Welcome

As of today, I am officially a great mother. I prefer that to grand. We have our first granddaughter, and we’re still reeling.

A night of stars and strings of cloud,
a golden hammock moon swinging,
a turbulent sea that swelled
until the world was full,

and on a bright and bloody tide,
a small craft, crafted so fine,
of filigree fingers
and breath of morning clouds,
into safe harbour sailed.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

47 thoughts on “Welcome”

      1. Oh yes. there’s that… cloud that’s still lingering. I got both my shots but I feel no freedom with it because I’m still wearing a mask. Yet still, it’s better to have gotten vaccinated than not I think.

  1. Mazel Tov! How wonderful. I’ve been thinking of you and your daughter.
    And a lovely poem, too. Hugs for all of you!๐Ÿ’™
    (And you know I’m curious about her name.)

    1. Thank you! It was so long! She was induced at 9am yesterday and the little limpet wasn’t dislodged until early this morning.
      It’s a girl, Edna Jane. What is weird (what isn’t?) is that yesterday while I was out walking (and waiting) I was thinking of names and thought of Eithne (pronounced Enya) for some reason, just that they could never use it because no one would know how to pronounce it. That was exactly what daughter (Marthe) was thinking, so they called her Edna which is the English equivalent. I swear we had never exchanged ideas at all!

      1. Oh, that’s so cool and wonderful! I would have no idea that Eithne was pronounced Enya! ๐Ÿคฃ There are no Ednas or Janes (except for you) in my family that I know of. Though apparently Hannah is a variation of Jane. . .

      2. Yes, I think Jane is probably from a Latinised version of a Hebrew name. Everything links up somewhere in prehistory. We just have to go back far enough!

  2. Great news! Congratulations Jane on being a “great mother” — the little one is surely in safe harbour, and may it be so all the days of her life. ๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you! I’m enjoying from a distance for the moment. Let them get into the swing of it before intruding. We’re confined anyway so in theory we’re not allowed to travel.

      Thanks for the tip. I’ve saved the link ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Huge congratulations on the arrival of those finely crafted fingers of filigree you Grand mother. Fantastic and welcome to the world Edna Jane ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thanks Damien! It’s been a wild week. She was only a week late and still hung on for dear life. We’re all recovering though, and I hope it won’t be too long before we’re allowed to go and see them all xx

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