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A Very Good Friday with updates!

I wasn’t even thinking yesterday about Friday Fave- but wasn’t it nice of my wee little grandgirlie to arrive in time to star in my weekly FFF??? It’s by far the best Friday Fave I’ve ever participated in! 🙂

A few more details for those of you who popped in yesterday and saw the pictures!

Our daughter-in-law, Kathleen, gave me a call Thursday morning telling me that her water had broken early that morning. The doctor let her go home to pack a bag but then she had to return immediately to the hospital. Baby was on the way!

I was really in shock. Becoming a first-time Nannie is thrilling enough but one month early?? And on Easter weekend in a minister’s household?? I think this little girlie knows how to get the attention already 🙂

The situation was even more complicated. Our son John was in Vancouver recording the latest album for his band, Paper Lions. The whole band was due to arrive home on Easter Sunday – in plenty of time ( we all thought!) for a first baby’s due date – May 2nd.

I spent the day bustling around the house in constant prayer – that John would catch a flight on one of the busiest flying weekends of the year, that he would arrive in time for the birth, that Kathleen wouldn’t have to be induced and, most of all, that baby would arrive safe and sound. 

John’s facebook status tells the story:

Woke up yesterday at 5:30am in Vancouver to Kathleen telling me her water had broken. (4 weeks early) I got on the first flight home to Charlottetown and 24 hours later, we are now parents to a beautiful baby girl!

Kathleen wrote:

She is full of surprises but we are so thrilled to have our new baby girl here safe and sound! Will post her name and pictures later (when we have one!) 🙂

All my prayers answered! Kathleen had a “textbook delivery” in the words of her nurse. Our darling little granddaughter is healthy and nursing like a little trooper. Both Mommy and Daddy are very tired but I seem to remember that as the normal state of affairs!

First-time Auntie Sarah is so thrilled. Here’s her facebook status:

My niece is the most beautiful little baby I’ve ever seen. I am so proud of her already and all she does is sleep. Couldn’t be happier!!

So here is my Friday Fave ~ with a few new pictures for those of you who are reading for the second time!

1. So very thankful for the safe arrival of our beautiful little granddaughter on Easter weekend.

2. Absolutely thrilled to have a little girlie – even with my own sweet girl, I just haven’t had my fill of dresses and dollies – I love all things feminine!

pretty in pink!3. So very proud of my son and his beautiful wife. They love the Lord with all their hearts and I know this little girl is so blessed to have them for parents.


Happy little family!

4. So very happy for my beloved – he’s been longing for a grandbaby for quite a while – even going so far as to offer $5000 for the first (there was a deadline on that and they all missed it . . . phew!)

5. And so happy for my girl. She is going to be one awesome auntie – she’s been a baby addict from the start!

6. And I have to add one more Friday Favourite for me. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel. It’s truly indescribable. Such a wonder and deep joy to hold my own boy’s, little girl in my arms. And to know that she is truly a part of me. 


Definitely an over the moon Nannie! or Nanny? What do you think?

I’m so glad I have a wonderful group of bloggers who are ahead of me in this Grammie Game ~ Lovella, Anneliese, BethNiki, Carolyn, PamelaMarg, Bev, Judy, Jody, Willow, Deb ~ did I leave any out??? So many wonderful, godly grandmothers! I’m watching and learning and so very thankful for you all!

And one more fun thought – I beat Jill in the grammie race!!! Haha – just kidding Jill 🙂 Praying for your little grandboy’s safe arrival soon!

A very blessed Easter to each of you!

with love, 

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25 thoughts on “A Very Good Friday with updates!

  1. Congratulations Kathy and Roger….and Sarah!!!! Such sweet, sweet pictures!! I'm so sorry that I've been AWOL during this month of your special welcome for your first grandchild. I know you are so very excited!!! And oh so blessed!! I am so happy for you!!! You will be such an excellent Nanny reading her all your favorite storybooks! Congratulations again!

