Saturday, July 16, 2011

Catching Up and Some Excitement

Gosh….I have missed being here!! So much as transpired since my computer went to its final resting place….now replaced with one that is more up-to-date and awesome. This 23” touchscreen is awesome! I’m back in the groove. As I told you in my last post, Mama fell and broke her hip…she is doing great now, having made it through a tough surgery and rehab, she is now walking with the aid of a walker…says she’s going to drive herself to an appointment next week…..guess we’ll see! God is good.

Now for the most awesome news of all…a miracle and a true blessing indeed!   My daughter, Holly, is pregnant!!! Yes, yes….I’m going to be a Grammie!!! Finally! We are all so excited!

Long story short…she and her hubby Richard were told they would not be able to conceive on their own, so after a few failed procedures; they caved, gave up and God blessed them! It’s all about His timing…right? Oh yes it is! Holly is right at 18 weeks along and will soon find out if we going to be buying pink or blue!
*insert huge smile and a giggle here*
I almost cannot contain my excitement! Their hopes and dreams were mine and now they are a reality for this family. Our first grandchild from an only child, a 10th great grand for my MIL and a 3rd great for my Mama and Daddy! Life is grand and great and most definitely 
What a wonderful Christmas it will be this year….with a due date of December 27th!
I will be staying busy from now until then….I have a rocker to paint and sew a pad for; I have bedding to sew for the antique cradle Jackie bought; and I have to sew a new high chair cover so that it will match Holly’s breakfast room. Plus I will have to throw in a few several trips to Jacksonville to see my growing daughter! Let the baby shopping begin!!!! *happy dancing*

Switching gears a bit…..I’m still saddened by the loss of my blogging friend, Char. I still cannot believe she is gone from us. She is truly missed and thought of often. Read one of my favorite posts by her, here~ A beautiful write with a beautiful imagination, which will carry you away. *I miss you my friend and fellow photographer*  Life is precious and fleeting, live it well, share it with others, and keep God in the mix…always! Build those memories...because sometimes that is all we are left with.  Quoting a friend of mine…"Took my grandsons fishing today. Caught nothing but memories."  How sweet is that?

I will be keeping you up to date as we stroll through the next 5 months, with our growing I know many of you can relate to this excitement with me. Until next time, which may be after a visit to Florida *heehee*... take care and blessings to you all.


Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

What wonderful news!! So excited I can feel it from reading this!! It is wonderful to have grandchildren I have three little ones and one growing to be born sometime in November!! Pure joy is the best way I can explain it!!

cottageprims said...

Oh such wonderful news! Congrats Grammie Cora! I can only imagine how excited you are.I'm so sure it's going to be one spoiled baby so surrounded by love.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Cindy said...

Praise God...Praise God!! What a beautiful story to tell the little one when they are older.

I know you are excited Grammie Cora.
Lurve the sound of that!!!

Oh girl you are going to have so much fun!!Can't wait to see all the precious pictures you will be showering us with!!

I know that lost feeling in will be a year in October when Bruce and Margie were killed.I still look for her comments..:-(

I am happy your mom is doing so well.

Hugs and squeezes Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Kathleen Grace said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to you and your dear daughter. You have so much fun ahead for you in the coming months and years:>)

Janan said...

Congrats!! Larry had just told me about your GRAND news! I know that you can hardly wait to find out the sex of the child!
So many things to do, so much to prepare! God Bless!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh what wonderful news! So fun to be able to share this journey with you, even from afar. Congratulations!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well congratulations and what an encouraging word for me. My son and daughter-in-law have been married for six years, trying for over a year, and had one miscarriage...they are having problems conceiving and yet we hold fast to the truth God's timing is always right. Congratulations to all...enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I am so happy for them and for you! You will be one crazy grandma..crazy in is the best love of all! :D

Nanalam said...

