Finding out that you’re going to be a grandparent is an amazing feeling. When I got the text message of the home pregnancy test I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited. I called my oldest daughter, Racheal, and asked if she was kidding. She told me she wasn’t and that she was due in August. Grandkids are fun, mine are a very large part of my life.
A few months before she was due she called me and asked me if I would come out to be with her for the rest of her pregnancy and the birth. Her and her husband lived in Ft. Irwin, California, at a military base. My son-in-law was in the army, at the time. I looked online to see if it would be cheaper to fly or take the bus. After checking into it I found that it would be cheaper to fly. I had never been on a plane before so I was scared to death. As we were driving to the airport I was extremely nervous. I had always said that I would never fly because “if god would have meant for us to fly he would have given us wings.” I was also scared that the plane would crash. Once I got on the plane and we took off I figured out that it wasn’t so bad. I had to fly into Las Vegas, NV, because that was the closest major airport to where my daughter lived. Once I landed in Las Vegas and got off the plane I looked for my daughter who I hadn’t seen in two years. When I finally found her and my son-in-law I couldn’t believe how big she was, at six and a half months. She really looked different from the skinny, hundred and ten pound girl who left for California two years before. She had a big, round belly now. The first thing I did after I hugged her was touch her big belly. When we got to the car she reminded me that we had a three hour car ride to get to their house. The ride was mostly through the dessert, rich with cacti, and these trees that looked a lot like spikes growing out of the ground in all different ways. Once we got to her house it was late so we went to sleep.
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