Sunday, June 25, 2017

Two Little Girlsies, Born in a Row. WOW!

Yom rishon, 1 Tamuz 5777.

As I greet two new little girls, born of my daughters-in-law (Champagne Girl and Molly McMolly) within a week of each other, it occurs to me that grandchildren are a bit like passive income. You worked hard, over long, arduous years, to build and refine the prototypes. Now, without lifting a finger  future babysitting notwithstanding  you suddenly have this treasure, this verdant, voluptuous pasture, propagating before your eyes!

And I remember one of the main reasons I love being a woman of faith.

Bursting with gratitude – for the babies, for the health of the mothers and the children, for the love of the fathers and mothers for each other and their progeny, for the strength to enjoy all of this – it is so very pleasing to have Whom to thank.

It is also comforting to have Whom to beseech. "Please God, let them all live to be really old people, with wonderful stories to tell their great-grandchildren. And may all those who long for nothing more than family be blessed."

Hodu Lashem, ki tov, ki L'Olam Chasdo!  




22 comments:

  1. Mazel Tov! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! Hope all is well with you and yours! Life in Cyberspace means there is so much we miss...

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  2. Mazal Tov!! So happy for you and the family! May you know only smachot! I share in that joyous and grateful emotion as I was just privileged to attend the Simchat Bat of my 8th great grandchild -all of whom are Sabra! Heart bursting with love gratitude to HKBH, Miryam.

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    1. Mazal tov, dear lady! What a pleasure to share smachot here in the Holy Land! And what an honor to be grandmothering Sabras...

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  3. AMEN. Mazel tov Ruti to YOU and all your family.

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    1. Thank you, Bracha! And more little readers, bs"d! ;-)

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  5. Mazal Tov! The girls seem to be evening out the score! Much Nachat and health to enjoy the growing family.

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    1. Hah! Yes, we say that this generation is rectifying the imbalance of the previous generation. ;-) I think one of my favorite comments was "It looks like pink is the new blue." :-D Thank you for the brachot, Pearl!

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  6. Amen v'amen! Baby beat boxer! Baby zumba girl! Can't wait to see how these girlies grow into their roles (whatever they turn out to be!).

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    1. Oh, my! What a memory for detail you have, dear Glenna! What a combination you've painted there! Looking forward to hearing your comments as you watch them grow (hopefully right in my shell-like ear, here in Aretzeinu) for years to come.

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  7. Mazel TOv! Yeah! Eastman girls :-)

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    1. Indeed! Thank you for sharing our joy!

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  8. The essence of being human is the ability to be thankful. The Ribbono shel Olam, we are taught, created the world in order to be able to give. I, too, am abundantly grateful to be able to give thanks, and to know to Whom to give it. And the greatest gift we can give to the Creator is our thanks. And as they say in Fiddler on the Roof: "God would like us to be joyful even when our hearts lay panting on the floor; What more reason to be joyful when there's really something to be joyful for !"

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    1. Well said, Mechutan. It's good to be able to share gratitude with you and Marietta, two of my very favorite relatives. May we share much happiness for long, healthy, happy years!

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  9. Mazal Tov! Mazal Tov! One for each new bundle of joy. You have so eloquently expressed all the emotions I've only just begun to know. May they continue to blossom and grow for you and for us and for all Am Yisrael!

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    1. AMEN! And may we share much joy from and for all of our children and grandchildren for long, healthy, happy years -- here in Jerusalem (ASAP)! <3

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  10. Mazel Tov to the blossoming Eastman family. May all your precious, beautiful flowers ornament Hashem's world and bring nachas and unending blessings of gratitude to you and Avi. Love, Tanta Shalomis

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    1. Amen, amen, dear Sista. May you blessed to watch these young ladies grow up, with your own eyes. You have such stories to tell them and sing to them! <3

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    1. Thank you, dear fellow football mom! Somebody sent me a reminder that there is women's tackle in Israel. Oh, my... Perhaps they'll be writers. Or Zumba instructors. Or... ;-)

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