Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

in the spirit of spring

... and because it's the best news I got this week so far!

And it comes right on cue ;-)

Congratulations are in order for my big sis Dixie Mimi Sugarbaby Hoochie who became a Mimi (aka gammy) yesterday.

Welcome to the world Jordyn Alysse.

I did a little quick research and found that the root of the name Jordyn is Hebrew (Jordan) and it's meaning is 'down-flowing'... like the river.

Alysse is a variant of either Alice (I have a soft spot for that one), of Germanic roots meaning 'noble, exalted nature' or Alyssa, which comes from the Greek and means 'rational'. It's also the name of a bright yellow flower, the alyssum...

My wish for you is that you grow up to be just as kind as your beautiful Mimi Dixie and that you weather any turbulant waters with grace and strength. You truly are a little princess and I know you will bring life and joy, much like a bright flower does, to your surroundings.

You will be wrapped up in love, dear heart. And I look forward to watching you add pieces to your life quilt.

Don't forget to go and congratulate the extremely proud and beaming Mimi Dixie!

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”
-- William MacNeile Dixon


Turnbaby said...

You are so cool. What a lovely thing!! You know that Granny---er--Mimi Sugarbaby is gonna bawl her eyes out!

Anndi said...

Turnbaby: She'd do the same.. . she'd have had a field day if I'd been Granny before her! LOL And um.. yup! I'm kinda counting on it!

Anndi said...

I meant Mimi... not Granny.. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!

Turnbaby said...

She's going to kick both our behinds *giggling*

Meribah said...

Wooo! Glad to hear the news. She must be so proud! :)

Anndi said...

Turnbaby: We forgot to add a 'Hoochie' in there, didn't we... ;-p

Meribah: She is over the moon! I figured I'd let her post the first picture but I can tell you she's an adorable baby. And she has all her fingers and toes. :)

CrystalChick said...

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blogland and leaving some love. I've enjoyed looking around here at yours and will come by again. I like some of the musical selections on the posts too, oh please tell me how to do that!!

Best wishes to Mimi Dixie, as I am a 'Mimi' too and it's wonderful!

Anndi said...

Crystalchick: I loved visiting your blog. I was glad I did.
I'm looking forward to reading more of what you have to say.

The music thing is pretty easy, you just have to know the trick. I'll gladly share that with you.

I think becoming a "Mimi" or a "Pop-Pop" is the reward for having been a parent!

Thank you for visiting!

TopChamp said...

congrats to Dixie - she must be happy!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I like your new home. Neat.

Anndi said...

topchamp: She's very proud of her little bundle of Joy.

Nick: Thank you dear.

Desert Songbird said...

And Dixie's younger than I am! Tee hee! I'd tease her if she wasn't so doggone happy.

Beautiful baby girl, that is.

Anndi said...

Sonbird: She was so proud and happy to tell us. I swear I heard her SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

New life...