A new father!
It's true. My mom, who has been single for umpteen years and who we always dreamed and prayed and hoped would find someone who would treat her like the queen that she deserves to be, is getting married next month. Rawther thrilling, I must say! What's better is that she's marrying someone that we knew and admired when he lived near our hometown when I was about nine years old until a teenager, 30 years or so ago. He's a wonderful man who has made her giggle like a teenager, think deeply about things she's never really thought about before, hope for real joy in her life, and who has brought a sparkle to her eyes that I haven't seen before.
So, Sis and I will have seven new siblings and twenty-two nieces and nephews added to the ones we already have. Mom goes from two children to nine in one fell swoop! It will be so fun having new playmates, but I hope I won't have to share my room. And if my favorite sweater goes missing...boy or boy will sparks fly! teehee
Although I once knew who Vic's kids were, I didn't know them very well at all, since we didn't live in the same town and only had opportunities to socialize once in a blue moon for youth activities at church. I was also a social goober, so really didn't make many friends at that age anyway. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone again after all this time.
I'm not sure if mom caught it when she called me this morning with the news, but I was literally jumping up and down in my kitchen. Dancing. And I've been dancing with my feet and in my heart all day long.
Congratulations Mom and Vic!
This isn't one of my photos (although I wish I could have taken photos of these two in the park!).
The only stamp I've put on it is a bit of noise reduction, contrast, saturation, and vignetting in Lightroom.