This is a picture of our girl Annie with her little nephew David, on vacation on Kiawah Island a few years ago.
And this is from a poem called “To a Newborn Baby Girl” that I found when Annie was born:
Now from the coast of morning pale
Comes safe to port thy tiny sail.
Now have we seen by early son
The miracle of life begun.
She looked like this at the time of her birth, seen here with her mom:
She was so little when she was born! – and the pregnancy had its complications, so we worried.
Here she was a few days later, still in the first week of life, with her Grandma Ruth:
But in time she grew. Here she is with her Dad at age five:
This was Annie is at age 15 with our ABC host son Dodson who was halfway through RPI here.)
Was it just two years later that she and John fell in love? I think so.
Until, last December, when they got married.
And, after ten years of being everyone’s favorite auntie (seen here with little Edward in 2006)…
Annie and John had a baby of thie own, just a couple of days ago, and named her for their paternal grandmothers.This explains my being away for a while, not that I did any work. (What do women say about a grandbaby? The best work they never did?
Anyway here is little Ruth Alice now, to be called Ruthie Magee.
And again with him and a madly ecstatic looking grandma.
Well done you two! So can we come over later today? 😉