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Sunday, September 29, 2019

In April, we had dinner with our son, daughter and DIL. I mentioned it might be an idea to spend our early October 40th wedding anniversary in Ishigakijima, our favorite holiday place.

DH: Okinawa is not a great idea in typhoon season!
Son and DIL gave each other funny looks.

DIL: What date is it?
Me: 6 October.
DIL: Well, actually we’re expecting a baby on 4 October.

Twelve years ago after DH had his first stroke and was diagnosed with diabetes, a good friend who works in the medical field but who is a little lacking in tact, said, “You’ll have to feed him properly or he won’t get to see his grandchildren.” I was alarmed, but now I wouldn’t give it a second thought. I’ve got a handle on the diet thing, touch wood, and our grandson will soon appear. On top of that, we’re older than my two great-grandmothers were when I was born!

Five years ago, I went to England and met my oldest friend going back to schooldays. They’d recently had their 40th and DH had recently been in the ICU several times. I thought, “I can’t see us making it to our 40th.” But here we are and he’s in great condition!

So......building up to two celebrations around the end of the week!
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    Happy anniversary and also much happiness with your new grandchild. Congrats to all the exiting news and so glad you are doing so well with Spark and lots to look forward too. Thanks for sharing. God bless.
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    105 days ago
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    Thinking of you as you celebrate your 40th as well as the birth of your 1st grandchild! What a momentous week!! emoticon emoticon
    108 days ago
    SO thrilling!!

    We celebrated our 40th this year too, in June -- but still no grandbabies and none on the horizon either.

    You've got double reasons to feel happy and blessed.
    109 days ago
    What a lot you have to look forward to. Congratulations on the anniversary and on the coming grandchild.
    110 days ago
    Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary! Seems like you’ve got quite celebration this month. How wonderful to become a grand mother. You must be very excited! I’m so happy for you and celebrating with you. I just got new grand son this time from my younger son last Saturday. I am now have a total of 4 grandkids. Welcome to the granny club.
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    111 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2019 1:15:51 AM
    So that's how you found out you were going to be grandparents? It must have been such a thrill! And now, here you are waiting for a wondrous event, and next time you go to Ishigakijima, it might be with the little cutie in tow!

    I'm so touched by your and your husband's story, how you've taken such good care of him over the years, and how he's persevered so that you can both see your grandchild and celebrate your 40th anniversary in a few days. What a happy time in your family! Keep us posted! Can't wait to hear!
    111 days ago
    Modern medicine and knowledge sure has improved longevity. Enjoy your new addition!
    111 days ago
    I look back and realise i’m In better shape than my mum at the same age, but then she had greater hardships to endure in her teens... I may get to be a grandmother, but unlikely to ever be a great grandmother...
    112 days ago
    Congratulations to the happy events,
    I'm happy for you!

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    112 days ago
    Wonderful Margaret, two very good reasons to be happy.

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    112 days ago
    How great for you! Good news and coming up fast!!
    112 days ago
    Good luck to you You can do it!
    112 days ago
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