Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Regarding Domenic


















I have a wonderful tale to tell. It is a tale of a very brave woman who labored and labored and shared with her very own mother a beautiful little baby boy.

The brave woman in question is my very own daughter Angelique and the beautiful little baby boy is my very own grandson Domenic.

Magic was afoot, love was in the air, people were getting married and a beautiful little black haired boy was getting ready to be born on the same day in July that his great-aunt had been born 55 years previous.

A Christmas delivery happened on the 12th day of July. It was shortly after noon when the earth smiled in pleasure to welcome Domenic. Domenic was born on July 12, 2009. And though Josephine is Domenic’s big sister, he really is the bigger brother as he weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. which was 2 oz. more than Josephine.

So my head is spinning and I don’t quite know where the days have gone. But I am happy, very happy indeed.

I did know. I could imagine. I definitely believed it. You see I had already had his big sister for two years. I already knew that love could be this grand. I got it.

My grandson, Domenic Mathias Khan St-Hilaire has given me more pleasure in one day than I have had in years of living. We are better for having Josephine and now her little brother in our lives. Nothing is taken for granted; I know how lucky I am to see them.

Domenic looks quite a bit like his big sister but just as there is no duplicating her, there is no duplicating him. He is one of a kind. There is no one else in the world like him and there never has been and there never will be.

Domenic your future is without boundaries, you have the hopes and dreams of all the tomorrows ahead of you. You are a gift and I love you unconditionally and beyond eternity.

90 comments:

Julie Fillo said...

YAY! We both have little grandsons! Congratulations dear Renee! So happy all is well!

love you!

Caroline said...

Dear Renee
Congratulations!! Now you have a darling grandson, Domenic! How proud you must be of your daughter and her newborn! What a popular birthday July 12th is!!
Thanks for your visit to my blog, and yes, the little watercolours are mine!
Love Caroline

Yvonne Anderson said...

You have a way of making me tear up Renee. You are special and so is Domenic...

Allegra Smith said...

If I could drink right now I would get the best champagne in the house, fill the glass to the rim and toast Domenic for a bright, beautiful, healthy and love filled future. Peace and joy to be in his world for all the days of his life.
And to you Renee, that you may have all the time in the world to share his future and his joy.
Much happiness to you all.

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Renee,
Congratulations on your new grandson! A most amazing gift:)
And what a beautiful name :)

~Diane

Ces said...

How the angels must have had a grand time last Saturday when you got a new family member through a wedding and BEHOLD! DOMENIC! A beautiful name by the way, sure rings with artistic flair!

Now times like these are the types of emotional exhaustion we need to give us an edge!

Congratulations Grandmother Renee, Mommy Angelique and Big Sister Josephine along with Grandpa Wahid, Daddy St Hilaire and all the beautiful and loving aunts and uncles.

See, Domenic already has quite an edge! Being born to a most loving family!

JOY!

Ribbon said...

tears of joy...

so happy for you all...

another beautiful soul x

thinking of you with a big smile
Ribbon

Bailey said...

Congratulations! I'm sure he is adorable!
My neice was born on the 12th too!

Michelle said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! What a beautiful name and a beautiful post Renee.

xxxxxxxxx

Debra said...

Happiest Birthday to the "new" little guy Domenic! Mathias was my great grandfathers name (love it). His Great Aunt could have not asked for a better Birthday present! Lucky her, lucky you, and most blessed Angelique!

God Bless and Keep you and your newest "Angel"

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations Renee and to to all your family on the safe arrival of little Domenic! I had tears of joy for you when I read your post - what a treasure he is and how lucky to be born into family with so much love. Enjoy getting to know your precious grandson. Lisa x

Kate James said...

Oh how truly wonderful Renee! Congratulations to both you and Angelique.

I cannot WAIT until it's my turn to be a grandmother.

Love and lots of joy to you. xx

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Congratulations Renee! How blessed you are . . . and what a lucky little baby to have you as his grandmother. This is it - this is what life and love are all about. Treasure all the love and life you had a part in creating - I am absolutely sure they treasure you.

Delwyn said...

Hello there Rene

How wonderful for you grandma...

I hope you give that little baby an extra hug from me...

Happy days

Deanna said...

Congratulations Grandma! He is a lucky little boy to have been born into such a family.

secret agent woman said...

Oh, a grandson! How wonderful for you, Renee! I know he will be well and fully loved.

Manon Doyle said...

A big welcome to Domenic! Congrats Renee! My mom tells me that there's no better joy than being a grandparent!

Audrey said...

Domenic - welcome to the world! I wish you a life filled with joy and laughter, love and oompassion, wisdom and,of course, good health.

