It was a momentous occasion. My in-laws, Melvin and Sylvia Smith, visited Prince Edward Island to see their first great grandchild, Sylvie. They left Newfoundland the day before, travelled on a Gulf of St. Lawrence ferry to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and drove to this island, via another ferry. It was a long, tiring journey for the couple, both in their late seventies.
They arrived at our home and Claire, our daughter, brought Sylvie. Claire was so happy to introduce her grandparents to their new family member.
The joy was palpable as they greeted Sylvie.
Each of them had time with Sylvie.
Melvin talked to her.
Sylvia fed Sylvie at lunch time.
Soon it was nap time.
It was an exciting day!