeah – the best ’cause I kept it short, huh? 😉 Seriously, thank you – it’s been the most incredible 24 hours. No words.
What David said. Because I’m a grandma and I know what you are feeling. Best, best wishes! XOXO
Thank you Lynne, thank you…for your happy wishes and for knowing what I’m feeling…xoxo
Congratulations, Mims!! Much love and best wishes to the new parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles. Big, big hugs!
Thank you Vishie!! Hope to see you soon!! Hugs and hugs, m
Congratulations Mimi and family! Enjoy this precious moment…
Thank you Jane – it is a precious moment indeed…
Congratulations to the entire family and a big WELCOME to Sienna!
🙂 Thank you Susan – I’ll let her know when I see her later today…
Congratulations Mimi, she’s precious! Something tells me “love” just took on a whole new meaning
from here on in 🙂
Something tells me you’re right Kimmie – thank you!!
Oh Dear Blessed little one! Congratulations seems such a small word for such a magnificent occasion. Welcome to the world Sienna Reese, and welcome Mim, to the perfect blend of motherly love…being a grandmother! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. xoxoxo
Ah thank you WW – you know this path well…and it all feels pretty perfect right now…xoxo, m
I am sooooo happy for you all! It’s a wonderful day! xoxo
It is!! We’re heading over there in a little bit – I’m absolutely giddy!
I know the feeling well…and that silly grin you have on your face right now? Yeah, that one….get used to it!!! lol…love you
Congratulations Mimi!! So happy for you and the family 🙂
🙂 Thank you Val!
Congratulations Mimi! Don’t you just love that new baby smell?! It’s the best part of being a G-Ma 🙂 Enjoy!
Hi Vivia! Thank you so much! And that baby smell is so delicious, that if it could be bottled, no one would ever be sad… 😉
Nicely done Gigi. This will be a baby surrounded by love wherever she gazes.
Certainly when she looks at her grandfather she will feel that love…
Ahhhh, honey, so, so, so happy for you and yours!! Little Sienna is an absolutely beautiful babe, and as Andy says, she will ride on a crest of love throughout her days. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy that tissue soft skin, that delicate breath, that precious warmth, those sweet little sighs and coos, that little bundle of pure, unsullied love…. Love you so….Xox, l
You have brilliantly elucidated all of those wonders and more honey – so happy to share this joy with you…love you so..xoxo, m
Enjoy this most wonderful time in your life, Mimi. 🙂
Mazel Tov, Mimi!! Beautiful baby, with a beautiful name. And a beautiful grandma, as well. Welcome to the club…there is nothing better in this world.
Thank you Helaine!! I know the total joy and love you and Jordy have for each other – I look forward to making memories with this little girl too..
What a sweetheart! Congrats on the new addition, she’s a keeper!
She most definitely is!! Thank you!
magic and miracles are right, and i’m so happy for you and your family to welcome this beautiful new baby to your family )
Thank you Beth – heading over shortly to love her up a little more!!
Congratulations to you, and all the family.
🙂 thank you
Congratulations, Mimi! Little Sienna is one lucky lady to have a Grandma like you! Enjoy every minute!! Christine xo
Well you know me Christine – always the ‘mama’…I hope to be all that she could want for in a grandmother..xo
Blessings to you and your family Mimi! Joy is written ALL over your face and you are wearing it well. Sienna Reese is the star of this chapter … enjoy it all!
It’s impossible to hide such elation I think – and it’s better than make-up!!
So many congratulations, Mimi, for your entire family. She is gorgeous and you are beaming stardust! Xo
It brings back so many memories and evokes so many new thoughts – what a wonder!!
It all is a wonder! My little wonder is the size of a kidney bean now. Her mama doesn’t feel so great, and yes, I do it’s a girl, but she’s bearing up. I hearken back to the days of carrying her and her twin brother my womb. Wasn’t that just yesterday?
Congratulations Mimi! Your family ‘s has been truly blessed and your lives will never be the same! She is a keeper 🙂
Thank you Tina – blessed in so many ways and I know it…She is a gorgeous wonderful new being…and definitely a keeper!
Richest blessings to you and your family, Mimi! She’s BEAUTIFUL!
Hi Cathy – and thank you..And tho’ all babies are beautiful, I say with complete bias that she is absolutely spectacular!!
Just beautiful and hugs all around!
Thank you Kate – an amazing day…just amazing..
May Sienna Reese live a long and healthy life full of joy, kindness, and love. What a great gift and blessing you and she have received in each other.
Certainly I am blessed Russ..beyond blessed. Thank you so much for your generous, warm wishes.
Heartfelt and total congratulations–you look so blissful–How I love to hold a baby like you are right now–it is not something in my immediate future—someday–maybe……………
As you note, it’s a feeling like no other – I could hold her for a lifetime and not feel like I held her enough..ANd it will happen in your future too – I know it..
I hope so – think I am going to be an old old grandma–not a young one like you
Hardly a young grandma my dear friend, hardly young. But do I feel young right now? You betcha..
Beautiful! Congratulations, Mimi.
Thank you Ann, thank you
My friend, if every child born were lucky enough to be as loved as I know you already love this beautiful girl, I’m convinced the world would be a completely different place. What a fun new journey this will be for you and Andy, Jerry and I couldn’t be happier for you! We will have many fashionista shopping trips in our future!
