Friday, April 17, 2009

Sweet phone call ...

We got a precious phone call from our daughter last night. She put the phone on speaker setting and asked if we could hear our new grandson, Ethan, making sleepy sounds. "He can't decide if he wants to yawn or cry right now."

It was a bittersweet moment -- we wanted to reach through the phone and get that lil' guy for at least a good snuggle or two! He made a few more new-baby sounds before we ended the phone call. When we hung up, Phillip and I looked at one another and said, "Awwww...."

I've had more time with him than his Papaw (my hubby) due to his work schedule. In fact, the only time he's seen him was in the hospital when he was born. The photo here shows how they connected that day. Ethan learned that Papaw's shoulder makes a pretty good parkin' place for a sleepy lil' head.

Well, a sweet phone call beats nothing, but we think a real visit is on the schedule soon. Those sweet sounds coming through the receiver nearly melted our hearts. We're scheming now how to make another trip sometime soon! Papaw thinks he hears Ethan calling.


  1. Hope you'll be able to make that trip soon! He's a real cutie!!!!

  2. Awwww you've stirred my soul to tears with your story and the gorgeous picture of baby and granddad. Would that I had such joy in my later experiences. Thank you for getting in touch. I too will be in touch. Val.

  3. Thanks, gals! I sure miss that little fella.

  4. How precious! Congratulations on your new grandbaby -- what a blessing!

    I so enjoyed reading your posts.

    From one mother's heart to another ... Nancy K.

  5. Thank you, Nancy. Honored to have you here!


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