April 20, 2008

JOY BEYOND MEASURE!!


For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that my son and daughter-in-love got married last September. Y'all were with me every step of the way on that journey and now a new journey is about to begin!

Ashley and Gerry came over Saturday night to celebrate Gerry's birthday with us. Instead of having a birthday celebration we ended up having another celebration instead! Just before Gerry was to open up his gifts he told me that Ashley had written a poem and she wanted me to read it out loud. I thought it must be for Gerry's birthday so I took the poem and started reading it to everybody. This is what it said....


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Well, by the time I was at the end of the second line it hit me ~ I am going to be a grandmother!!!! I almost fell out of my chair with excitement and couldn't get to them fast enough to give hugs and kisses!!!! I feel so incredibly blessed, first because God gave us such an amazing daughter-in-love, and now a precious baby will be added to our family! I told Mr. P today that I felt such joy that I thought my heart was going to burst :o)


Ashley even made these darling shirts for the three of us to wear!


So now the poem has a most prominent place in our home. It will serve as a very special reminder of the precious little blessing that will soon join our family! I hope y'all can join me on this most wonderful journey, too :o)


With great joy and much love,
Susan P.

(graphics courtesy of Tias)

22 comments:

Lura said...

Crying tears of joy for you! What a roller coaster your life has been these past few weeks. God is good!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Oh, Susan!! Such happy news indeed! I'm so excited for you I can almost bust! Being a grandma is just the best!!!!

Candy :) said...

congrats!!!
:)
love candy

G.L.H. said...

Many, many congratulations! Being a grandma is the best, best, best!

--Barbara

thehomespunheart said...

Yeah! Congratulations to all of you!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Congratulations my friend! What a wonderful way to start my morning by reading this.

I still remember how thrilled I was when I found out Elizabeth was on the way. Although I have to admit, I always let it sink in...

I a.m. g.o.i.n.g. t.o. b.e. a. G.R.A.N.D.M.O.T.H.E.R? Where did the time go. How did I get old enough to be a grandmother.

Hehehe, then... of course, the hugely wonderful emotions took over. They are precious.

Mrs. C said...

What a wonderful post for me to read to start the day! :)

The coming months will be so exciting for you; I know you're going to be one of the best grandmas EVER! :)

Deb said...

Susan ~ Congratulations!! My son and his wife are moving to Michigan in one month...so any future babies will have to be enjoyed and gotten to know long distance. :( I'm glad yours are closeby for you to love on!

Michelle said...

Oh Susan, HOW WONDERFUL!!!! My congratulations to you & your gang...what an exciting time!

Pam said...

Oh I'm so very happy for you!!!
What a joyful time.
Congratulations!!!
Hugs,
Pam

Dorothy said...

There is nothing to compare to holding a new baby. I'm so happy for you. I have 3 grandchildren! Wait till you can hear the baby's heartbeat. You can't believe how awesome that is (if she will let you go with her to an appointment)!

picketfencemom said...

Oh Susan! I absolutely have chills up my arm! What a sweet way to 'break' the wonderful and joyful news! Congratulations to you and your dear family! You'll make a wonderful
Grammy!
What a blessing!
Love and Hugs,
Amy O.

LBP said...

What great news! I love the poem, what a fun way of letting y'all know!

Blessings

Linda

Adrienne said...

Susan - I'm thrilled for you and your family! The joys of being a grandmother are beyond words. These precious little people come into our lives and we can't ever imagine what it was like without them. Congratulations! ~Adrienne~

Storybook Woods said...

Oh congratulations Susan, how wonderful. You will be the best grandma Love Clarice

Jackie said...

Such joyous news. Congratulations on beginning this new journey.

Mrs. U said...

Oh Susan!!!!!! I am SOOOO very happy for your family!!!! What a blessing!!! I will definitely be praying for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery come December!!!

Rejoicing with you!!

His,
Mrs. U

Meredith said...

I burst into tears just reading the poem!

I'm so happy for you.

Jodi said...

Susan ~ I wished you many congratulations and much happiness; I even Woohooed! But that blogger circle just kept spinning and spinning and spinning. Finally it gulped, but nothing ever showed up! So again I wish you the very deepest congratulations on this wonderful news! I am so thrilled for you, Mr. P and Miss Bonnie ... not to mention the parents-to-be! Great big hugs!!

Pam said...

Oh, Congratulations!!! Wishing the whole family all the best - babies are such sweet bundles!!

SK and Family said...

Wow, that made me cry! What a sweet way to announce to the grandparents!!
Congratulations!
:)Kat

Lallee said...

Oh, I'm all vaclempt now! Congratulations!

Hugs,
Lallee