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 baby...it'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!!!