Spring is in the air in the Pacific Northwest of North America and one may enjoy the cherry blossoms and early azaleas as they bloom heralding the increase in sunlight. New life is popping up everywhere. We arrived here in Seattle after only a brief stop at our home on Cape Cod to change our laundry after two weeks in the Arctic, anxious to witness the birth of the new little Kings and we were just in time.
It has now been a week since we transitioned into that sacred nether world of grandparent-hood. This report will be an honest attempt to account for the change to those of you who have followed this blog over the past several years especially but please be forewarned. Words will be insufficient to cover the topic accurately….but bear with us. To set this up one might refer back to our visit to Peru in June 2013 which chronicles our unexpected experience in near Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley…see our post regarding Mother Earth in December 2013 http://blog.commonflat.com/2013/12/12/peru-high-up-with-mother-earth/. We were blessed with the news that both of our children were expecting their own children…. and on the same day! Nine months went by while we processed this news and imagined a new world. Since we spend a great of time traveling to far away wild places the time passed quickly.
Imagine our joy as we returned to Seattle several days after both mothers’ planned due date to find them both still heavy with child. A week of walks and waiting ensued before our grandchildren decided it was time to come out. And of course life will never be the same…..for any of us.
Baby boy Angel Joseph came into the world on April 5 at the civilized time of 2049 hrs. and Little girl Karina Dolly arrived 4 days later on April 9 at 1255hrs in the early morning. These little star cousins begin life living just a few miles from each other with the promise of growing up together amongst the adventurous King clan stationed in Seattle. Life is good.