Looking back at last year….
We’ve been living out of our suitcases for a week now…in our own home in preparation of the birth of our 6th grandchild, awaiting the call that labor had begun and ready to throw our bags into the car an hit the road.
Our preparations had us at a crossroad. You have seen our dogs, 2 huge Great Danes and the sheriff, our mini schnauzer. When we moved to the Ozarks, we traded our truck for a tiny Mitsubishi that none of them would fit in, so….We bought a Chrysler Pacifica. That’s right, after 5 kids and 5 grandbabies, I finally broke down and bought a mini-van….for my dogs!
Let’s be honest, mini-vans are like the mom Jean’s of the auto world. I never felt I was ready for that just yet but to my horror, I caught myself thinking how comfortable it was…it’s really roomy…. What has happened to me?!?!
They were inducing labor in Oklahoma. Although a week prior to his due date, he was measuring 2 weeks late and his mom is T-tiny. We were up at 5am throwing pre-packed luggage and dogs into the van and pointing our feet toward home.
A huge line of severe thunderstorms lined our entire way from Missouri to Oklahoma yet we saw nothing but light rain and mist. As we left Tulsa, the radio blared the warning of tornados just behind us. Through the night, 15 tornados hit Oklahoma…..Welcome Home!
We made it just in time as they went back to deliver our 6th grandchild, a little boy, Creedon Wayne! One large, blended, beautiful family celebration with hearts so full, embracing this tiny life with a lifetime of every day love.
The moment a mother falls in love
A fathers first kiss
Hearts so full
Welcome to the world, baby boy!
Happy First Birthday Creedy💕 Love you 14!