I was in Arkansas prepared to fly out to minister when I got the call.

“Mom, my water broke.”

I had cleared my schedule from mid-November until December in preparation for this new grandbaby, but the little one didn’t check her Gramma’s schedule. She was ready to arrive in the world.

A few hours later, in Charlotte traffic, I heard the words, “She’s here!”

Funny, how you plan and plan and then life takes its own course.

Little Audrey Grace is 5 lbs and a handful of ounces, and she makes this Gramma’s heart happy.

She is the first of my four to arrive without me close by, but when I finally did make it to her side, it was worth the wait.

Welcome to the world, Audrey Grace. I love you, baby girl.