I can’t wait Suz – and I can’t wait for you two to meet!! Love you and need to see you soon!! xoxox
She looks perfectly at home there. As do you.
We’re getting our groove on.. 🙂
This was lovely and you look too young to be a grandmother! Your sweet Sienna is adorable and I pray her life will be beautiful and inspiring to others. I just know you, your hubby, son and daughter in law will be wound around her baby finger!
She already has me totally wrapped!! And thank you for thinking I look too young for this role – somehow sixty is feeling better than it did before…:-)
Welcome Sienna Reese! A beautiful gift to your family. 🙂
Congratulations, Mimi. I’m very happy for your son, DIL, and you. Birth is a miracle and a new beginning for the parents and grandparents. May your grandchild be blessed with good health and much happiness.
Thank you so much!
Congratulations Mimi – how wonderful!
Hugs and kisses all round xxx ooo
Best wishes to you and all your family and to that precious baby. 🙂
Thank you Elizabeth…thank you..
You just gave me chills. Precious ♥ Congratulations, my friend ♥ “I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep…”
Exactly!! Rocking my babies and holding on to them forever with love (but not tight enough to limit them or strangle them or anything.. 😉 )..xo
Gorgeous gorgeous picture. Frame that right now–such beauty in you both. Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law and also to you, Gma Mimi 🙂 So glad all went well. Welcome to little Miss Sienna.
Thank you Liz – we are all over the moon. I hate to negotiate with my husband for ‘holding time’ yesterday.. 🙂 The new parents are absolutely fantastic – in every way..
aww – so much to love here. Welcome wee Sienna! MJ
Thank you MJ…she is precious
Congratulations and welcome, Sienna!!
I am so thrilled for you!!! Baby Sienna is nothing short of delicious – and there are layers and layers of that deliciousness still to be discovered. the joy of seeing your children become parents while you and your husband become doting Grandparents is such a heavenly delight. enjoying and savoring every precious moment, as I know you are is akin to being on the most fabulous holiday celebrating this beautiful creation of Love and Life – and it just gets better and better!
Karen, your comments so warmed my already happy heart…’Layers and layers of deliciousness still to be discovered’ – I have no doubt. I cannot wipe this smile that is etched into my heart – and wouldn’t even think of trying to do so! Love, m
Congratulations, Grandma Mimi and Grandpa Andy! Mimi, my, friend, that is a most lovely photo of you and Sienna Reese. Darling little girl, welcome home. 🙂
Ah Mark, my days are totally upside down with running over to see the new family – and I love every moment…
I can sit back and imagine the wide-eyd joy of it for you, Mimi. Breathe in and smell new family infant clutched to your chest. 🙂
There is no better definition of heaven on earth – truly..
Congratulations! Your joy is showing! Let it shine!
I always smile when I hear from a new grandmother! Each new arrival (whether by birth or marriage) has been such a blessing in our lives. I just took off 2 days from my million hours a week job to take care of my 20 month old grandson. I was contented to just watch and play with him all day – what a treat. I hope you have many, many days like this. We are awaiting our 9th grandchild, another granddaughter and so excited. It never gets old.
Thank you so much and congratulations on the impending arrival of your ninth grandchild – how fabulous!!
Beautiful Sienna and Grandmother. Blissful
Thank you Bill…she is beautiful..and yesterday she spent a good part of the day awake and I had a chance to look into those gorgeous, myopic eyes.. 🙂
Congratulations! And your life will never, ever be the same…so much more love will fill your heart than you ever imagined possible. My two very young grandchildren mean the world to me. Enjoy that beautiful baby.
Exhausted Boris likes this post. Boris can also confirm; there has never been a luckier grandchild.
Boris has never been exhausted for a better reason – and he’s doing an unbelievable job as a new daddy. This mother-of-Boris could not be prouder.
Congratulations and blessings of love to all…
Thank you John! I hope all is well with you and your family
Congratulations Mimi on your precious new love; life is beautiful! Your long deserving reward has arrived. xo Fran
Congratulations! Each new baby gives us a renewed sense of purpose and hope for the future. May you enjoy this new awesome phase of your life! Many blessings to baby, grandma and the whole family! 🙂
I’m kinda jonesing for some fresh Sienna Reese pics. Share the love g-ma! Let up in the hugs for long enough to click the little button on your smart phone…. 😉
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Mimi, today I nominated you for a writing / photo challenge. Don’t feel you have to take up the challenge!
However, I wanted to acknowledge your cyber-friendship to me as you were one of my early followers of my blog. I remember how excited I was when you first start commenting on my blog and how supported I felt.
I hope all is OK with you in your part of the world. Best wishes.
What wonderful news!!! Sorry I am late in the reading of this, but I am so happy to hear the good news. I hope all is grandly well with your family and the beautiful new being who has been lovingly greeting into the world. Embrace those snuggles and breath it all in – true joy!
You are about to be reinstated for active duty. A new journey awaits. Welcome to the club.
I can’t wait!!
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Just perfect, the post, the grand kid, the joy, all of it. I know the feeling. We have one grandson and I’m pretty sure the sun rises and sets on the boy. In our home, anyway. I didn’t yearn for grandparenthood, but I’m pretty sure I love the club anyway. Hey, if nothing else, it gave me a new idea for a book! 🙂
Yay – I’m so glad you found some inspiration in all of this…! 😉
I totally did!