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What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

Grandbaby Love

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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.~ James 1:17


I'm going to be a grandma!

To say I'm excited doesn't even begin to express my feelings.  For once, I hardly know what to say.  Would somebody just pinch me?  I know I must be dreaming. 

Yesterday, Abby and Jonathan excitedly phoned all the family and told us their news, first Tom at work, then by turns the St. Clairs and me on Skype.  Hoops and hollers, high-fives, and a house filled with laughter.  Our first grand-baby on the way!  The first of many, I pray.

It is probably a very good thing that I learned this little fact during the summer.  Now I can plan a quilt and some adorable baby togs without the school work suffering.  I'm afraid if it had been any other season, I'd be so thoroughly distracted by the news, absolutely nothing else would get done around here.

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Honestly, upon waking this morning, my first inclination was to hurry to the sewing room, pull out all my books, pile through my stash, and hunt out the perfect pattern and fabric to begin a baby quilt.  Then on second thought, I decided that I want to really savor the planning of this quilt.  I have nine months, so what's the rush?  This one will be pieced with love, probably hand appliqu├ęd and hand quilted.



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While baking bread and puttering about the house today, I day-dreamed about this new little person.  Is it a boy or a girl?  Will he have blue eyes like his daddy, or will she have two different-colored eyes like her mama?  Will this child sing like an angel, inheriting a beautiful gift via her paternal genes?  Will he be full of life, always on the go, ever smiling, just like his mother?  I'm dizzy with questions.  I can not wait to meet this little blessing!

My head and my heart are awhirl with pinks and greens and blues and yellows.  With baby softness,  baby fabrics, baby sweetness.  With hopes and dreams and prayers and questions.  With teeny, tiny toes and gummy little grins.

Pure Heaven. 

Pure Joy.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessing of life!

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Love,

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you excited or what?????!!!!! I've got my crochet hook and yarn at the ready, too, but am waiting to find out what "We" are expecting. Maybe it will be twins like their Uncle Christopher and Aunt Charity! Wouldn't that be a double Blessing?
Love, G~Mama

Anonymous said...

Laura,

That's so beautiful!!!!! I'm so very happy for you. I love your heart, and I love your way with words...oh, how sweet!!!!!!

Love,
Shanda

Hon's Daddy said...

Congratulations!!! I can tell you're excited!!!

JoyinChina said...

What a wonderful blessing from the Lord- Congratulations!!! I know you're going to be a wonderful grandma, and that precious grandbaby is going to have some beautifully handmade things. Baby blankets are so much fun to make! I can pray for the baby while I crochet, and then they can be wrapped in love and prayers. Enjoy every moment!

Abby St Clair said...

He has blue eyes like his daddy. Always on the go like his mommy. Jury is still out about the singing vocals, but so far, he has a set of pipes, no doubt. Long baby toes and toofy smiles now but those gummy grins will be cherished memories of mine for life! So happy Lollee loves Kyle! PS. He sleeps with his quilt nearly every night!