Today is Mother’s Day. And I want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mom’s and Grandma’s out there. I want to send an extra special package of love to my Grandma, my Mom, and my daughter Naomi. All important Mom’s in our family circle.
This post is all about when Naomi was born. The pictures shown above were taken the first time Naomi met her Grandma Joan (Marma), and her Great-Grandma Nehls. Naomi was about two weeks old. We were living in Wisconsin at the time, and my parents travelled from California to see their newly born granddaughter (the first grandchild), and my Grandma came up to visit us from Illinois too. Naomi was also the first great-grandchild in the family. What a special, special memory.
That same weekend this five generation picture was taken. We’re so lucky to have this memory.
From left to right this is my Great-Grandpa Quist, and myself holding Naomi. Standing behind us is my Grandma, and my Mom. I love this picture. It is a treasure.
I recently found this poem my Grandma penned to my Mom the day after Naomi was born. It is such a sweet sentiment on becoming a Grandma I wanted to share it with you all.
On Being A Grandparent
I’m glad you were able
To sit at our table
Tho’ Lord knows the time was too short.
And while sleep we were lacking
T’was more fun just yakking
And sharing a generous snort.
I know it’s a trauma
For you to be gramma
As for me—at long last I am Great.
And I’m sure you’ll adjust
As all Grandparents must
For it’s really a wonderful fate.
When Renee gets to show me
Her precious Naomi
My pleasure will be overflowing
And I’m glad I will be there
When you and Jim see her
For I’m sure that you both will be glowing
I called Bobbi and Mother
But not any other.
Remember you told Dad you’d call
I know he’ll expect it
If you recollect it
Is really a first for us all.
I hope Grandma Nehls
Reconsiders, and feels
That the trip would be too long and taxing.
If she goes, I will drive
And I guess I’ll survive
But to ride with you would be relaxing.
I’ve written Loretta
And I hope they will get a
Day off and bring Dad as per plan.
Other wise I’ll be going
(Lord, I hope it’s not snowing)
To White Lake to get the old man.
So at this point it’s iffy.
Let me know in a jiffy
When your plans are all made and you’re due.
And I’ll have to see
Who is going with me
Or if I can ride up with you.
I’m glad that your visit
Was really exquisite.
Your reunion was joyous and hearty.
But it’s really outrageous
That girls of your ages
Indulge in a big slumber party
Now I’ve done what I said
With this rhyme you’ve just read
And I hope that you found it amusing.
But if I tried much more verse
It could only get worse
I’m afraid you would find it abusing.
Mom (and Harry)
Anne L. Nehls
On the birth of Naomi Carolyn
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Happy Mother’s Day to the Mom’s in the family! Steve says I’m a mom too….although my kids have fur coats, ha ha. The cool thing about the 5-generation picture is that there are two other 5-generation pics in our family. There’s a pic when Renee was a baby with 5 generations included, and there’s a pic when Evan (Naomi’s son) was a baby with 5 generations included. How amazing is that? We’re a long-lived bunch, I guess. 🙂
Happy Mom’s Day Dooney!! You definitely have the tribe that depends on you. Love you guys.
What a wonderful poem and such a great find! It tells such a wonderful story! Just stopping by from the GRAND Social Linky Party. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much – it was a nice treat for my Mom too!! Glad you stopped by for a visit.
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Thanks for including me in your Thursday link.