When I Met You: Brynn Marie Meyers
I MET YOU ON NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Grandpa and I were hotel room somewhere across America when we got the first call. Your mommy was in labor and you were going to arrive 5 weeks early! We were excited and we were a little worried. But God had a plan.
We got a text when we stopped at a rest stop in Utah. You had arrived and both you and your mommy were healthy and strong. It was November 10, 2011. I was so excited I told everyone I met including one very startled woman at a McDonalds. I’m a grandma!!!!
I COULD NOT GET TO ST. LOUIS FAST ENOUGH
You see, grandpa and I were moving. Grandpa was driving a moving truck, and I was driving a car and we were on our way to our new house in Sea Ranch. As soon as we got there, and got the truck off-loaded and dropped off, grandpa took me to the airport and I was flying to meet you.
It’s hard to describe what I was feeling when I first saw you.
AWE… I was filled with AWE. You were and are a miracle. God made you specially, he knew you before you were both, he designed every part of your body and His work is perfect.
THANKFUL… Oh yes, I was so thankful. I was thankful that you and your mommy were healthy. I was thankful that I was going to have the chance to be your granny. I’d been waiting a long time for this moment.
Your birth was a joyful time. Your Nana was there, and I was there, and your mommy and daddy were there. Great-grandma, and Uncle David were around, too. A new chapter of our family history had begun. You are the next generation, you are the future.
Oh yes, there were tears. Sometimes when your emotions are just too big to contain in your heart they well up in your eyes and spill down your checks. These are the happy tears that accompany only the most amazing things this life offers us.
YES, YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL
You looked a lot like your daddy when you were born and he was a very beautiful baby, too. Your eyes were a deep dark blue, and you had just the smallest wisps of blond hair. Unfortunately, you were also a little jaundice and ended up back in the hospital right after I arrived.
WE WERE ALL A LITTLE WORRIED
It’s very hard when a brand new baby has to go back in the hospital. Your mommy and daddy were concerned, too. You had to go to be in a special bed to improve your bilirubin levels. The hospital hours were very hard on everyone. But your mom and dad were always with you and the doctors and nurses took good care of you, too, and soon you were back home again.
You were, what they kindly call, a fussy baby. At first no one knew what the problem was, but over time the doctors decided that you had colic, and your tummy hurt, and you just could not get comfortable for long. You were always in someone’s arms because being held, made you feel better. Your mommy slept all night long, sitting up, holding you in her arms. Your daddy was also on your team, holding you, and talking to you, and rocking you. He often had the ‘magic touch’ that would help you feel better.
Granny takes a lot of pictures… a LOT! You’ve gotten used to it over the years, I think.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
You were actually very cooperative during your photo shoots. Even your daddy cooperated, and he does not like to have his picture taken!
HO HO HO
Since Christmas was coming soon, your mommy wanted photos for your family Christmas card, so we dressed you up a bit and took some really fun pictures. They still make me smile to look at them.
As you look through these photos I hope that’s what you see.. LOVE. We all loved you so very much.
We all recognized that you were a gift from God to all of us. And I know that we all, in our own way, thanked the Lord for your life, and pledged that we would faithfully love, protect, and nurture you. And teach you about the loving God who created you.