Emmett Lee: our first grandson
Becoming a grandma has been a wondrous and joy-filled journey for me. I chronicled the joy of becoming a grandma over a year ago right here. It was everything that all those goofy-happy grandmas make it out to be, and more. I might actually get myself one of those t-shirts someday that say “My grandkids are the BEST!” because they are, in fact, just that.
Nearly two weeks ago our son Matthew and his lovely wife Rachel blessed us with a grandson, Emmett Lee. I am happy to report (if you were wondering) that it was just as exciting to have a second grandchild added to the family as it was to have the first.
We made a quick trip to St. Louis this last weekend (like anybody could have stopped us) to meet our new grandson, Emmett Lee. Here are a few pictures of little adorable him (as if you could stop me from sharing them with you!).
The first thing that you will notice about my new grandson is that he is absolutely perfect in every way. Every finger and toe and hair and eyelash is completely and utterly perfect. The second thing you might notice is that he is very, very little. He was just born, after all. The third thing that you will notice is that he is quite alert and intelligent-looking, for being so tiny and fresh to the world. We’ve called his papa “the Oracle” for some time, because he is the one we go to when we need a question answered. His mama is no slouch in the brains department, either, so I wouldn’t figure it would be surprising at all for the Son of Oracle to be unusually bright. You can just tell that he is.
When our daughter Amalia was born, somebody gave us a card that said something like “New babies are so fresh from God, you can almost see their wings.”
I can almost see Emmett’s wings.
I sat for an entire afternoon in a fog of grandmotherly delight, holding a sleeping Emmett while his papa did things that needed doing, and his mama took a nap. At one point in the afternoon I grinned at my daughter’s boyfriend Saia and said “Best day ever,” and I meant it.
Funny how becoming a grandma really lines up your priorities in a different way, a better way.
On the way home from St. Louis, we stopped for lunch at a Subway and a lady with a goofy-happy grandma grin on her face talked silly babytalk to a baby in a carseat. She was just glowing all over, glancing about the place to see if anybody noticed how adorable her little grandson was. It was embarrassing. She was me, and I smiled reassuringly at her. She grinned back at me. We both belong to the Club of Proud Grandmas.
Enough about me, though. Emmett was quite a brave little boy. The seven of us who made the trip down to see him passed him around continually for the two days that we were there, and he bore it all like a little soldier.
Thanks for looking at my baby pictures with me. Welcome to Emmett Lee!
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Awe, cute. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Thanks for letting me share my pictures with you, Janelle!
Your grandson is adorable. They grow so fast! Enjoy your times with him:)
Thanks Toni. I sure will!
Awwww Amy, he is absolutely wonderful, babies just bring utter joy don’t they? Lots of very happy memories in the making. Does Emmett Lee know he’s already famous ?
You know, by the looks on his face, I wouldn’t be surprised, Anita-Clare, if he suspects that he’s already famous! haha!
Mazal tov on the newborn grandchild.
May it bring great joy, honor, and amplify the love in your family.
Thank you for that blessing, Roy. I think he already has brought joy and honor and increased honor to our family. So blessed.
Adorable baby and enjoyed your enthusiasm. He is a lucky baby to be surrounded by so much love. All the best to him and the family.
He is greatly loved already, that is for sure, Alessa! Thanks for your comment.
What a wonderful story. I can feel your love.
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks so much, Sue!
Yay! Congratulations! Such exciting news. Guess what? Yep, the end of June I will join the Grandma club too. We really are silly aren’t we but I believe we have earned the right since we pulled off raising the parent-to-be we now get to spoil the grandchild.
I TOTALLY agree, Shawn. We’ve paid the price through the parenting years, and now we get to reap the rewards of all the fun of being grandparents!
I love that the whole family got to welcome Emmitt to the Miller family. So great & special, cute too!
It was really special, Aunt Grace!
What an absolutely beautiful baby, and you’re right, he does look smart!
Thanks Susan! I knew it wasn’t just me! 😉
awww. thanks for sharing! so cool to see Matthew all grown up!
Isn’t he a cutie-pie? He still looks very young to me.
Aww he is so sweet! Congrats to your family
Thank you Audrey!
What a beautiful child. His skin just glows. You’re so lucky. My grandchildren are all grown up.
Thanks Francene. Any hopes of great-grandkids?
He is just precious! And I love his name. Congratulations!!!! As my first born is getting ready to leave for college, it is so nice to hear that there are some potentially wonderful times ahead! A new chapter, perhaps? He does look incredibly alert and intelligent, and that’s from someone unrelated!
Suerae, I couldn’t look that far ahead at the time, but I wish I could have been consoled many years ago when my firstborn (the “Oracle” mentioned in my post, otherwise known as Matthew) left for college. I was inconsolable for weeks. It was so hard breaking our family up. Even though there were still 5 kiddos at home, I knew that things would never be the same! But this grandson is The Great Consolation: if Matthew would have never gone away to college, never married, he would never had had this little son. So be comforted, if you are struggling with your firstborn leaving! There are perks to that transition.
He is absolutely gorgeous!! Enough to make anyone all clucky! AWwwww
Great photos X
Thanks, Bek! 🙂
He is very cute. My grandson will be 1 on April 14th. Congratulations to you…:)