Congratulations Angelique!
Congratulations Josephine!
Congratulations Grandma! (Mamere?)

Love to you all.
xoxoxo

kj said...

clear the way!
clear the way!

prince domenic has arrived!

you will find him in the holy arms of his mother and grandmother, swaddled tight, protected fiercely, and loved as deeply as any love could ever be.

so is the word of renee khan, and her word will travel far and near, into the land, where prince domenic will grow and prosper.

xo

Shelly said...

I can't wait to see him. Oh the wonder of a grandson - congrats to you and Wahid!

Angela Recada said...

Congratulations to all!

To you, dear Renee, for being blessed with a beautiful new grandson. Your breath on his cheeks, your kiss on his brow and your warm, loving embrace will remain in his heart forever.

To Angelique, for delivering a precious new life into the world. May you rest and heal and find a lifetime of joy with this special little boy.

And to darling baby Domenic, for wisely choosing the perfect Grandmother and Mother and sister. You are a lucky young man, indeed, and will be greatly loved.

Big hugs to all.

Love,
xoxoxo
Angela

Karin Bartimole said...

Dear Renee, many joyous hoots and hollers!! may all the blessings of the world shower down upon you all in celebration of your new family member on such an already much celebrated day - must be a magical one, that July 12th! much love, Karin
(I just got word I got my new med approval as I was tying this! xoxo)

yoborobo said...

Oh, Renee - congratulations to you and your daughter (well, heck, to your whole lovely family!:) There is nothing as close to heaven on Earth as a new baby. Bless Domenic, and his ma. Give that new baby a kiss from me! xoxo Pam

Deborah said...

Oh Renee, congratulations on your new blessing from Heaven. Good Job, Angelique! I have goosebumps as I read this. I feel your joy. Simply beautiful. Sending you all my love, Deb

Sarah said...

Oh Renee..I'm in tears..I'm so thrilled for you hon!!! Congratulations to your sweet daughter too!! Welcome sweet Prince Domenic!!! We area all thrilled tht you have arrived!!
Huge hugs to Grandma!! Love, Sarah

Coastal Sisters said...

So very precious...this brought tears to my eyes :)

LuLu~*xoxo

rochambeau said...

Welcome to our world~Domenic!
Happy to know you're here!
Love,
Constance

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That's beautiful Renee! Happy birthday Domenic!!

Sonia ;) said...

Sheeanna and I say "Happy Birthday and Welcome to the world Domenic!!!"

Oh Renee how wonderful...Congratulations to your daughter, new father, Wahid and Josephine......Your a blessed woman....

Love ya Lovey xoxox S

Clarity said...

What a gorgeous gift Renee. The love in your family is truly luminous.

Thank you for your lovely words on "Listening". I have a different sort of post for you this week, one to bring a smile or giggle :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Domenic:

Welcome to the world little guy! Your mom and dad are very proud of you and your BIG-sister is happy to have you arrive safe and sound. Little brothers are very special people and you are a very special little person. I was very happy to hear that you arrived safe and sound and your daddy looked so proud of you when he came in to see your grandma and grandpa in the waiting room, mommy was recovering so I didn't get to meet you, but I sure was happy for them. I knew you were a boy all along, the others had to be told...ha,ha,ha!

Congratulations Don, Ang and Josephine.

Love AC

Madtexter said...

Yay, for happy days! Life always rejunvenates itself. Enjoy the little bugger!

Big hug.

Anonymous said...

Domenic

You have a piece of my heart that will be with you always.

I am happy to say that I got to spend the first night with you in the hospital and momma. Sleeping with an angel is divine.

Love forever

Auntie Nadia (aka momma b)

Marie S said...

Oh Renee congratulations and love for the new bundle of joy.
Speedy recovery to the wunderkind Angelique who transported pure love into the world in the form of your grandson Domenic!!!
Bless you all!!
It is a happy day on planet earth!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!

Julie said...

Great news!!! Congratulations to Domenic, Angelique, and the doting grandparents! :)

A Cuban In London said...

Happy birthday to your grandson and may he read this beautiful and truly heartfelt tale by his grandmother. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Sara Williams said...

I can only imagine how happy you are and "welcome to the world Dominic!"

Anonymous said...

OHHHHHHHHH RENEE! how wonderful is this!
I just read your blog, i am so happy for you and your family! This is the best news. A BOY! DOMENIC, I love his name, a grandaughter and now a grandson, oh this is the best Renee.
Sending my love to Angelique and her family too.
Love you Renee,
Sally

Toumai said...

Congratulations Renee!! I too am a "Mamere" (Acadian French for "Gramma")to a little girl named Addisyn... and I feel the same way you do-- grandchildren are truly a joy and wonder of all wonders!

