Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A New Life

I am in Seattle, Washington thinking of you and the miracles we share. My son Barnaby and his partner, Sheri have a new baby girl, Emery.

Sheri was scheduled for a C-section delivery on Monday. Thanks to a couple of divorces and new marriages Emery has 7 grandparents! We all gathered at the Waterfront restaurant for dinner Sunday. As we stood on the deck waiting for drinks Emery began her entrance. The parents sped off to the hospital. The 7 of us had dinner and arrived to greet The new baby after wandering around a maze of underground parking lots like a group of geriatric explorers.

You should have heard us explaining to the waiter, who by now was very curious, who was related to whom and how. He was amazed that, “Wow, and you all get along!”

Life takes so may unexpected turns. I’m pretty sure we are all doing the best we can with what we know and what we believe as we go along. I am certain it’s better to bless than condemn and more fun to celebrate new life than regret the past.

If you would like to see some photos of us they are here http://facebook.com/mandyspage. I’d love to be facebook friends with you too.

To life, happiness, and miracles.
Your thoughts and comments are so welcome!


  1. Congratulations to Emery's lucky new family. And she is a lucky baby, indeed, to be with all of you!

  2. How wonderful to be born in such a beautiful part of the country! Congrats to all.

    When I see a baby picture, I see a person with every possibility and no story or labels yet. I think that is why babies are so precious. I think I will go back and look at mine. :)

    Lisa Phillips

  3. Sweet....
    oh so sweet...

    Mandy, you are glowing!!!
    What a great blessing.

    Love to all of you from Hawaii


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