Wednesday, September 30, 2009

True and Utter JOY!!!!!!!

Jamie and Thad in Colorado this summer.... had to be one of the best days of my whole life. I got a call first thing this morning from my girl...and she excitedly told me that she and her husband were going to have a baby! Oh my goodness, you all know what she's been going! Such a surprise and a blessing, I just cried happy tears.

When Jamie called to tell her dad, he cried, too. I think I FLOATED for the rest of the day. I couldn't think and was discombobulated for hours. I am SO happy for my girl and her husband and thank God that this day came.

Thad's mom called me today, too and we had a happy mutually congratulatory conversation about our grandchild-to-be! Oh what fun we're going to have!

Now I'm just praying for a healthy grandchild and I know for sure that God hears our prayers.
(Lord, could you make him or her with red hair like the baby's daddy?)

So...what does that make me? Nana? Gamma? Oh, what shall I be?
Sometime next June, I'm gonna need a name!
What do your grandkids call you?


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blushing rose said...

I hear wings flapping on your feet ... chuckle! CONGRATS my friend, this is wonderful news. Blessings for the wee one.

Have a lovely autumn eve. TTFN ~Marydon

Mary your sis said...

WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for all ya'll and Jamie and Thad, too!We'll pray everything goes well.
Hugs and kisses!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! Congrats!! It is that time of our one time we were all getting married, having babies, preschool,.....and now grandbabies. I am not a member yet, but I know what a=true joy it is......So happy for you. I will give you my blogger discount on ANY baby wear from my line when the time comes.

Warm Wishes,
Karen Eileen

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adsgram said...

I know just how you are feeling. When I found out I was going to be "Grammie", I was on top of the world. I am now Grammie x2, but my first was born in June as well! Love and Congratulations to you and your family! Fun times 'a coming!


Carol said...

How exciting, Joni! I became a grandma for the first time 7 months ago & have been having the time of my life. I am called Nana & my husband is Papaw. Enjoy this special time!


KathyB. said...

Yes! Congratulations, may all go smoothly from here on GRANDMA!Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to you and to your dear daughter and son-in-law! I'm not a grandma yet so no help with to call you, but right now I think I'd call you just plain happy:>)

Becky said...

Congratulations!! Grands are the very best. My four call me "MeMe" and my husband "Pappy". No matter what they call you it is the sweetest sound in the whole world!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you all! Your joy comes through loud and clear in your post. I wanted to be called "grammie", but when my first grandchild called me grandma, it was all over. She calls me Grandma, but her younger brother couldn't say that and so called me Beeba. That's what the rest of them call me now. And my husband is Pa. We have 2 granddaughters and 4 grandsons, and believe me, there's nothing like them!!

Kathie Truitt said...

Oh, Joni, my cup runneth over. I know exactly how you're feeling right now. The bad news is that this is going to be the longest 9 months of your life - HA!! The good news? THESE are the best days of your life, and more lies ahead.
This has been the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life.
I am so incredibly, over the top happy for you. NOW I REALLY WISH WE LIVED CLOSER TOGETHER!! I'd give you a big hug.

As for what I'm called? Happily, unashamedly, simply, "Grandma."


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Yeah, and we all know what she's been doing too! -smile-
When I was about 13, I remember thinking "we all know what she's been doing" when I saw a pregnant woman at church. Ah, for those simpler times when a girl was a teenager before she knew the facts of life -smile-.
Congratulations, Grandma; the times they are a-changing for the better!

Sister Number Five (Grandma Anne) said...

Congratulations, Grandma! You just had to be a little patient, but now it's your turn. As our family goes, we'll look to get at least one more in the next year to be a "cuz". Maybe it's Mary's turn?? LOL
Everyone said it's the greatest, and I didn't beleive them, but it is!! I'm sure there's a great southern term for "Grandma" that will surface.
How exciting; Congrats, Jamie!!
Love, Grandma Anne

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post! I am so excited for you and your daughter! How wonderful! I saw your comment at Susan Keller's blog this morning and I came over to say hi! You seemed like such an encourager! What a fantastic blog!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

Ekkkkkkk! pure happy goodness! blessings Granny blessings!!!! what a lovely thing...ooooh the new adventures! yahooooooooo! in my prayers! you and my dear sweet friend ruthann...your both gonna be cute lil' granny's!

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Ticking and Toile said...

LOVE your blog!! Love the quotes from Pres. Lincoln & Pres. Reagan! How true....It's wonderful to find someone with the same view! Really like the down-home feeling of your blog. Warm & cozy.


Donna said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news!

More than Survival said...

God is AWESOME!!!!
Any name will do when such LOVE is given... You will be a wonderful Grandmother!!!!