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Brianna Lynn – New Granddaughter

Our second granddaughter, Brianna Lynn, was born late afternoon on Thursday, February 17…on what would have been her paternal great-grandfather’s 90th birthday.

Brianna weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. What a beautiful, sweet little girl she is! We’re so thankful that she and her mother are both well and healthy. We’ve many blessings to be counting….


Aliah says “Grandma”

Well, it finally happened yesterday–quite unexpectedly.  Aliah came to me, wanting to be picked up…and said “Grandma”.  What a huge moment! The day before, she said “Grandpa”.  All in all, it was a visit of note.

Aliah was enthralled with John’s cat, which she calls “Me oo”.  I love the way she separates those syllables so distinctly.  Unfortunately, “Me oo” was not as enthalled with Aliah, although she stayed close enough for Aliah to see her.  I’ve never heard Aliah “talk” so much all at once before.  Apparently there were a number of things she wanted the cat to know.

P.S. I got an A on my final project and course–but that was almost anticlimactic after “Grandma”.

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Aliah Turns 1!

I can hardly believe our granddaughter is one year old! The year has just flown by–filled with one delightful change after another. What a marvel this child is! I call her Little Miracle…and that’s what she is.

She’s not quite walking on her own, although she can walk just fine behind her walker or pushing a toy stroller–but she can walk partway up a slide from the bottom by herself, as she demonstrated yesterday!

I look forward to witnessing her continued progress throughout this next year. How she has enriched our lives!

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“Sunday with Baby Aliah” (new song)

I wrote this after Aliah spent the weekend with us when she was 2 months old. (Yes, she brought her mother with her.)  Spending time with her made me feel so peaceful and happy. After they left, I sat down at the piano and starting playing. “Sunday with Baby Aliah” was the result.

I hope to orchestrate this someday.  In the meantime, here’s the piano version.

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Grandma Ponderings

It’s amazing how one little person can change the lives of the adults around her!

I’ve been so blessed to be able to spend time with my daughter and her new baby. What chaos that little scrap of humanity can cause…and how dearly she’s loved! Tenderness and love overflow my heart every time I think of her, see her, hold her.  I adore being her grandmother!

Now…if she could just let her mother get some sleep….

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New Family Member

Our new granddaughter, Aliah Marie, was born Saturday, July 11 (8 lbs. 3 oz., 21 1/2″ long).  Mom and baby are both doing well.

I’m so thankful for the marvelous blessing of this beautiful little girl.  What a miracle she is!

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Ultrasound Changes My View of the World

Last week my daughter sent me an electronic photo of her prenatal ultrasound.

I cannot begin to describe how I felt when I got my first glimpse of my grandbaby-in-the-making. Not quite 3 1/2″ from the top of his* head to the bottom of his rump, he still managed to tilt my world on its axis. (*sex unknown)

I’ve known about my daughter’s pregnancy for quite awhile, of course. But there was something about “seeing” that tiny little baby that really grabbed my heart. He suddenly seems so real! His hands and feet are about 1/2″ long now. Consider how tiny that makes his fingers and toes…and the bones inside them…and the nails on the tips of them!

I can’t help but think of Psalm 139 (New Living Translation):

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

Lately I’m thinking God’s greatest miracles are His smallest.

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