Today is August 25, 2015.  I am not the same person I was 10 days ago, and I am definitely not the same person I was 2 years ago and I am really, really not the same person I was 5 years ago.

10 days ago I learned I became a grandmother to this sweet little angel…Harmony….harmony sleeping1

Now I can’t remember what it is like to not think of her each day.  I wake up wondering how she slept the night before and I wonder what it will feel like to hold her in my arms.  I imagine her first smile and the first moment she looks me in the eyes and knows me.

I look forward to learning of her first steps, her first tooth, her first haircut.

Our relationship will be one that will be nurtured via Skype where I can see her and talk to her when I am here in Baja.

Today while I was swimming in the Sea of Cortez I could see her swimming with me here on vacation with her parents.  I think she will love the life that she will live.  She has two parents that love and adore her and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.

We will all have a special bond with her.  She will be about a month old before I can hold her in my arms but my heart already knows her and loves her.

I know there is nothing like a first time in anything in your life.

2 years ago this week I had my first retreat up in Big Bear, California and it was at that retreat that I realized that was the direction I wanted to take my career.  And I did.  I know that there is nothing that I can’t do once I set my mind to it.

So Sweet Harmony, I want you to know that we will have many adventures together as you get older.  You will always hold a special place in my life and heart and I am forever changed because you have entered this world.

I love you precious one….

You can call me Grandma, Abuela or Bubbe….

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