Hello – this is Sima…

By: Sima Auerbach

I usually write this short column about something related to Federation, the Campaign, our future as a community etc. etc. etc., but on January 29, a little after three in the afternoon, a beautiful granddaughter was put into my arms and all thoughts of the Federation flew out of my mind.
The tears, the joys, our emotions going haywire – Neil and I stared at this beautiful baby with tears in our eyes and smiles on our faces. This is our eighth grandchild, but it feels just like the first. And, needless to say, she is beautiful and of course smart.
And although this precious baby was born at a strange time in our country’s history, when I look at her, hold her, sing the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and let my fingers walk up her chest, I think at that moment, it is a wonderful world full of miracles and you never know what will happen.
To all of you reading my ramblings – say welcome to Edythe Jean Auerbach named after Neil’s mother, Edith, and her grandmother on her mom’s (Nicky) side. Neil’s mom was a wonderful, sweet, caring woman who only saw the good in this world: may our Edythe be blessed with her warmth and loving nature.