Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Precious Daughter Gift

My daughter recently took a trip to New Orleans for her job. Since I love that deep south, New Orleans style - but have never had a chance to visit - I asked her to bring back something for me that said New Orleans.  I thought it would be lovely to have a piece that truly came from there.

While she was there, we talked a couple of times on the phone.

"So what do you think of New Orleans?  Is it amazing?"

"I don't know, Mom.  I'm not feeling well at all and the smells here are killing me."

"But what's it like?  Are you having a wonderful time?"

"I'm just so tired!  When we're not  in meetings, all I want to do is come back to the room and nap."

Poor Baby Girl!!!

It's always such a bummer to get so excited about a trip, and then miss all the things you want to do and see because you're sick.  I was so sad for her.

In spite of her illness, however, she still made it to a few shops........and bought a piece of New Orleans for me - as well as a pair of killer high heels for herself.  No girl is too sick to buy killer heels, after all.

By now I'm sure you're thinking the Fleur-de-Lis pictured throughout this post is the special gift she brought me from New Orleans.  Well........that's true.  She did buy this just for me, and she did purchase it in New Orleans.  But the real gift........the truly special thing she brought home

Was the realization

That she was so sick 

And Tired

Because She is Making a Baby 

Just For Me!!!

Since Baby Girl lost a baby earlier this year, it was something none of us was anticipating yet.  What an absolutely delightful surprise!

We've all kept fairly quiet about it up to now, but she is about to begin her second trimester and the ultrasounds are showing a beautiful, growing, new little person to love.  It's time to party like we were at Mardi Gras!

I don't think I will every look at this Fleur-de-Lis and not think about my first grandchild.  In my heart, I've already been calling him or her My Little Fleur.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this very special moment with me!

Fleur's Grandmama


  1. Ellie, this is the most beautiful post ever! What a true gift!! Best wishes to all of you!!!


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