Do you know this character? Some of you know him as Baby Girl's Hubby. He has been mentioned in this blog before as The Hairy Beast.
Some know him as Landon.
In this particular shot, he is known as Guido, my gardener.
Don't let the wearing of his wife's garden hat fool you; he is no sissy.
This very morning, he took on my forsythia, a yellow beast of a plant, that had gone half dead after a miserable showing this spring.
Of course, I had to serve him breakfast under the pergola, overlooking the garden arrangement that he designed and put in for me years ago.
I let him practice some of his landscaping techniques on me, even the first garden path, back in the day of high school when he owned his own landscaping business.
This young man has accomplished much in his twenty three years on this sod.
Leader in his class. Academically excelling in a Top Ten University. Breaking the mold for interning there; working with a leader ecological/environmentalist in NYC. Mission trip to Africa. Prized son and grandson and nephew and brother. Strong warrior for His Lord.
A Renaissance Man of the grandest kind.
And Baby Girl selected him to be her Life Partner in this world.
But despite all these accolades and accomplishments, he is about to embark on the most wonderful, amazing, spectacular, challenging event of his life.....
He is my newest grandchild's Daddy.
This past weekend, he and Baby Girl flew down the highway from CollegeLand, to tell us, most joyfully, that they are indeed, expecting their first child in December.
And Grammy is very, very, very, very, very, very, very happy.......
(Ed. Note: I wrote this post on April 18th, the day after we were told; Baby Girl had asked us to not announce it on the internet till they heard his heartbeat....Today was that day.....And Grammy is very, very, very, very, very, very, happy.......)