Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's been a "Good News Week"

When I saw this picture my heart smiled!!! It makes me think about the future with our little Brooks. I plan on seeing him sitting at a little table like this at my house A LOT!! I know I said I wanted a little girl and I still want a granddaughter and I am sure I will have one someday, but knowing that Sarah and Bennie's baby is a boy has made all of this grandmother business so much more real to me. It's no longer just a's our little baby boy Brooks!!! I can't wait to tell this little boy how wanted he is and how grateful we all are to have him in our lives. I want to rock him and read to him and help him plant his first flower and watch him play ball and go to his school programs and anything and everything else he wants me to be involved in. He's not even here yet and he's already made my life happier! I wish every child born in this world could be born being as loved and cared for as this little boy will be.

The picture below I found somewhere on the Internet and it just summed up how I feel today. GRATEFUL!! My heart is so grateful and in love with the world.

Something else happened today to make me happy (how much happiness can a heart stand in one day???)

These pictures are of Wendell and Emily. Those of you who have read me for a while know the story of Emily so you can appreciate how thankful I am to have her in my life on a daily basis (even if she does live 12 hours away!). She brought Wendell home to meet us last summer and we all loved him. He is an answer to a mother's prayer for her daughter. They are so happy together and he is so very good to her.

We got a call tonight...THEY ARE ENGAGED!!! He took her on a trip out of town and while out to dinner he got on his knees in the middle of the restaurant and proposed to her! We knew this was coming this weekend because he called earlier and asked for our blessing. What a sweetheart he is and we look forward to welcoming him into our family. Emily is over the moon and I can't wait to see her! Sarah, Austin and I are planning to go visit them over spring break in April. Can't wait!

And the frosting on the cake of my good news week is that I'm off work till Tuesday!!!!! So much to do around here and all I want to do is sleep and eat!!!


Cindi said...

you have had a good (great) week...congrats on alll ;)

garnett109 said...

Get some rest and enjoy your days off.

Chris said...

Awwww that is so great on both accounts! We are so glad that you are having such a great 2009 so far:)

Sugar said...

how wonderful...a boy for sarah, woo hoo!
engagement for emily & her guy, and a lovely couple they make.
your off till tues...:) enjoy.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You have had a great week and I love the pictures you put in today! It's so great to have such good news all in one week.

LIZ said... did have a great week full of wonderful news...Congratualtions again on the new baby and the new son-in--law!!!!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Excellent news all the way around. Enjoy your weekend, but get enough rest for the next round :o)

Indigo said...

Sounds like a fabulous week all in all dear friend. This post had me smiling from beginning to end. Your in my thoughts! (Hugs)Indigo

Beth said...

What great news! Congrats to Emily and Wendell!

Now that you're all happy and contented, you should sleep like a baby. :)

Hugs, Beth

kbear's heart 2 said...

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! enJOY your time off. get plenty of rest. i'm sure that all this happy news will keep you vitalized plenty. Hugz~kbear

Terri said...


2009 is sooooo exciting for you


Michelle said...

That is a wonderful week of great news!!!

I'm so happy for all of you!



David said...

Thanks for sharing. Your good news has put a smile on my face.

Lisa said...

Wonderful news about the engagement of your daughter and the coming of baby boy Brooks! I am so excited for you! A lot of wonderful things going on!