May I introduce you to Mary Rose?

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My first GREAT grandchild was born on 27th February, and I would like to introduce her to you. Read on to find out more.

May I introduce you to Mary Rose?

The hardest part of having grand children growing up in another country is not being a part of their daily life, or seeing them achieve all the milestones along the way as they grow into adults.

The best I could manage was to visit them once a year, and that was never enough for me, but it's better than nothing. Then I found out how useful Facebook was to keep in touch. After that came Skype, and to see them sitting there right in front of you, although they are thousands of miles away is wonderful, and helps to retain that feeling of closeness which is so important in a family.

The visits were always very special, and we spent two weeks of having great fun together. The years have just sped by, and now my three lovelies are aged 25, 22 and almost 20.

The Wedding

Becky, who is the eldest got married 15 months ago to Nate. It was a lovely wedding, even though it was late December, the sun decided to shine that day. We were delighted to be a part of it all, and the whole day went off very smoothly.

There is always a feeling of regret inside me that all I do is turn up at these special events, and I am never able to make any sort of contribution to help with it all, being so far away I am of no use. But when I am there, it's so wonderful to be a part of the celebrations.

Travelling to the USA has become harder in recent years, and I am getting older, and more nervous. There is no direct route to where they live any more, and with security having to be tighter than ever, I find all the routine at the airport quite stressful. I have never been good at flying, it's still a huge fear of mine, but I was determined to do it so I could see my girls.

Then along came Mary Rose

After Becky got married, our hope was maybe now the family could come and visit us sometime. The girls are all grown up and independent now, but we do realise just how expensive the fare is. Not only that, they are busy studying, and when they are not at college they have jobs.

Then Becky got pregnant, and on 27th February little Mary Rose was born. Because of Skype I was able to see her when she was just a few hours old, and even though I yearned to hold her in my arms, meeting her by Skype was truly amazing.

I have it on good authority that my new GREAT grand daughter, is a very calm and placid baby, she has deep blue eyes, and reddish blonde hair. She is healthy and happy, and it's such a relief to know she has safely arrived. When I spoke to Becky she said she was feeling great, maybe a little tired, she certainly looked glowing with happiness!

Well done Becky and Nate, she is beautiful. When I saw the picture of Mary Rose with the little bow, and her eyes open, I was so totally captivated by her, I knew no matter how hard it would be, I would have to come over and meet her soon. So watch this space, I am not sure when it will happen, but God willing, I will be making the trip this year.

The photos are my own. My thanks to YouTube for the video.

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author avatar Carol
I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Carol
2nd Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you very much for the moderation and star Mark.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Mar 2015 (#)

Beautiful granddaughter Carol.

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author avatar Carol
2nd Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Tootsie

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author avatar M G Singh
2nd Mar 2015 (#)

Nice post. Congratulations

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author avatar Carol
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Madan

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author avatar Carol Roach
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

congratulations my friend I wish you the best. Your great granddaughter is beautiful. I always wished I had a girl but it never happened. I have one son and one grandson

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author avatar Carol
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks so much Carol, I bet your boys are great.

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author avatar WOGIAM
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

Congratulations to you and your family on your latest blessing, Yout grand daughter is beautiful, i wish you all unconditional and unlimited love as you continue to grow as a family.

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author avatar Carol
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

Lovely wishes Wogiam, many thanks

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Mar 2015 (#)

What a lovely post dear Carol.
My prayer for you is that you will be free from all fear of flying from this year onwards .
Many blessings to you my friend
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Bless you Stella, i need to find some courage. Xx

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Any addition to family is a real blessing and one is lucky indeed to welcome great grand children; the joy is then manifold, many layered!

I remember like yesterday reading your lovely post about your visit to America for the wedding - the transatlantic flight that you took! I share in your joy Carol, the baby is just beautiful, Godsend! siva

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author avatar Carol
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva, I am longing to see her.

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author avatar Kingwell
9th Mar 2015 (#)

Hi Carol, This post was a delight to read. Family is so very important and I'm happy that you get to visit. Blessings.

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author avatar Carol
9th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Kingwell

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