Ever Have Life Come Full Circle?

January 29, 2013 at 9:14 am 12 comments

Charlie Bear here with some cool news. Mom and Dad Peep’s California son is engaged!

engagement ring with pink around it

Mom told me he proposed in a very romantic way to this lovely, adventuresome, Green Bay Packer-loving, perfect-for-him woman and then they did the most awesome thing–they called here to tell us. (Okay, I wasn’t on the phone, but my hearing is pretty darned good).

This is what their son said: “You’re going to have a new daughter-in-law!” And I saw Mom almost start crying. It brought her back to the phone call early last year when her Grandson called from Wisconsin and said, “You’re going to be a Great-Grandma!” Just like then, this call was filled with so much happiness, so much joy, so much “life!”

Circle of life

She snuggled with me later on Sunday night after they all went to dinner to celebrate (leaving me home, but that’s okay, I understand). Then she whispered in my ear that she felt like she’d come full circle in her grief. When Baby Hailey went to heaven it rocked her world, but even after so much sadness, God showed her that life moves on and even though there will be up and down days, there is hope. And happiness? That’s just around the corner.

So now there’s all this talk and excitement about a wedding. Not sure when, but everyone is on like high energy, like me when I’m on high alert when I sense a possum in the backyard.

Charlie Bear one eye open

I say wake me when the date arrives and I’ll be sure to get a bath and a bow around my neck in honor of the bride and groom. Happy Engagement to the joyous couple!

Wiggles and woofs,
Charlie Bear

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  • 1. Jean  |  January 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    What wonderful joyous news, BJ, and you and Charlie said it all–it brings happiness in the midst of grief for Hailey. So happy for you!

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    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  January 31, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Jean,
      Thanks for being happy for our family. I do like seeing Mom Peep smile!
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 3. Alice W.  |  January 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations CB,BJ, & Roger, Let the good times begin and the sad times be less & less.. Give the lovely couple our love.

    Wiggles all around.
    Beaugie & Alice..

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  January 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Beaugie and Mom Alice,
      Yes, Mom’s tears are a little less sometimes, and then other times she cries bushels. But happiness is a good thing and it takes the edge off the grief. Thank you for writing and sharing our joy! And thanks for sending love to the couple.
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 5. Susan  |  January 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Great news!
    Susan

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    • 6. bjtaylorblog  |  January 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Susan,
      Thanks so much!
      Wiggles,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 7. Shawnelle  |  January 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Oh BJ. Congrats to your California son. To you! Praise the Lord! With love, Shawnelle and Sis

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    • 8. bjtaylorblog  |  January 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Shawnelle and Sissy,
      Charlie Bear here (wiggles to Sis)…Thanks for the congrat’s for Mom Peep. She’s excited and yes, along with you she praises the Lord!
      Woofs to your house,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 9. sara golden  |  January 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Glad that honored son has found a worthy woman. Congratulations.

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    • 10. bjtaylorblog  |  January 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Foster Mom!
      Charlie Bear here…and I say, boy, it’s nice to “hear your voice.” Mom Peep thanks you for the well wishes. This honored son truly is a gem and so is she so they are going to be GREAT together. Some happy times here at the house now.
      Wiggles to you and LOVE,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 11. Julie Garmon  |  January 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    AWwwww, Charlie Bear. You are so wise. I’m rejoicing with you and your family over your news–still praying as your hearts continue to heal about Baby Hailey.

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    • 12. bjtaylorblog  |  January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Julie,
      Thanks so much for the continued prayers for healing. Mom Peep still has crying times (as to be expected) but she’s a bit happy now, too.
      Woofs to you and Clyde,
      Charlie Bear

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