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Mimi and Bop
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Melissa Henderson

PLEASE WELCOME

MELISSA HENDERSON

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

2017 was an exciting year for our family. Son and daughter-in-love in South Carolina announced they were expecting our first grandchild. We imagined our shouts of excitement filling the air from Virginia to South Carolina. We could not contain sharing the wonderful news with everyone.

The next question was, “Should we move from Virginia to South Carolina to live closer to them? Would they want us to live near them?”

 No hesitation on the answer. “Yes, please move to South Carolina” was their reply. More shouts of joy.

 After living most of our life in Virginia, hubby and I made the decision. South Carolina...here we come.

Selling our home, packing up belongings, saying farewell and promising to keep in touch with friends in VA, we began the long road trip to SC.

The Lord guided us to find a home and a job for hubby. A new church family was found. New friends and volunteer opportunities were presented. Life has fallen into place.

The baby boy was born on July 24, 2017. We were able to be at the hospital and hold this precious new life in our arms shortly after his arrival. We have loved him from the first moment son and daughter-in-love gave us the good news of the pregnancy.

People have often asked us, “What do you think he will call you? Do you have a certain name you want to be called?”

The answer has always been “Rowan will decide what he wants to call us.”

 

Our family had given me the name“Mimi” years ago. We wondered if Rowan would stick with “Mimi”.

He began speaking very early. He is now twenty-one months old. Yes, Rowan has made a choice of name for me. Every time he says “My Mimi”, I melt with love.

For an unknown reason, Rowan has decided from the beginning to call my husband, “Bop”. We are not sure where the name came from or why he likes the word “Bop”. Whatever the reason, hubby melts when Rowan says, “Hi-Bop”.

We are happy in South Carolina. Yes, learning about alligators and other wild creatures not found in Virginia has been interesting.

One of the most special moments of the day is when Rowan looks at us and says, “Hi my Mimi. Hi Bop.”

Can you hear us shouting with joy? We are still happy we made the decision to move from VA to SC.

Being a grandparent is one of the best blessings God has provided. Even if you don’t have grandchild, you can still be a “Mimi” or “Bop” to a child. Is there someone you could love on today?

ABOUT MELISSA HENDERSON 

Melissa Henderson and her husband Alan live in coastal South Carolina. Melissa was taught the love of reading and writing at an early age by her parents. Melissa continues to write inspirational stories and enjoys sharing messages on her blog. She has been published in numerous articles and devotionals. Her first children’s book Licky the Lizard was published in 2018.

Website and blog: http://www.melissaghenderson.com
Amazon link to “Licky the Lizard” http://a.co/d/0a3COnd
Facebook: Melissa Henderson, Author
Pinterest: Melissa Henderson
Twitter: @mimionlife

 

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