Friday, September 26, 2014

The Tradition Continues ~ It's a Girl!


Well, I have news. In keeping with tradition on my side of the family, we learned this week that my daughter and son-in-law are having a girl! 

While I would have absolutely adored a boy, I must confess I was secretly hoping for a girl. I mean, why else would I have saved a pile of my daughter's stuff for 28 years? I'm talking clothes, shoes, toys, baby dolls, you name it and it's probably in a tub in the attic somewhere. It has to be destiny, my friend and I'm simply over the moon about it.

I'm seriously in love with her already, and we haven't even met. But doesn't she look adorable in her latest photo? 



And look how much she's grown since July!



As I watched the DVD they brought back from the doctor's visit, this powerful passage in Psalm 139 came to mind. There she was, my precious unborn grandchild (now about the size of a sweet potato) moving around and stretching her tiny limbs, growing and changing with each passing day. What a miracle, the miracle of life, graciously granted by God.

Until next time, dear friends, may your weekend be one of soft landings and sweet faces.

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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    So happy for you!
    Hair ribbons and bows... Hooray!!!

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  2. We have 3 sons - one married NO grandchildren. Congratulations on your little one coming on. Maybe one day I will be able to say the same.

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  3. I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful grandma you'll be!!!

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  4. Excitement abounds! I'm SO very thrilled for you ALL!

    Hugs and happy weekend,
    Kelley~

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  5. I can feel the excitement with each word you wrote!
    These are some really precious times with plenty more to come.

    "It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother — that’s why the world calls her grandmother."
    ~Author Unknown

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  6. SO excited for you, your hubby, and the happy parents-to-be. What a wonderful gift from God!!

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  7. How very wonderful! Such an exciting time for your family!

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  8. How wonderful and congratulations...she is GORGEOUS! I can imagine that you and your hubby are about to pop open with excitement! God bless you all as you prepare for this blessed event.

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  9. Congratulations! We are expecting a grand daughter in January as well. I can't wait although I haven't bought her one single thing yet.

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  10. I am beyond excited to meet my little grand niece!! There isn't anything more wonderful than newborn baby, and being a grandmother. Can't wait to share your joy.

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  11. I am so very happy for you. It will melt your heart the first time she calls you Grandma Dayle.

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  12. Congratualtions!!!! So excited for everyone! :-)
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Stephanie

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  13. So many congrats to you, and your family. Isn't technology wonderful....to see her before you get to meet her in person, amazing.

    Jen

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  14. What a precious blessing! There's just nothing like a grandchild. I'm so happy for all of you!

    xo
    Pat

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  15. Congratulations, Dayle and Stan!!! I, too, was hoping for a little girl! 'Can't wait to hear what 'sweet' nickname you bestow. Trying out all "P" confectionary names in my head - LOL!

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  16. Oh Dayle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A sweet little girl is coming into your life! Ohhhhh, she will be sooooo loved. And beautiful, like her Mommy and Grammie! I am SOOOO happy for all. Oh, that was a wonderful post. Susan

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  17. Congratulations, Dayle! I couldn't even imagine you with a little boy, though I know it would be possible, but still. A GIRL!!!! So happy for you. I saved all my things from Rebekah, too. ;)

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  18. Oh Dayle, what a blessing!!! Congratulations on the coming grandchild! I have three grandchildren and they are all girls. Maybe we have a tradition too? What fun you'll have going through all your old things and remembering your time as a new mom. Oh it's going to be great! Thank you for sharing with us :)
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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  19. Congratulations on this wonderful news! You must be tickled pink!!

    And those verses from Psalm 139 are perfect. The miracle of birth - we must never forget the wonder of it all.

    GOD BLESS!

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  20. A Girl!!!!! I nearly burst when I opened my blog just now and looked down my blogroll. I saw this title and had to run right over.

    OK... I would have praised God for a grandson just as much as a granddaughter, but I have to tell you that I was secretly hoping for a little girl too. I love how much fun you have with your Sugar Plum and Pie, and I wanted you to have one to match.

    (Poor Stan will just have to wait a little longer, but I just know that SOMEONE is going to bring a new generation of baseball players into his life. Fortunately, I can tell just from what you have written over the years that he is happy as a clam with thoughts of his new granddaughter. )

    God has blessed your family so much in recent years. I'm so very happy for you, Dayle.

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  21. Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and words. I'm happy to have you share life's special moments with me.

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  22. I missed this post before, Dayle, Congratulations! You are so blessed and you will LOVE having a sweet little granddaughter. There is nothing sweeter in the world--nothing can quite compare to having a newborn grandchild in your arms. Blessings- xo Diana

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  23. Oh goodness, how on earth did I miss this post?!! Congratulations! A girl! I am soo happy for you! Your life has changed for ever more again, and sooo many wonderful things lie ahead. May the Lord bless her with His richest and best blessings! HUGS!

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  24. I am giggling with delight for you and your family! :)

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