>SuSu is a Grandmother!

>Nearly 24 hours after being induced, See Vang Cushman gave birth to our first grandchild, in Denver Colorado, on Tuesday night. Please join us in welcoming GRACE MALIA CUSHMAN to our family!

After two failed epidurals, antibiotics for fever, and long hours of waiting, we are so thankful for the safe birth of our beautiful granddaughter.

Here are the stats:

4:48 p.m. (Mountain Time) on July 14, 2009
6 pounds, 2 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long!

We’re so proud of See!

Back in Memphis, “Pops” and “SuSu” celebrate with a champagne toast.

SuSu and Aunt Beth share their joy and relief after a long day of waiting.

About 10 minutes before Jason called to say Grace had been born, I opened a note from See that came in today’s mail, and inside was this beautiful photograph they had taken when she was 38 weeks pregnant. What a treasure for them and us.

As I waited for Jason’s phone calls with updates all day, I remembered back 28 years ago, when we were waiting to hear that Jason was arriving from Korea. He was 2 years and 9 months old when he arrived at the Memphis airport. The second of our three wonderful adopted children, and our first from a culture so foreign to us. I can never make up for the loss he suffered when he was parted from his birth mother. I can only pray that God grant him great joy in sharing his own daughter’s life, as he has brought me such great joy as my son.

Jason, See and Grace, May God Grant you MANY YEARS! I love you so much, and I can’t wait to see you next week! (I’ll be visiting from July 21-27.)

SuSu

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