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  2. Jewels says:

    Dear {Kathie}, happy and loving congratulations to you and yours, sweet friend! Such an adorably-beautiful little girlie. What a precious, and beautiful family. Sharing in your delight and joy, from here. Love to you, you {lovely Nannie}, from this likewise-so-thankful-to-be-so Grammy. xo

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  3. Congratulations!! What wonderful news – she is beautiful and safe arrivals are always a reason to give thanks. You are going to love being a grandmother – and it just keeps getting better as they grow! Our granddaughters are 5 1/2 now and absolutely delightful to be around. Of course the grandsons keep us very busy with more fun and games. We will welcome grandbabies #7 and #8 later this spring – how in the world has it happened that in less than 6 years we will have 8 little ones to love??!! God is so good!

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  4. I feel so honoured to be mentioned in the grammie roll call. Whether you are Nanny or Nannie…one thing is sure.. …you will be hugged…lots.They all call me something a bit different. The two oldest have grammie down pat…and then there is nammie and ammie. She is precious. Thank you for sharing the story. I love how God is in the details. I also really loved that your beloved has his dream come true and it will still cost him dearly but he won't mind it one bit.

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  5. What a beautiful start to my Monday morning. Congratulations to your whole family…and yes, the posting only gets better as we dig out our memories and start all over again. What a wonderful Easter Celebration. Your family looks so beautiful.Blessings to all of you.

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  6. Hey Kathie! Very congratulations.You know what you have captured the beautiful memories in these images, which will remain for ever memorable. I like this post a lot. Thanks for sharing with us this moment.

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  7. Oh Kathie, what a wonderful post – I have tears in my eyes! I am delighted for you and your family – love the photos of the glowing, happy faces. Mom and dad and baby are so beautiful. What a wonderful gift for you all.And thank you so much for making me laugh out loud re: Roger's $5000 reward. He WAS just joking, right? 🙂

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  8. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie, Congratulations on the safe arrival of your first grandbaby-she is so adorable!!! I know you will all enjoy her so much. She has certainly made your Easter extra special.Blessings,Carolyn

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  9. Well, I was ready to post on your 'Good Friday' post and then it morphed into a Five Faves! Such a fortuitous coincidence — many good things to pin on this special date. Your newest grandbaby looks adorable and rightfully adored. Congratulations!

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  10. Epic story! Such a scamble to get John home in time. That was a miracle! In regards to our "race"…as the saying goes…ladies first! Luke is just being polite!

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  11. Me, too, me, too!! (I'm a grandmom to one little boy so far. And there's a bounty in our house for the first granddaughter, since I have FOUR sons!) All that pink on that sweet baby. I just LOVE it. She is truly beautiful.Enjoy, enjoy!!

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  12. There is NOTHING more delightful than grandparent-hood…and you will be a wonderful gramma (or whatever special name you are given)The best Friday Fave Five ever 🙂

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  13. Thrilling and an over the moon experience indeed!God was so gracious to allow your son the flight home from Vancouver in time to be with his wife and that together they could witness this wonderful miracle of life! Truly God is so good!Gorgeous photos! Love the rosebud lips, the pretty round face and the little pink toque…such a darling little girl!So happy for all of you! Also glad Kathie that you returned from a wonderful trip…just in time!Easter Blessings!JoanneP.S. Be sure to update us on a name:-)

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  14. Babykins is ever so precious. I'd love to hear your version of the birth story…where you were…did you know she was arriving sooner rather than later…all those details us grammies just love.This is a Good Friday you will never forget. I love that Grandpa is still in his Good Friday best to meet his darling Babykins!She's beautiful…look at those pink lips and chubby cheeks…so sweet!

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  15. Congratulations, again, dear Kathie!!!! Praise God for a healthy little girl. I know you are absolutely thrilled. Enjoy every minute with that sweet little babykins. Looking forward to hearing what her name is!

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