Happy Ending – New Beginning

This week, one of my former students gave me the happy news that he became a father for the first time on May 4th. This is indeed happy news, but especially joyous because Henry’s mom died suddenly when he was three-years-old as a result of a drunken driver.  At the time, I was Henry’s nursery school teacher, and I took care of him full-time for two years following Catherine’s death.  Henry and I were reunited about two years ago, and I blogged about his story here: A Pause for Celebration.

I cannot adequately express the joy I feel that Henry and his partner, Maria, are now proud parents of a beautiful little girl, Catherine Nima Maria.  A big name for such a little girl.  I am so glad that Henry has grown up to be a successful businessman and a loving father.  I had prayed for years that Henry would be safe and live happily ever after.  My prayers have been answered.  His story is both a happy-ending and a new beginning. I am ever-grateful.

I know no other way to express my joy, but to spend the day looking at baby clothes and writing.  I am creating a picture book for Catherine.  It will be the first of many.  This one will celebrate her name and that of her grandmother, who was a good friend, loving wife and mother, taken away too soon.

Introducing Catherine

7 thoughts on “Happy Ending – New Beginning

  1. She is GORGEOUS!! And oh, this backstory – it sliced through my heart. Your poem is like a song with its lulling rhythms. All in all a celebration and praise for this gift of grace. Blessings to you all!

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    1. I made the poem into a little book for her, and I mail it off today along with 8 outfits and, of course, I found SUNFLOWERS! I am so full of emotions this week because I waited for this happy ending for 38 years. This is proof God is listening and hearing prayers. You just have to be patient. Thank you, Fran!

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  2. What a lovely story. I’m so glad I read it today and learned about your sadness, care, and reconnection. Your poem is filled with love and Catherine is lucky to have you in her life.


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