May

karengberger said...

How wonderful for you and your entire family! Congratulations!
I love reading your thoughts and your profound love and appreciation for you family and your life. It's a blessing to know you. XO

Marion said...

Congratulations, Renee! How wonderful that your precious grandson was born on your favorite sister's birthday! I love the synchronicity of that. Blessings!!

With Loving Stitches said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful story to sit and blog too.

Blessings to you and yours on this day.

aj said...

i am the luckiest great-auntie in the world ...since beautiful baby domenic was born on my birthday.
i have a great love for this whole family...
i am thrilled every time i hear josephine call my name (aj)
josephine will be a great big sister, whom domenic will have lots of fun with for many years to come...
just to let renee's blogger friends know how i got the news told to me by grandma....
he is just beautiful with jet black hair and the most perfect nose i have every seen....i'm not kidding jacquie he has the nose of a model....(i'm thinking grandma has a new little love in her life and how wonderful ...)
when i used to talk about my grandchildren ( 4 boys 2 girls)
i used to hear " oh god nathan ... she is going to torture us again...with any luck she won't pull out any pictures....to which nathan would respond ...auntie jack ... it is too early to be tortured....
now i get the treat of hanging on every word about jojo and domenic..
congrats to grandma and grandpa khan and to uncle nathan, auntie nad and uncle chuck, and of course mostly to domenic's amazing mom and dad and big sister josephine..
with all the love one heart can hold...
aj

aj said...

ps.. a new baby brings miracles and magic to all who are receptive
love you to the moon and back baby domenic ...aj

kj said...

dearest friend, there is an award waiting for you on my blog. please come....

Anonymous me said...

There's such joy in your writing today Renee, and quite right too. Welcome Domenic! May your life be filled with love ... I'm sure it will be. xxJ

Camille said...

Congratulations to all of you!
Can't wait to see him. Loved reading your regarding Domenic. Hanging on every word. Loved KJ's Clear the Way! As he certainly is a little Prince. Give Ang a hug from me.

yoborobo said...

Renee - I think I might have forgotten to hit 'publish your comment' in my excitement over baby Domenic! Babies have that effect on me. :) Congratulations to your family! xox Pam

Pattee said...

A beautiful description Renee.

What a beautiful name he has... A lot for him to write on any "real" document when he gets older though LOL~

You are blessed in your life with beautiful children, sisters and brothers, grandchildren.

And I am blessed to be your friend.

Enjoy the heck out of him. Give him (and of course his sister) a thousand kisses. Eyelash kisses, do you remember them?

Love~Pattee

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations! Your love and blessings will forever surround his life.

Kaylen said...

Congrats!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Grandma & Grandpa!!! Yes Domenic you will love grandma and grandpa to pieces!!!

Sooo happy to hear all is well.Angelique & Don must be in their glory, as well as our beautiful Josephine . love Suzie xoxo

Angela Recada said...

I love you, too, dearest Renee. You are very dear to me, and I am so grateful that I found you through your amazing blog.

xoxoxox
Angela

Daria said...

Congratulations Renee! How wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Renee and Wahid on the birth of your grandson Domenic. How special.Born on Auntie Jacquie's Birthday. Blessings to you all. Barb

Renee said...

Nadalene sleeping with an angel is divine.

Beautiful.

Love Mom xoxoxo

Sarah said...

Whoo hoo..your a wienner!!! I'm sooo happy!! I was so thrilled when your name popped out!! Whoo hoo!!
Out tie dying today - having fun and now have purple fingers!!
Luv ya, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and Ange! I am so happy for you. My heart is filled with joy! xo
Tracie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations to mother and grandmother and blessings to Domenic.

Tammy said...

AWWW, Congrats Grandma..
Grandbabies, I can not wait, but I think I have a few more years..
My Daughter is working on her Nursing Degree, so family is on the back burner, besides she is still 19, so she has lots of time..
God Bless!!
Many Hugs
Tammy

Daria said...

Hi Renee,

Yes please send me some more sleeves ... I will be good for a very long time as I keep reusing them.

Thank you so much for thinking of me. I really appreciate it.

Daria

Baino said...

Aww big fat congratulations. Although I dread being a granny! I'm sure their little bundle of joy delights you all. I never thought I could love two children after having my first but you can, you can love many and all the same and for different reasons. Happy day Renee! (She's lucky she has 'little' babies!)

Tammy said...

Renee,
I LOVE you and your amazing spirit for others..
God Bless, and Thank You it means alot to me..
Many Hugs, and Prayers..
Tammy

Eddie Bluelights said...

