Roll With It – from Eileen Miller’s Baby Love

Some people really like surprises. I am definitely not one of those people. In December of 2009, I was informed that I was a grandmother. And not only was I a grandmother, but that my grandson was already three months old. Admittedly, my initial reaction lasting all of 30 seconds, was not exactly positive. At the 31 second mark, I felt this incredible surge of love. I was in love with my grandson even before meeting him, which came to be three weeks later. My son and I drove to Pennsylvania to meet Tristan for the very first time. Fortunately, Tristan's mother, grandfather, and great grandfather welcomed us with open arms. And when I laid eyes on that little baby boy, and saw my son take his son into his arms, I felt a whole new level of JOY.

Tristan, now a hilariously rambunctious 18 month old, is one of my treasures in life … and my SUNSHINE. Every time I sing "You are My Sunshine" to this otherwise busy boy, he calms down and wants to cuddle. During a recent visit to our house, he was fighting the going to sleep plan. I scooped him up out of his pack 'n play, sat down in the rocker, and softly sang our song. And just when I thought he was sound asleep after listening to our song 20 times-breathing deeply and completely relaxed-he would snap his head up and look at me with bright eyes and a big smile. Starting up with the song again, he placed his hands on my face and aptly imitated the movements of my mouth in song. Within moments, he rested his curly-haired head back down in the nook of my shoulder for a hug and a love.

Cool things I have always known, but now have the opportunity to experience on a whole new level:
Things may not always go to plan.
Surprises can change your life – roll with it.
The miracle is love – it's always love.

Tristan is the very best of surprises, a true miracle, and love on the move.
He is my SUNSHINE.

- Eileen Miller