May has been such a hard month for the past 9 years for my family. It has been a month of much sadness due to the death of my husband that hit my family suddenly in 2007. Life changed drastically that evening of May 8th! That was the day that my husband passed away from complications of Necrotizing fasciitis, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and also haemochromatosis. Also, his medical team was incredible, it was just his time to go as his body just could not bounce back from the 2 surgeries to remove the flesh-eating bacteria in his side.I did not know how I was going to get thru such a traumatic time. It was very dark!!!
Becoming a widow was not a title I ever wanted or desired. I discovered that people look at you so differently after the death of your husband. The fear, anger and anxiety that comes with it is mind-blowing!! I learned that you have to strong and determined and to check everything out 50 times more than you ever did before mainly because everyone questions your motives. These last nine years have been difficult to say the least! My daughters handled the situation with such grace and dignity. My youngest daughter, Samantha has been incredible. She has been strong and unyielding in her faith. I have learned so much from her. She has been my rock. While I faltered and depended on her very much for support, energy ! But enough about the that and sadness, I will talk about it another time!!
I am so thankful that 2016 has brought happiness back to the month of May for our family.
When my youngest daughter and her husband told me that their baby was due in May, I knew that it would indeed turn our feelings around for this month.
They welcomed their first child (my grand baby) Humberto, Jr on May 4th at 11:47pm! My heart just melted when I saw him! He is just perfect and so cute.He was 19 inches long and weighed 6.2 pounds. He had tons of dark hair and beautiful blue eyes just like his mom’s. What an angel!!
I had been told that being a grandparent is the best thing ever. I always thought those people had exaggerated about it. Let me say in my humble opinion, it is the best ever!! They were 100% correct!!! My heart is happy and full of love when I think about that little guy! I want to see him all of the time.Sometimes that 10 minutes that he lives from me feels as far as the moon!!
So, I am a happy Obaasan, Grandmum ,Grandmother, Abuela, Mimi, Gigi, Nonna, Yaya or Mema. I prefer Obaasan which is grandmother in Japanese because of my love for the Japanese culture. (The way to say it phonetically is “oh-baah-sahn” and in hiragana it is
It is once again a happy time in our life.May is not a dark month now.It now has a bright spot!! I can’t wait to see what the next twelve month will bring as the light grows along with Humberto, Jr.!!