14 April 2021

Meeting

Every baby has two sets of grandparents. Phoebe is fortunate because all four of her grandparents are still breathing. However, until Monday of this week her other grandparents had never met her. They live two hundred miles away in Bristol and had previously only seen our little princess via "Zoom" and "Facetime". That's what COVID has done - keeping families apart, upsetting the normal order of things.

With a slackening of England's pandemic regulations this week, Stew's parents headed north and this is the very moment that they first met Phoebe in the flesh. It is a picture of joy and can you see how the beloved granddaughter is smiling for Granddad? Perhaps not - so I have snipped and enlarged that part of the photo. She will be three months old tomorrow...

 

31 comments:

  1. Oh she is so gorgeous! What a smile of pure joy - guaranteed to melt the stoniest of hearts. Lucky Grandad and Grandma, they must be so proud to have such a beautiful granddaughter, and just as captivated as we are. Even the surly Clint will be besotted whenever he acts as her winged chariot.

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    1. I don't think so CG. When Phoebe is in the back he often grumbles under his breath - "Oh not that mewling brat again!"

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  2. How can she be three months already? She was only just born. She's so beautiful and grandma looks so happy.

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    1. Grandma has been down in the dumps. Meeting Phoebe at last has boosted her so much.

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  3. This picture could well be entitled, "The most joyous three people on earth."
    I love it!

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    1. I am so glad that you could see that Mary.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Look at that little smiley face. Grandma looks pretty happy too!

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    1. It was much better than when Stanley met Livingstone.

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  5. Just look at that smile for her paternal grandpa!!! It's like she knew him already and was just waiting for him to show up!!! What a doll!

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    1. Yes. It does look like that. I agree.

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  6. That is a precious picture! I'm so happy for them all that they could finally get together!

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    1. The yearning was very strong but soon they will have to travel back to Bristol.

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  7. This picture, this one picture, sums up the whole pandemic - grandparents meeting their 3 month grandchild for the first time. The waiting, the longing, and finally, at last, joy!

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    1. So much hidden heartache in this damned pandemic.

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  8. A beautiful picture. There is so much love and trust in Phoebe's eyes as she recognises her other Grandad. All too brief a visit for them I'm sure.

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    1. Well they are up here for a week renting an Air BnB property.

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  9. It must have been a wonderful meeting.

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  10. Joyous faces indeed! Phoebe is adorable. I've not seen my only grandchild since he was 2 months old, and he'll be a year old in May. I will be celebrating when I fly to New York in mid-May for a visit!

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    1. Oh he will be so much different now won't he Margaret? On the verge of walking and talking.

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  11. Fortunately, my family hasn't had these problems. Not because we ignored Covid but because my family isn't much these days. The only one out of the loop was my elderly grandmother but my kids have seen her dozens of times anyway and since she is too old to play with them, they prefer their gadgets.

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    1. I hope that you will see her before too long Ed - minus your gadgets of course!

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  12. That entire picture radiates joy in its happiest, purest form. Wonderful!

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    1. I am so glad you can see that Meike.

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  13. How great it is that you were able to capture such a beautiful moment. A cherished memory made visible for all time. Very happy for Stew's parents...a terrific welcome from Phoebe.

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    1. Thank you Mary but I must confess that it was my daughter who captured this image on her smartphone.

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  14. Oh, thank goodness they've finally been able to meet in person. I can't imagine how frustrating it must have been for them to have to wait. Phoebe and her grandmother look so joyful!

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    1. So many babies born in the last twelve months have still not met their nearest and dearest.

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  15. Oh, what a truly gorgeous picture, and that smile...Phoebe is certainly living up to her bright, shining name. It's been a year that has robbed so many of so much but, in this case, there is nothing stronger than love and many cuddles to melt away the sad times and move forward with joy.

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