Hello, sweet friends, today I would
like to share the most wonderful blessings
in life - Grandchildren.
For many years I have dreamed of one day
completing our family with grandchildren.
I have saved children's books, crochet patterns,
ideas for craft projects, and imaginings
for that magical time when our family
of 6 would one day become more.
Last spring we were blessed with our
first grandson. My son Gabe, and lovely wife Erica
were so happy to introduce this sweet little one
to our family.
Now our little Ethan is already walking!
Grandpa - Ramblin' Man and I were so thrilled
to spend the day baby-sitting on Saturday
and see him in action.
Here he is with the quilt I made out of Grandpa's shirts.
And with the book from Grandpa :)
Our little guy loves to 'read'!
He's happy, healthy and loves to learn.
He can say, 'Mama, Dada, Moo-Moo, Meow',
and Grandpa taught him 'Icky'.
Leave it to Grandpa......he's like a kid again
when he's with this little sweetheart.
He's brought so much love and happiness
into our lives.
And just when we thought life couldn't get
any better, my daughter, Heather shares
more wonderful news.....
She had invited me over for brunch one
beautiful spring day.
Distracted by the delicious offerings,
And Jimmy, the Labra-doodle Pup......
I didn't notice the centerpiece!
Or the sonogram!
I was momentarily confused.....
Until I looked at her beaming face.
It really was a miracle.
You see, Heather and Eric had been
dreaming of being parents for many long years.
Anyone who has suffered through the
trials and tribulations of infertility
knows the heart-ache and loss that goes
along with it.
After exhausting all options, they had come to terms
with the fact that they might never be parents,
and had adopted Jimmy, the dog.
Our hearts broke for them, but
we encouraged them to keep the faith.
Not more than 6 mos. later, they got the
Then on Mother's Day at Gabe and Erica's,
they had the gender reveal
with bubblegum of pink and blue.
The blue bubble was not popped......
Our new little guy is due in early November.
She's getting excellent care,
as she is high-risk due to underlying health problems
of her own, but so far all tests have come back
positive for a healthy mother and baby.
We feel so very blessed.
I'm so happy to share this wonderful news
with you, my dear friends!
Life is good.