Last night my elder child, my daughter Sarah, gave birth to a daughter, Emma.
None of the things that might have gone wrong, did. Mother and child are healthy and that’s all that really matters. The fact that Sarah seems happy and that Emma seems placid (clearly, practicing how to say my name) is just a big bonus.
I have been so pleased that my daughter is part of a truly happy and supportive marriage. She and Matthew will make wonderful parents.
This is going to come as a shock, though, to a dog and several cats, all of whom up until now thought they were people.