Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Life Goes On - In A Wonderful Way

Last week I wrote about Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.  When I think about England, my mind gravitates, after Cavaliers, to the Beatles.  One of the Beatles songs that has been echoing through my mind lately is "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"--because of its oft-repeated lyrics “Life goes on.”

And it does go on.  In the past months I’ve blogged about some losses in my family--my younger brother, and, more recently, my dad.   

But now I’ve got some family news to be delighted about:  I’m a new grandma! 

My older son and d-i-l recently had an adorable baby boy.  His name is Elliott.  They unfortunately don’t live near me, but I’ve met him by Skype, and I’ll have an opportunity to visit him--all of them--soon. 

All the changes in my family and its dynamics have made me really stop and wonder more about life, its meaning, and how to live it to the fullest.  Bad stuff happens, but so does good stuff--and it can outweigh the bad.  Definitely!   

I’m glad I’m a writer, since I can get lost in my writing--and I can use my emotions, save them in my mind, then put them down into a story that helps by being cathartic. 

In any event, I’m now back to being almost normal... and I’m a grandma! 

What’s going on--good or bad--in your life?


Mollie Bryan said...

Congrats on becoming a grandmother! How wonderful!

Betty Hechtman said...

Congrats, Linda! So glad you have such a happy event to counter the sads ones you've had recently.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks to both of you, Mollie and Betty. I'm really thrilled!

Chrystle Fiedler said...

Congrats! How wonderful for you!