Saturday, September 26, 2009

Martina McBride - In My Daughter's Eyes (LIVE)

To my daughter, TP, who just gave birth to her daughter, KM, on Tuesday. You know know the depth of a mother's love - I can see it in your eyes, your touch, your gentleness with your little one. I love you so very much, babe - and I love the little miracle to whom you just gave birth.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Tiny Arrival

On the first evening of autumn, God blessed the world with a tiny new arrival, who weighs a mere 3 pounds and 14 ounces, and who is 17 and 1/4 inches long. She is a beautiful baby girl who looks just like her mommy did at birth, only about half the size! She is a precious child of God, this little granddaughter of mine. I am so proud of TP. Nothing is better than seeing your own child have a child of her own - and watch how the maternal instinct kicks in immediately, and how the love just flows into the mommy's heart and soul eyes. TP was high-risk due to pre-eclempsia plus her lupus, and the doctors were amazed that she carried little KM for as long as she did without complications before this. They are pleased with KM's development, but will keep her in the NICU for a couple of weeks just to let her grow a little more.

Just as her mom usherd entered into the world on the very first day of spring, KM welcomed fall on the very first day of autumn 21 and a half years later.

So, welcome to the world, little one. Let's see what gifts God has given you which will help you make this a better world to live in, and may you always remain safe in God's graces. Thank you, dear Lord, for the miracle of KM and TP. I am a Nana!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

TP is in the hospital

TP is in the hospital - it's either preeclempsia or a lupus flare - so they are monitoring her very closely. It looks as though they will deliver little KM sometime soon. TP is a little over 34 weeks pregnant and KM is only 4 pounds and 2 ounces. So, please say a few prayers that all goes well. Thank you!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my husband of 34 years! I've been blessed with the best husband, and I pray that we are able to share another 34 years together (at least). He's been a wonderful husband and a great dad to our two daughters. He's my best friend, my rock, and we've stuck it out through the best and the worst of times.

I had a wonderful time in Michigan this past week. It was so good to see my in-laws and some relatives and friends. I had breakfast with two of my best friends in high school - one of whom I hadn't seen in 15 years - and we picked up right where we left off. One evening, I was alone on the beach for two hours, writing and watching the sun go down. So peaceful, relaxing, and such a soothing balm for my heart and soul. I left there feeling at peace, content, and ready to face this new chapter of my life.

DQ starts college next week - she is SO ready to go! She is growing stronger and more confident every day, and I know she'll do great in all of her classes. She still needs to pass her maneuverability test for driving - and hopefully, that happens this week or we could be in transportation trouble with her starting school on the 23rd! TP is now seven and a half months along - and she is into the "nesting" phase of her pregnancy, getting her little "apartment" all ready for the arrival of KM (the baby). Please pray for the safe delivery of a healthy baby, and for TP's health as well. And, I've been reading so much negative news about this swine flu vaccine, that I'm not at all certain TP should even have it. She always has such negative reactions to the flu and pneumonia vaccines, and I'm afraid that might be the case with this one as well.

Fall housecleaning has begun - so much to do before the baby arrives. Work is going well - lots of new clients, my two new contractors are working out very well, and the computer program to do the billing should be up and running soon. TP is helping out with the administrative stuff, so that is a big help.

I'm looking forward to autumn - it's my favorite time of year. There is much for which to be grateful this year. Thank you, dear Lord, for your many blessings.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001

In memory of the lives lost. We shall never forget.