Thursday, 29 December 2005

The Youngest Grandchild

My word its still cold out there and the snow is still on the ground ,is it waiting for more ?

The little girl,on the bed is Emma ,she is my sister Jeans little grandaughter ,she is playing with her Grannys collection of Dolls .She has a sister Rachel ,Rachel and I share a birthday,which is rather nice as her mother,Joanne(Jo) is my goddaughter as well as my neice.When my sister Jean was having her second baby ,She had a son first ,Gary ,her husband Pete who was a long distance lorry driver,well when the babys birth was close Petes boss very kindly let him do local  runs ,Ar but the baby was quite happy where she was,and Jean went overdue ,me in a moment of weakness said if Pete couldnt be there ,of course I would !! and Petes boss ran out of local runs ,so on this particular day he sent Pete further afield ,no problem we had all decided Jean was going to be pregnant for ever !! At the time I worked in a filling station ,"dumdumdumdum Esso blue"putting tigers into tanks  ,and Jean looked after my then three year old Kate,I arrived with my little Kate,A voice came out of Jeans bathroom ,Jan Ive started can you take Kate and Gary to Pollys ......then come back to me (Polly was/is Jeans friend )the nurse is on her way !!,Oh me and my big mouth !! PANIC ,no keep calm ,this is your little sister ,!!!

In due course the Doctor arrived ,and Jean was safely delivered of a dear little girl , and I saw her first(says she smugly) Joanne a sister for Gary and a cousin for Mark ,Derek ,Sharon,and Catherine ,so now between us we have six children ,we did so much together with them ,now they are grown with familys of their own they are all still in touch,and get together when ever they can .

I tell this story on the aniversary of the death of our dear Mum ,she would have loved you little Emma and would have been in there helping you dress those dollys ,Its fifteen years since you left us ,and we miss you still ,but we ,your family are still close and remember the things you taught us .

    With Love to you all Jan xx       

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15 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Jan what a lovely dedication to your dear Mum......She would be so proud of you all....Ally

aniracj said...

Lovely entry Jan. Mums stay with us no matter what, they will stay in our hearts forever, I miss my mum so very much - her 5th anniversary is in May but I miss her more each day, especially at this time of year - she would be so happy to know that a grandchild is on it's way! Love Joan

lsfp1960 said...

I miss my mom too, she died on Oct 8, 1987.  It was my mom & dad's 48th wedding anniversary that sad day.  I wish she could have lived to see Julie and my nieces married and with children.  Emma looks like a sweetie.  Linda

haileen2003 said...

What a lovely entry - again!
I don't have a 'Close' Family but envy anyone who has
Aileen...X

nedmoh said...

Jan,that was so lovely of you to write about me giving birth to Jo and being with me to see her first into the world. Where have all those years gone!!Shes 35years in May!
As you say Mum would have loved watching them all grow up.She gave us a good grounding, she would certainly have been proud of you and this entry today.....Love Jeanxx

madcobug said...

Lovely child and lovely memories you have. Helen

jeanno43 said...

Wonderful memories Jan xxxxx

sdrogerson said...

Thank you for sharing...............

icklemisssexpot said...

{{{{hugs}}}} next wed it will be 19 years since my dad died...Nice that all the family are still close    Caff xxx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, Thanks for sharing this memory with us.  Lucky for you that you didn`t panic...lol!  Emma is a lovely looking little girl. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

What a pretty little girl Emma is. I don't think any of us get over the death of our parents do we? Thanks for sharing your story. Jeannette.

plieck30 said...

Very nice entry remembering you Mom. Paula

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan

What a lovely entry today - children bring so much happiness with them, i often have a secret desire to be like Mary Poppins....he hee!  not having any children myself i think to be like her would be fabulous!!   Hope you are feeling a bit better today :o)
Jayne
http://journals.aol.co.uk/funnyface0s0/SingleGirl

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely photo's :o)
Happy New Year to you!!
Sara   x

faircolleen said...

Lovely entry. . .Emma is so lovely. . yes your Mum would have loved her so much. . .her and her sister Rachel.