“Sally!” I exclaimed. “You look terrific,” I said, as I opened the door and shooed her inside out of the cold. “What is it that is different?” I asked. She replied, “It must be my new haircut. What do you think?” “I love it,” I answered. “Come on in, and let’s see what else is new with you,” I invited.
Sally came in, laid her coat over the arm of the sofa and sat down with a big grin on her face. “Okay, what’s going on?” I asked. Sally leaned forward with a big smile and said, “I’m gonna be a grandma!” “Oh, how wonderful,” I cried. ‘Grandchildren are just the greatest thing ever invented,” I laughed. “You know that I take care of our son’s two children every day at their house. They are four and two, and we have become so close. I am so happy about that because before I started watching them, we only saw them once or twice a week, and they hardly knew us. Now, it is Mamaw this, and Papaw that, and we are told they talk about us all evening long, too!”
Sally laughed and said, “I hope we can see our new grandbaby really often, too. There is nothing like bonding with them when they are young. They never forget those days!”
“I know, because that was true of our granddaughter who lives in Florida. For the first two years of her life, her other grandmother and I took turns taking care of her. I sure did collect lots of flying miles. And once when I was there, Hurricane Wilma struck, and let me tell you, that is a story for another day! But, it is thrilling when our sweet granddaughter runs to me at the airport and throws her arms around me and says, ‘I’m so glad you are here, Mamaw!’”
“I can’t wait,” said Sally. “And, I bet there are lots of baby things you can show me from your Bbest Team.”
“You know, we can do that next time you come over. You will love the things my Bbest Team friends make! But, for tonight I’ve picked out some others for us to enjoy. I just did a search for black and found some gorgeous things! Let’s have a cup of peppermint tea and some of these delicious snickerdoodle cookies while we look,” I said.
“Mmmm,” sighed Sally. “Food, drink, and Bbest Team creations…..what more could anyone want!”
“Fabulous,” sighed Sally. “I want them all!”