The moral of the story…. don’t mess with this Mother.

Yesterday was our daughter Callie's Birthday.

We had a girls lunch, and there were lots of babies in attendance too.

I was ordering my lunch at the counter, I had noticed two business men (in their suits) sitting  in the middle of the restaurant.

So picture a busy restaurant. Two men sitting and eating lunch. In the door comes my daughter Rachael, heavily pregnant and I was standing behind the two men about to walk to my table.

One nudged the other, snickered and made very derogatory comments in a voice loud enough for all around to hear.

My first instinct was to give him a  clip around the ears… BUT I tapped him on the shoulder, said, "That's my daughter and she is having her baby tomorrow" and I gave him THAT look.

The guys almost choked on their salmon patties. They averted their eyes from our table of matriarchs and made a hasty exit.

The moral of the story…. don't mess with this Mother.

Tilly and I read stories till late last night, we were anxious about today.

My daughter Rachael is 40 but I still worry and it was terribly hard to be upbeat and concentrate this morning when I knew she was having a caesarian. 

Tilly concentrated on learning how to craft fabric cup cakes on the computer. I worked on my fabric designs and we talked about interesting things.

11.00, the call came, with a photo on the phone that baby Oliver was born and Tilly and I were on the move.

I thought I'd give her Mum a bit of a break, so I had the car washed first.

Tilly carried the phone  with the photo on in her pocket.

Finally we got to the hospital to meet little Oliver and their lives will be changed forever.

How lucky are we.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Eldrid says:

    Congratulations on the new baby!
    I loved your story here, – well done 🙂

  2. Chrisee says:

    Love the story and your response…my daughter’s 2nd baby is due in 3 weeks!

  3. peggy a bass says:

    Congratulations bama, and glad you spoke up to the two men….how rude of them…oliver is awesome….peg in ks soon to be louisiana

  4. Go Grandma!! Give the baby and his sister a big hug and a kiss for Rachel. You will need a big hug as well after all that excitement. How did Keith react to all these going ons?

  5. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Precious pictures of proud big sis with her adorable brother. Congratulations to all.

  6. Mollie says:

    All of us Mother’s know what you’re talking about. I bet those men haven’t been blessed with children yet. When they are their tune will change. Your new grandchild is beautiful and I hope your daughter is doing well.

  7. Pam says:

    Thanks for you sentiments folk, a long awaited baby and yes, I think those guys might think before they speak next time.

  8. Pam says:

    Wendy, Tilly is beside herself with excitement.
    The reality will hit when he’s home. But I think she will be great

  9. Candy says:

    A mother is forever…

  10. Mother of the year award deserved for that!
    Judy B

  11. sarah says:

    best of wishes to you and your daughter ,granddaughter and new grandson…..our daughter had her second child(a girl) in june…i was with her with the natural birth of daughter number one(ten years ago!) and so blessed to be with her again this time.. a c-section…grand babies are just so beautiful…they make our lives so complete…
    thank you for sharing your family and travels with us…………

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