Cora I am so Happy for you and Holly !!! It is the Best news to hear ! Please keep us posted. Love you, Nanci

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Soul!! I am sooo excited for you! It is going to be so much fun for you to go through this special time with Holly! I have been really enjoying little Hannah, and love watching Sam be a Mom to an infant again. It's such a huge blessing to see it all come full circle!

I'm sorry to hear about Char. I'm going to check out her blog and pray for her family.

Love and hugs to you! Oh and tomorrow is Sam's post delivery baby shower! Can't wait!
More fun!

Julze said...

Congratulations..what wonderful news! I look forward to the big "pink or blue" reveal :-)

Tracy said...

Oh Happy Day!! :-)

This is some pretty exciting stuff!! God is Good!! Life isn't too bad either!! :-)

ENJOY the journey!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Welcome to the club!! Were expecting our 5th grandbaby in Nov., another girl, Ellie Faith! :)

Saloma Furlong said...

Congratulations! How very exciting. This will be one very cherished child, that is for certain.

Many Blessings to you and your growing family!


Brittany said...

Mrs. Cora,
I am sooo very happy for you!!! What a blessing :)

Karen said...

Oh congratulations to you and to them.. wow..the only thing better than being a parent is being a grandparent.. God Bless you.. cant wait to see some of the great pics you are gonna take... God bless you..

The Real Me! said...

Oh what exciting news!!! I'm sure there will be plenty of baby sewing and buying and all sorts of things happening over the next 5 months.
I'm soooo happy for you!

I am sorry for your loss of a blogging friend. Some of them touch our hearts even though we've never met in real life.

I hope you enjoy your day and your birthday this week!!!

Cinner said...

Cora, how exciting, I can't sit still now...over the moon for you. You will be a wonderful Gramma. I am so glad your Mom is doing well, congratulations to holly and richard.
I miss Char too, she was a wonderful and kind friend. hugs to you. Happy Birthday this week too. dancing for joy. yeah.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You will LOVE being a gramma. Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for sharing that this is a miracle baby. God is so very good!

Sares said...

Hi Cora! Great to hear from you! What exciting news you have to share!
So you're going to be a Grammie. Did you have to think long about what you would be called? I remember when my Mom was deliberating before her first grandchild was born. She ended up with Nanette. My Grandmothers were Nana and Grandma. I think it's fun to have a special name for a grandparent! Congrats to the whole family!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I am your newest follower. I just happened upon your blog and love it. The pictures are wonderful, and I enjoy your stories. I am SO, SO, HAPPY for you and your family to hear about the new baby on the way. Yaaay. Time to get sewing and knitting and shopping Grandma!! I have three grandchildren.
I am saddened by your loss of your friend. It is always so sad to lose someone.
Also, I wondered if you have ever heard the song by Trace Adkins, Just Fishin', because I think you might enjoy it! Please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm brand new but have lots of fun things planned to share. I hope to see you there!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

That is a lot of good news!! So Glad your Mom is healing well. And congratulations on the grandbaby news!

Angie Berry said...

You are SO cute!! First of all, congratulations on your new computer, sounds awesome and perfect for blogging! =]

Glad your Mama is doing so well and already wanting to drive. Shall we say... strong willed, hehe.

I'm so excited for you and Holly and well Richard too!!!! I'm looking forward to following the journey. God is so awesome!!

You have much to do girl, you better get busy! I also think you should post about all your projects as you go along. Sounds like lots of fun!

I wondered which blogging friend you lost and if I knew her or not. I didn't follow Char's blog but I know she was always here leaving comments on yours. I always saw her sweet words and encouragement. So very sad. Sorry you lost a friend.

Christina said...

oohhhh this is such great news. congrats my friend!

missing char...yes me too.

god is able.


Gooseberry Patch said...

OH WHAT HAPPY NEWS! Couldn't be more tickled for your family, Cora...can't wait to see all the baby preparations and will be excited to meet him or her in December! All our best...

Anonymous said...

super coolish -- I sense you will be a fun and loving and even silly grandma..Congrats to all..hugs

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...I am so excited for you...and yes, what a great Christmas present