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A Most Important Meeting!

Updated on December 3, 2012

I Couldn't Miss This Meeting!

My meeting was on a Friday – June 8th, 2012. It was an amazing morning. I was up early to teach summer school – but even earlier than I needed to be. It was that kind of morning that the sun was shining and the colors in the sky were ones that have never been found in a crayon box – the pinks, blues and lavenders seemed to sparkle. It was one of those mornings that you just had to be a part of – it was just too beautiful to miss. One of those mornings that was as perfect as perfect can be…

I was driving towards school when I first got the call. I had been waiting for the phone call for a few days, but I was still surprised when I got it. I smiled when I heard the voice on the other end. As soon as I hung up, I raced to school so that I could call the parents of the students I was expecting that day. I told them that I would not be available for the day. Of course, they all understood.

As soon as I had done that, I raced to the other side of town as fast as I could. I didn’t want to miss my meeting. I was going as fast as I could without getting a speeding ticket – I didn’t want anything to delay me from this meeting.

I got there just in time. I had to wait for a few minutes and I was getting anxious. I wanted the meeting to go perfect, and each second that passed I thought of something new that could mess things up. There were hundreds of things that could go wrong – and I thought of every one of them.

Finally, it was time to go in. I couldn’t believe I was finally going to meet her! I peeked around the corner – almost afraid of what I would see. I shouldn’t have been afraid – she was there and she was perfect! She was even more beautiful than I had imagined!

She had lots of dark hair – already going past her neck. Her cheeks her as rosy as could be. She wasn’t wearing anything when I first walked in, but that was soon changed. Before long she was in a beautiful gray and white striped dress and a hat to match. Her long, slender feet were bare, as were her hands. She was as beautiful – if not more beautiful – then the sunrise I had witnessed earlier. I had never seen another girl as beautiful as her – at least not for many years.

I stood back and watched her – took in the sight that only happens once. I looked at her and saw all my hopes and dreams – all my wishes and prayers – come true. I saw my future in her little face. It was amazing. She was beautiful. Simply beautiful.

She was – is – my first granddaughter! Welcome to the world, Miss Olivia Claire!

Miss Olivia Claire!



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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      What a wonderful poem!

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      Bless your children with the power of prayer

      Celebrate their uniqueness

      Feed them encouragement and inspiration

      and let them feel they are greatly loved.

      Teach your children the beauty of kindness

      Enrich them with the wonders of nature

      Fill their hearts with joyful melody

      and always be their friend.

      Clothe your children in goodness

      Make their world full of nice surprises

      Help them to follow their dreams

      and thank God they came into your life.

      © Bernard Levine

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      Enjoyable. Thumb up and beautiful!

      Congratulations! Grandchildren keep us young.

      I have 3 girls, 2 boys, and a boy on the way for Valentines Day - grandchildren are a beautiful blast. It is like going back in time and holding one of your own in your arms.

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Jackie...she is already one of the most spoiled children I know! Thanks for reading!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How beautiful and I know the joy of watching her grow up without all the hassle of being a new parent is going to be unlike anything you have ever known. How can you help but spoil her?

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Frank and teaches...thank you so much for your comments...I have been blessed! And I agree...she is a doll!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Welcome indeed, Miss Olivia! You built up the suspense in your article so well and the end was well worth the read. Congratulations, she's a doll!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      what an adventure! what a beautiful child.. I love that name too ..congrats... God has blessed you

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Liz -Olivia IS gorgeous! She is my third grandchild, but my first granddaughter...she is beautiful and brilliant! I LOVE being a grandma!

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      Eunice Elizabeth 5 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      What a very intriguing adventure...thanks for sharing!

      Congratulations on becoming a very proud Grandma

      Olivia is Gorgeous!!