After 17 days, little Asher Levi went home to Louisiana. It has been so fun to have him around and spend time bonding. I feel a certain sadness letting him go. Every time I walk by the room where he and Laura were staying, I get a little lump in my throat. I miss my sweet grand baby already. And I miss his parents too. We had a great time.
The immediate connection I felt with him was incredible; and I am not the only one. We each had to “wait in line” for a chance to hold Asher between sleeping and feeding. Two days after he was born Val and I were coming home from work; as we pulled into the drive way, Val slammed the car in park and said, “I get Asher first!” We both jumped out of the car and raced into the house. One thing is for sure, with his army of grandparents, aunts and uncles, Asher will never want for attention or affection!
The new chapters in my life of becoming a grandma and watching Laura become a mother have been amazing. With all the people I have around me, it probably seems silly for me to feel emptiness with them gone. I guess it is a testament to the capacity of the human heart to continually grow in love.