Wedding Bells and Nursery Rhymes

Lucky Ms Millie is  so excited as she has two awesome events coming up within the next eight or so days.   The first being the joining of hands in matrimony by Brian and Desiree on June fifth with one of her attendants being my ten-year old great grand-daughter Marissa (as her junior bridesmaid ) wearing a bright yellow dress highlighting her beautiful long brown hair with a tiara headband.

Seeing Desiree in bridal attire is mind-blowing in itself (as I still see Desiree as a little girl ) who is now all grown up and then seeing Marissa in her finery, will have me shedding tears of joy and pride at this wonderful event .  And won’t it be so spectacular to share it with family and friends?  Actually, I am already seeing the ambiance of the catering room and savoring the smells of great food and I can almost hear the music in the background.   I know now I will  be ready to dance with the groom, my son and grandsons (maybe) as boys aren’t too good about dancing with their Nana.  But we never give up on being surprised! Right?

From this happy occasion on Sunday I plan to visit my son and wife in New York City and meet for the first time my new-born grand-daughter Mia.  Although she is my eighth the excitement I am experiencing is deja vu.  I bought her the cutest pink album to store all her first photos and plan to shop for lots more girlie gifts.  So I leave you now and plan to write some more in a few days.


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Best News Yet

My newest grand-daughter made her first appearance today at 1:02 and from the latest reports she is beautiful.   I can almost see my son’s beaming smile from ear to ear while holding his head and chest up high with pride.  And I can almost guarantee he will have tears in his eyes as he holds Maria Helena for the first time, as he peers lovingly at his child.  He will truly understand the magical almost unbelievable emotion that only parents can feel.

It is the creme de la creme of miracles in my opinion, and nothing can surpass it.

For Ms Millie life is getting better every minute and I am so very thankful for all of my good fortune, family and love.

Maria Helena “welcome, your Nana can’t wait to hold you in her loving arms.”

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The Countdown Begins Again

Once again the calendar has its check marks as I count down seven days till the end of the month.  In the early part of June I will be packing my finest clothes for the wedding of Brian and Desiree.   It is still difficult for this Nana to believe her grand-daughter Des is going to be a bride and a wife in just a matter of days.  How did 21 years go so fast and when did she grow up to be the fine lady she turned out to be?

I am overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude to be a part of this special time in their lives. There is one thing I know for sure and that is the radiant glow my face will be wearing.  Besides this moment in time will also be the pride of being escorted by my grandson Sean.  He will have the happiest Nana in the world on his arm as we strut proudly into the church and reception.  I can hardly wait but after all is only twelve more days and I am airborne once again!

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Spring Time in Florida

My good luck charm worked with the weather man while I was in New York and Pennsylvania last weekend.   The sun shone brightly and the skies were blue just like I was back home in Florida.   The only difference was the mild temperatures of low 70’s that made for comfortable sleeping and I was able to open a window to let the fresh air in.

Lovely little Marissa had a double-digit birthday (10) on Cinco de Mayo and we all celebrated singing to her.  Need I say it sure doesn’t seem like ten years have passed so quickly.

The eye opener was seeing my Desiree and Brian (the future bride and groom ) collect their college diplomas with his Mother and brother looking on along with us.   It seemed like only yesterday that she was a toddler meeting her Nana for the first time.  On Sunday Mothers Day we all had dinner together at a local Italian restaurant that was just so special.  It seemed to be a magical time sitting there with my grandchildren and my sons plus my two great-grandchildren.  Life is wonderful and I am blessed in so many ways and any day my blessings will be increased by the birth of my new grandchild.

It definitely feels like Spring today in Florida.

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Ready to Fly

Tomorrow is bye-bye to shorts and flip-flops and a quick ” hello” to jeans-long sleeve shirt and perhaps a sweater or two to keep the chill away.  I have diligently checked the weather service for their extended forecast (always hoping the high’s would be higher) but it has remained in the mid 60’s for the New York area.  Hopefully,  Pa will be a little warmer on Friday but I am not counting on it.  Besides once I see everyone and start the hugging kissing missing you scenario, I will be so warm with happiness within.

Somehow there is nothing to compare or even come close  to  that old-fashioned genuine hug and kiss.  And, gee I sometimes wish they could be packaged to be dispensed as a daily dose or as needed.

Wouldn’t that be neat?

My bags are packed and I have my camera and batteries charged.  So I feel ready to board the plane with a plan to capture lots of family doings plus a little of everything else.  Or just doing nothing!

See you when I return and to all of the wonderful Mom’s I wish you a wonderful Mothers Day on Sunday.

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