Wednesday, March 11, 2020


11th March 2020


Below is a picture of my grandson, Theo ( sorry, Spiderman)  who is four today. I thank God for him and all my grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love them all dearly.  I found an entry in my journal for the day Theo was born. I will copy it here exactly as it is, with no editing, so, apologies now for errors etc. and sorry if you find it a bit boring.  My journal is just a daily rambling. 

March 11th 2016
7.30 am
Well, what news , there you are , another new addition. Baby Walker, born 4.25 am this morning. What lovely news. We will go over later for a few hours. New life, hew hope. That makes twenty one grandchildren now and what is to be is yet to be revealed.
I just wonder what the family will look like in ten or twenty years time. There'll be more grandchildren, but also more great grandchildren. 
What a blessing it is , our large family. And each new addition so precious. 
Tiny hands that will grow and perform the many tasks of life. That cheeky smile that says, oh it's good to be here with you guys!. Those chubby legs that will eventually get into mischievous corners. 
Who does he look like? Seeing the family genes in each of his expressions. 
And don't cry baby,we're all here for you. What will you be like? How tall? What will you like to do?What will you be good at? What kind of a person will you become? We love you to bits, even though we haven't met you yet. Your softness calls to us to hold you close, showing you how the world can be comfortable and kind. You might learn otherwise later. But, for now, for you, the world is wonderful. 
And I am your Grams. 
Hopefully we'll get lots of time together to get to know each other.
Hopefully, I'll be blessed with many more years of life , so I'll be able to enjoy your own family in the future.
I wonder what your sister and brother will make of you. Will Liam, big brother, protect you, look after you? And Livi has been looking forward to your coming for a long time now. She'll be over the moon with you, I'm sure. 
And your Dad, his heart will melt, he'll fall in love with you, with your obvious likeness to him, part of him. And of course, your mum, she'll be so happy.
See what joy you bring to the world. All your aunts and uncles, cousins and other relations are there for you, loving you already. You are one lucky little boy. 
And still no name yet. "Baby Walker", we laughed at that this morning, at the pun, me and grandad. 
As I get older, I get more sentimental about our family. It becomes more important . And my hope is that during the time left to me, I see more of all my children ( those with or without children) and all the grandchildren. I will have to make plans so that we get to do this.  


  1. Aw! What wonderful blessing to have so many little ones in your life. LOL, I was reminded of my not-so-little one's Spiderman stage when he was around the same age. He's home for spring break from college now. :D

  2. Hi Marian, thanks for visiting my blog today!! Grandbabies are a true blessing, so glad to have my two :)

  3. Excellent diary entry, it shows your beautiful heart.

    Many happy returns of the day, "Spiderman"!


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