Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome Sebastian

I’m sorry it’s been such a long time since I wrote, but Brian and I have taken time out to get used to being grandparents! Neither of us could quite believe how wonderful it would be. So many people have told us that having grandchildren would change our lives (for the better, of course!) and add an amazing dimension to the concept of family. Sherri and Kevin - Sarah’s parents, certainly told us how great it would be. Well - they were SO right! 

We live with magic as a part of our lives on a day to day basis. We look for the magic in everyday occurrences and magical thinking is something we just do (without thinking about it - if you know what I mean!) but - when Sarah and Toby sent us the first picture of Sebastian Cole Froud, we really had no idea of how profoundly it would effect us. The more than thirty years Brian and I have been together just all of a sudden made even more sense and the fact that our family had just expanded by “one” turned our world into the whole universe. 


I am with Toby, Sarah and Sebastian in Portland at the moment. I am loving every minute of it - even the crying. Luckily, being a grandmother means I get to wear earplugs at night! 


I know that there are faeries hovering all around this little boy - curious, delighted and hopefully ready to help and not make too much mischief. I think they are focusing their mischief making on me instead (since it’s hard for them to only play nicely all the time) because my glasses, my watch, my necklace and who knows what else have all gone missing at various times. It certainly can’t be the fact that turning into a grandmother has made me forgetful! No - I blame the faeries. 

So - We welcome you, Sebastian Cole Froud - into this magical, wonderful world. May you thrive and grow and learn that there is magic to be found where ever you are and what ever you do. We can’t wait to experience some of it with you. 

With love, human blessings and faery blessings upon you and your wonderful and loving parents - Sarah and Toby. 

From Brian and Wendy – or Granna and Grandalf!

33 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful post. The last two paragraphs really got me verklempt. Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations!! What a gorgeous baby! Faeries are delightfully welcome I'm sure but no Goblin King!! LOL Enjoy every breathtaking, magically wonderful moment. Sending lots of love and well wishes.

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  3. Congratulations! He's beautiful :)

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  4. Congratulations Wendy & Brian! Michigan warm wishes to the new addition!

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  5. So wonderful. I happen to have right here on my desk (inspiration) an item signed by Wendy, Brian and proud new papa Toby, and to all of you and Sarah and the newly-arrived Sebastian, I offer grand congratulations! Much happiness to all.
    ~Gregory

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  6. How wonderful! Welcome earth side sweet boy! Congratulations to all, I can not wait to be a "Granna" :)

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  7. Congratulations! beautiful baby!!!

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  8. It is hard to believe that the young babe from Labyrinth has now his own young babe. Ah the circle of life! Brightest blessings!!

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  9. Congratulations! I hope you will enjoy reading The Berrylicious Secret to him! I am happy for you and your whole family!

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  10. Oooooooh!!!! Congratulations Family Froud! Is a gorgeous baby! :)

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  11. :SQUEE: This made me tear up... I'm so thrilled for your whole family! Faerie blessings on the littlest new Froud, and on mum, dad, and of course "Granna & Grandalf" (lol, love those nicknames! great idea) Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with the world.

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  12. How adorable! Congratulations to your entire family.

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  13. Congratulations to you magical, talented people. The little baby is precious and beautiful!

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  14. I'm so happy for your family. Being a Grandma is an amazingly magical thing, and I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I have been! (Mine are 2 months and 16 months) Many blessings upon you all.

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  15. Grand just GRAND! LOL Wendy you guys will be the best granz of all :)

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  16. Congratulazioni a tutta la magica famiglia!!

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  17. Congratulations on your beautiful grandson! What a wonderful gift. My first grandchild is expected in three weeks and I am really looking forward. Grandmas are still very special. Enjoy your little one!

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  18. Ah I can't believe your magical babe has a babe of his own. My mother and father also love being grandparents to my son Toby (named for yours after Labyrinth) and his brother Oz. Enjoy babymooning over Sebastian!

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  19. What a charmer! He is going to steal everyone's hearts away!
    Congratulations, Granna and Grandalf, and to Toby and Sarah too!

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  20. CONGRATULAZIONI DA AREZZO, TOSCANA!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FROM AREZZO, TUSCANY!!
    EVA

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  21. Oh the joy of Grandchildren! This Fairy Grandmother knows all about that magic! He is a beautiful pea pod who will bring out so much love in everyone! Enjoy those moments! Thank goodness for skype too!

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  22. What an adorable baby! Glad you are grandparents and loving it.
    Waving from an Autumn day in Australia.

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  23. HUGE congratulations!!, how ironic that Toby settled with a lady called Sarah-like in The Labyrinth!. I can't believe myself that the adorable baby from the film now has a baby boy of his own!!. Would love to send Baby Sebastian something!. Please get intouch. Shameme x

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  24. Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby and I hope the faeries are with him always!

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  25. Congratulations ! And thank you so much for your book, it is true and wise, and so much helpful, LOVE and BLESSINGS !!!!

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