Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grandma Judy

Life has it's way of giving and taking. I am coming up on a milestone birthday so I guess I'm old enough to start looking back on my life.

For some reason, I have had a blessed life. Wonderful childhood with parents who absolutely did their best to provide everything we needed and most of the time, wanted! We were never in want even though my Dad was a sole provider and we just lived month to month like everyone else in our sphere.

However,the greatest provision was a spiritual background that has long been the rock in my life. We were not sent to church, we were taken. But church, in itself, is not what made the difference. It was having a personal relationship to Jesus and how He made a difference in everything we did.
How I thank my parents for that heritage!

Now, at the later years of my life, the Lord is still blessing me. I am going to be a Grandmother in January!!! I'm sure most of you who read my post come over from my daughter's blog because she is the one who really has the talent for an interesting post. But if you haven't read her announcement, please go to www.kellyskornerblog.com and read for yourself how great God is and how He has worked a great work in our lives!

Words fail to tell you how we feel about the prospect of a new baby, but I know if you have children , you understand! I sent Kelly a little package a week or so ago(I just couldn't help myself...I needed to buy baby stuff) and in that package I included a letter written to hubby and me over 34 years ago when my two little old aunts heard the news of Kelly's approaching birth.
They said they were thrilled and how it would give two old ladies something to look forward to!
I love that letter so much that I wanted Kelly to see how our family looked so forward to her coming and now we look forward to the new grandbaby! Isn't it wonderful to come full circle?

Isn't God good? You can't outgive God!

Hey, now I will be living with an old grandpa!!

27 comments:

chickadee said...

i'm so excited for her and for you. i'm just teary about it all. i've been praying for her and the lord is so good! you are an inspiration to me to have raised such wonderful, godly children.

MiMi said...

I am so excited for you and your entire family! God is so good, isn't he! What a sweet thing to have sent that letter to Kelly to let her know how much you all looked forward to her birth. That is really special! This little grandchild is so blessed to be a part of your precious family! And the legacy continues....
Emilie

The Garners said...

"Grandma Judy"...that has a great ring to it!

I don't know that I've ever been happier for anyone (any whole family) in my life!!!! This is the most wonderful news, and I can't wait to meet that sweet baby. What a blessed baby he/she will be to have Scott and Kelly for parents and you and Bro. Steve for grandparents!!! God is so good! Congratulations. And that is so neat about the letter you forwarded to Kelly--I know she will treasure that!

Honea Household said...

God is so good, and He is so faithful. Praise Him! Congratulations, Grandma!!! I know you are SO excited!

aimee said...

What precious news!! I am so excited for all of you. I was able to be with Kelly last weekend at my brother's wedding. She was kind enough to host the lingerie shower for us.:)It was fun to see her. She hasn't changed a bit from the ole OBU days, except for maybe her hair. :) I'm sure she was completely worn out after all of it was over. You guys have a wonderful family, and I couldn't be more excited for all of you! You will be an incredible grandmother! What fun! Blessed!

Sarah said...

I am so excited for all of you! It's amazing the total miracles than can happen!

Betsy said...

I am just so thrilled for your whole family!! I know this baby will be so loved. Congratulations to you, too, grandma! :)

Laurie said...

You don't know how thrilled I am!!!!!!!! Kelly and Scott will be WONDERFUL parents and ya'll will be wonderful grandparents. YES, GOD is so good! That is so neat about the letter.

Guy & Julie said...

I am SO EXCITED for Scott and Kelly and for you guys! I have been praying for that baby for a long time! Congratulations!!!!!

Jacquie said...

Judy, you know how happy I am for you and Steve. (Now he'll really be blubbering all the time!!) You and Steve have been the best parents, now you get to try your hand at grandparenting. This will be one spoiled (um, loved) grandbaby. Have you got a nursery ready at your B&B yet?? We love you both, and are thanking God for His faithfulness today!

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands." (Deut. 7:9)

Jenna said...

I am so happy for Kelly and Scott and y'alls whole family!! If the way Kelly turned out is any indication of the kind of grandmama you will be, then you will be BEYOND amazing! :) Congrats again!!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! I just read Kelly's blog. Congratulations Grandma!!! I am sooooo excited for you all. There is something special about grands. You just wait and see. I will never forget Cortney having our little Reid. I was in the delivery room and I'm not sure what happened but the very minute he was born it felt like my heart split in half and the joy and love I felt is just unexplainable. Then when she had Cade the same thing. Still to this day when I think about those babies I can be having a down day, have something on my mind that I can't shake and all I have to do is think about those babies and everything else is non-existent.

Jessica said...

So excited for you and your family! God is great! : )

Leigh Ann said...

I am so excited about this baby! I am so happy for your entire family. This baby is so loved already and will have the most amazing parents and grandparents. I look forward to hearing how you are spoiling him/her. Hey, that's your job, right??? Love and congratulations to you and your sweet family!

Fran said...

I'm so happy for you and your entire family! I just had to jump over and share my excitement and joy that I'm having for Kelly and the entire family!!

Glory glory hallelujah! He is completely faithful and His ways are oh so perfect!

Enjoy every step of the way.
Hugs and blessings,
Fran
TN

Lindsey said...

I have been reading Kelly's blog for about 6 months and consider her a close bloggy buddy. I am extremely excited for your whole family. Babies are always blessings. Thank be to God!!! God is good, all the time! Congrats to you, Grandma!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY!!!!!! I was reading Kelly's post and thinking about you, too! I am so excited to see all the Grandma brags!!! :)

Heather said...

Congratulations..I am so excited for your family!! I love reading Kelly's blog, she is truly inspirational. The letter that you sent K sounds so special. Can't wait to follow along on the 9 month journey!! She's going to be so cute & stylish pregnant.

Heather said...

Congrats one-hundred fold! I am so thrilled for Kelly and the whole family.
God is so good...

Sharmin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Maybe Mom will share some "Nana" tips with you on the Nicaragua trip!.

There will be babies all over the place in January, Lance & Lindsay's is due Jan. 4th!

Julie said...

Congratulations to you and your family!! It is very exciting news!! I've been thinking of all of you and Kelly so much!! I love seeing the fruits of so many prayers!!

pinkmommy said...

I cried when I read Kelly's post, and I am crying now for you. I am going to blame it on the hormones!!!

I am so overjoyed for all of you! I know you will be the same kind of grandparents that my parents are to the Princess...the kind that fight for more time with her and bend over backwards for her whenever she is around.

Megan said...

Yaay for Grandmas!

Caroline said...

PRaise HIM THAT WE CAN'T OUT GIVE HIM!!!! YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!! May He bless you with many many many more!!!!!!

Morris Family said...

Congratulations on gonna be Grandma and Grandpa!!! I know you all are very excited. And yes me and dad's birthdays are on the same day!!!

Judy said...

Judy, Judy, Judy, I just found out! I told Kelly I was crying and I've never even officially met her! Oh, this is going to be so much fun, but let me warn you, you'd better start saving your pennies, cause I can't stop buying for my 3 little ones. I told Kelly I was going to send her an Auburn onesie....(joke).

What a ride this is going to be!

Judy

Rose Mary said...

Steve and Judy,
I am so glad Jamie shared your
wonderful news with me. The times
I was around you two and Kelly, I
knew you were a special family.
What a lucky baby to have parents
and grandparents like you!
My four grandchildren are the true
joy in my life. No one can tell you
you have to hold that new baby in
your arms to know the feeling. There is nothing to compare . .I know God will continue to bless
you!