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Last week my beloved daughter Camille gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Cameron Nelson.  Her husband Sean and I were present, and active participants in the extraordinary process of the arrival of new life into the world.  I watched Camille with a sense of wonder, as she navigated the precarious waters of labor and welcomed her new son into her arms with her eyes wide and adoring.  Her first words were, “He’s perfect.”  And that he is.

The moment of birth radiates with electric energy.  Observing the first breath of life is as intimate as being present for the drawing of the last. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room and rejoicing all around.  A magical event that is repeated over and over throughout the world, offering hope for a new generation.

I remember the day that Camille was born on a sunny day in January, over 30 years ago.  I now feel honored to witness her passage into motherhood and how wholeheartedly she is embracing her new role with enormous warmth and an openness to learning all that she can to nurture her child.  My daughter inspires me. I respect and admire her. I see a calm and gentle spirit with fierce determination and a woman who has an enormous ability to create the life that she wants with the child that she welcomes with her entire soul.  A legacy of love.

This is a gift for me.  I have an increased desire to be more of myself and to take care of myself.  I want to watch Cameron grow and be a part of his many transitions.  To have a relationship that enhances his life and contributes to how he sees this huge beautiful diverse world that we all share.  And so it begins.

 

47 Comments

  1. How beautiful! Congratulations to you all! Enjoy this wonderful time welcoming Cameron to the wonders of life!

    Love, Janet

  2. Oh Judith!! THIS PHOTO!!! Beautiful beautiful mother and baby. COngratulations on entering the world of grandparenthood. It is a most marvelous place to be, and I am so happy for you!! Little Cameron is SO fortunate to have you in his life, you will be able to teach him so much about beauty and reverence and faith and hope and style and color and creativity and JOY.
    What great great news to receive today. Thank you so much for sharing this, and for your always-eloquent words. This post just lifts my heart. Blessings and big big love to ALL of you!!

  3. May you continue to see joy from your child and grandchild!!!!!!!!!!! She is lovely, your daughter and made lovelier by your grandson. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  4. Congratulations on this blessed event. What a truly amazing experience for you to witness. Lucky woman and lucky family.

  5. Congratulations! I adored my grandparents and I look forward to have my own grandchildren!

  6. Welcome your grandson to our small blue dot ..earth …May his journey be surrounded always with health love joy and happiness.

    ..I enjoy you sharing your family on the blog. Your fashion always amazing .

    Enjoy the new adventure and welcome to the new club …grandparent !!

  7. YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL.
    We all line up behind YOU dear JUDITH………………..teach us the way!
    He is ADORABLE………..CONGRATULATIONS with ALL my HEART!
    XO

  8. Absolutely beautiful! And yes, perfect as well. As know, you have entered the best and most rewarding role of life. Being a grandmother has brought more joy into my life than I could ever express in words. Welcome to this extraordinary adventure, my lovely friend.

  9. Best Wishes to EVERYONE!!! What a Beautiful New Soul….may each of you be surrounded every day with Love and Happiness. Congratulations, Dear Judith, to you and all your Wonderful Family.

  10. All the best wishes for you, beautiful grandma in spirit and flesh, and to the newborn boy and his lovely mother from Lisbet in Oslo.

  11. So wonderful ! You describe it so beautifully. Congratulations to everyone.
    May every blessing rest upon the baby and his family.

  12. Congratulations Grandma-
    A wonderful chapter of your life is beginning- enjoy, and best wishes to all

  13. Judith

    How lovely for your family to have a new addition.

    I was present at my daughter’s two births – 15 years apart. There is nothing else like it in the whole world and it is a miracle every time it happens,

    Welcome to the world of grandparents!

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

  14. A beautiful image, and beautiful words to accompany it, Judith. My heartfelt congratulations to Camille and Sean – and to you too. And welcome to the world and your amazing family, Cameron Nelson! xxx

  15. Blessings, joy, mazel to and congratulations to you all! Grandma-hood is a delightfully warm and cozy hood to wear, and something tells me you will snuggle into it just beautifully! 🙂

  16. Congratulations with this wonder. So nice they also named him after Nelson. You wrote this beautifully I was cryin while reading. Honestly I was. OK I am soppy.. Now my make-up is ruined and I am already at the office haha.
    Have a lovely time Judith.
    Greetje

  17. Judith, Your description of the birth and your feelings was Beautiful. Your daughter takes after her mother in her Beauty and what a precious baby. I am so Happy for all of you. There is nothing like a birth of a baby. You are going to be a Wonderful Grandmother, you have so much Love to give. Congratulations !
    Love Vena

  18. Congratulations and God’s richest blessings to you, your beloved daughter, her husband, and the new little one. I learned 16 years ago what a life-changing experience becoming “Nana” was. May you be a constant source of joy and love to each other. The photograph of mother and child is beautiful.

  19. Congratulations and a heart full of love to the new baby, parents and to you the grandmother. Wonderful news of the safe arrival and the delivery. God Bless

  20. How precious!! So very glad that Cameron Nelson arrived healthy and is such a blessing for the family.

  21. I have no doubt you will be a wonderful, inspirational grandmother for Cameron. Congratulations!

  22. Made me tear up it was such a lovely tribute to a gorgeous daughter. Takes after her mother I know.
    What joy to have a grandson, and the fantastic years ahead of sharing with him you love of life. Congratulations to the family, and huge hugs for all.

  23. Dear Judith,
    Congratulations again on the birth of your grandson. It will be many years before I enter the club of grandparenthood. But I’ve seen the joy and rewards my mother exoeriences, and can only say that I’m certain you will relish in each and every opportunity you have to be with Cameron and share you wisdom, grace and the aesthetic with him. Please wish Camille & Sean all the very best in their new role.
    Much love,
    Elizabeth x

  24. I’m not the type of person that gets that excited about babies, but this post did melt my heart a little 😉 You are going to be the most wonderful grandmother! That little boy is going to have some amazing, strong women to look up to.

  25. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. Being at the birth is truly magical. I was there for my first grandson’s birth. He is now 5 and is coming to stay for the week-end with his 2 yr old younger brother and 6 month old cousin.

  26. What a joyous post to read; so wonderfull to welcome Cameron Nelson into the lives of his family. I hope the years you share with him are many and blessed.

  27. You are all blessed…there’s nothing like the welcoming and journey of a new soul. Love to all…

  28. Just a quick note Judith to wish you a very happy birthday! I guess nothing could be a better present than the gift of your lovely new grandson. And with such a lovely– dare I say, perfect– name.

    I wish you all the joys of the world in the days to come.

    Much love from England,
    Rose from http://www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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