wings and things

Imagined conversation 110

on April 11, 2022

Me: We are going to be grandparents, Ants!

Anthony: I know that, Jules.

Me: So how long have you known this, Ants?

Anthony: A few weeks before last Christmas. I knew before you knew, Jules, but that’s only because I have the advantage of perspective.

Me: Let me guess: heavenly perspective?

Anthony: Sarcasm doesn’t suit you, Jules. It used to, but not now.

Me: Ming and Benita revealed the news to me on the 19th of December by putting her in a huge cardboard box, making me un-box her, prompting me to unwrap the ribbon around her waist which contained the pregnancy stick saying it was positive.

Anthony: I watched this and your confusion was gold.

Me: And then I cried with shock and joy, and shock and joy again!

Anthony: I’m not there any more in any down-to-earth way, but I’m still there somehow, I hope.

Me: It is almost impossible to describe the exact symmetry of my joy and anguish to you, Ants. You are the missing piece, the missing half, the incredible grandfather not-to-be, the proudest father ever, my absolutely beautiful husband, gone but not gone.

Anthony: Ming has found his match! Benita is that, and much more.

Me: I know! She is like a gift, a daughter, and a friend.

Anthony: And Ming?

Me: A bit like you, Ants – a rather rustic knight in shinily stained armor that needs a bit of a polish – my hero – my absolute hero.

Anthony: We are going to be grandparents, Jules!

8 responses to “Imagined conversation 110

  1. beth says:

    so very happy for all of you!

  2. Writer Lori says:

    An exciting new chapter for all! Congratulations!πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽŠ

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great news Julie, the best xxxx

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, Grandma & Grandpa! Earth and Heaven unite!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, Julie! I am so excited for all of you!!!! πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸ’•β€οΈ

  6. Judy says:

    Congratulations, Juli! I am so happy for all of you!!! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ˜Š

  7. Such exciting news, congratulations

  8. tootlepedal says:

    Wonderful news. Life goes on.

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