Many congratulations to the whole family - let's hope he inherits your kind ways and warm heart ~ Eddie

Anonymous said...

Congrats Renee! Wow, a beautiful grandson! I love the name Domenic!
So happy for you all! A gift from heaven!

Shirley

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations dear Renee, on your new Grandson ~ how wonderful for your Family. Love the name Domenic.
Always wonderful to hear of a new baby and love and blessings to you all.

Hugs
Carolyn

sara said...

oh dear thank you for the lovely comment again!i think you have quite a bit of magic in your soul aswell!i just realized we are both from winnipeg!it's a small world isn't it?

Chrisy said...

Congrats dear girl...yes I too know the magic of grandchildren...two girls and another on the way....we're so fortunate...I remember the music that was on their mother's cd player when I first held each of them and get misty eyed whenever I hear those songs...

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Congratulations!!! And what a beautiful picture you picked to accompany the post.

Kate said...

Congrats on the new grandson. How wonderful is that.

kate

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful Renee!!! congratulations to you and the whole family....you are so special and I know he will be so happy to spend time with his wonderful Grandmother!!! oh happy Birthday Domenic!!!!

Hugsssssssssssss and thanks for sharing your joy with us....

Diana

Ces said...

3 day old Domenic, let's see...how many times has he been kissed? Don't you just love the smell of a newborn baby? Oh I kissed my baies all over when they were newborns even their little buttocks!

lawatha said...

Welcome to sweet little Domenic, and Congratulations to the rest of the family on this newest addition!

I have serious grandchild envy... I would love to be a Grandma! I'm so glad you've been blessed with yet another grandchild Renee- one more little bundle to love and adore.

Sue said...

Renee, I am so thrilled for you! I loved the joy that flew from your writing of your new little grandson, Domenic (love the name!).

Warmest Congratulations to
you and your daughter and the rest of the family!

Hugs all around!

glorv1 said...

Congratulations to you and yours. So happy for you. I wish you well and much happiness playing with the little one.:) Take care and be well.

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, Renee! Congratulations on the birth of your Grandson! May the Lord bless him and his family immensely!

And girl, I know exactly how you feel right about now. Proud as a peacock and happy as can be!

kathy hare said...

Congratulations Renee, to you and all of your family! and welcome to the world little Domenic! by the time I finished reading your post I had tears in my eyes... enjoy this special time my friend, I will be thinking of you.. :)

lots of love
Kath
xoxoxo

Woman in a Window said...

Your love is gorgeous. Gorgeous. You are so very lucky.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Oh sweet Renee! Yea!!! We both have grandsons this summer. I never knew a love like this. You could have said it before...but I would not have known. Now I share it with you!
congratulations!
XO

ruthie said...

renee that was such a beautiful from the heart post, very moving. congratulations to you all on your treasure! ps i do indeed have a 25yr old and a 26yr old ( iwas 20 when i first became a mom) and a 14yr old. children are so very precious, mine have kept me young ( and kept me going through the rough times too) sending big hugs of happiness x x x x

Jeannine said...

Congratulations!!

Domenic is a blessed little boy to be born into such a loving and wonderful family. I am so happy for all of you. I just know that Josephine is going to be the best big sister ever. I can't wait to meet him.

Love You Always
Jeannine
XOXOXO

Lori ann said...

dear renee,

blessblessbless!!!

enjoy your precious new granddoodle!!

lots of love,
lori

Noreen said...

Congratulations, proud grandma Renee!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Renee love. Did you walk on air. I did when I seen my grandchildren born. there is absolutely heaven moving then the birth of a grandchild. Congrats to the mommy, daddy and big sister. yeah!!!!
Love
DPG

kendalee said...

Congratulations!!!! MUCH joy to you all!

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Oh Congrats Dear Renee! What a wonderful, precious time! I love your grandson's name. It's the perfect name for someone who will one day do something wonderful...

Congrats to you and to your family!

Love & Hugs,

Jamie

Arija said...

Renee dear, you cannot imagine how pleased I am for you. My heart swells with your joy. The very best time of our life is that when we are grandparents. We have no responsibility for their upbringing yet every right to spoil them rotten and absolutely love them to bits. We can play with them and cuddle and coddle them and tell them stories 'till their eyes grow into soup plates, and best of all, we can love them as you say, unto eternity.

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!! Grandchildren are so precious, aren't they? We are truly blessed....

Julie-ann said...

Renee, this is beautiful! The way you think, the way you share your heart with words. I can see why you have so many loving comments here!
I have never known anyone who sees life like you do and shares it so deeply.
Have a great weekend and thank you so much for watching my angels. An angel watching other angels.
I am having a prize draw give away!
Have a great weekend Renee!