Monday, September 29, 2008

Isn't this just grand?

It seems I've waited a long time to bring you this news...but our new grandbaby is finally here!

Magdelyn Anne...
arrived on September 29, 2008
at 3:35 pm
and weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

Tim & Heidi couldn't be happier...and we share in their joy!

I slipped off to the hospital as soon as I heard the grand news. Grandpa was busy harvesting corn, but Grammy had no time to wait for him!

After one quick stop for some pink roses for the new mommy...bearing a pink gift bag with the baby shawl for our new granddaughter...I arrived at the hospital to find them still in the delivery room.
Proud father...holds a little girl who is already looking up to him!
The baby is wrapped in a blanket made especially for Heidi by her grandmother (my mother-in-law) way back in March, 1994. Grandma was quite sure she would not be around to see Heidi have she made the blanket in advance and it has waited in the cedar chest all these years. Grandma would be so thrilled with your little girl, Heidi!
Grandpa couldn't stay away for long...and soon we were all back at the hospital.
We are so blessed to be grandparents...and incredibly thankful to God for this special gift.

A new little hand for us to hold... her love is grand, precious as gold.


  1. Congratulations on your newest grandchild! That's wonderful news to share across the miles and cyber space. We celebrated our grandson's first birthday on the weekend - hard to believe it's been a year.
    I enjoyed your post on your weekend walk. I've often wondered, when I've been in the Fraser Valley for work (just there last week) what that abbey is all about, and now I know. Perhaps next time I'll visit.

  2. She is the most lovely little girl and I am so glad that she has arrived. You all look enchanted by her...her daddy and grandfather completely smitten. Hope to see a picture of you holding her very soon.

    Best wishes and hearty congratulations and a speedy recovery to Heidi!

  3. Oh Judy. . .little Magdelyn is just so darling. I felt teary.
    The shawl, the waiting to tell us happy news, the grandpa holding the little one. .and the mom and dad looking so delighted. .
    these are the moments that are the biggest delight for a blogger. . and a woman.
    Many blessings to the new little family.

  4. Thank you so much for posting!! I was in agony last night without any pictures! But this morning I thought, "Hey! I know who will have pictures already!"

  5. Congratulations on your precious little granddaughter. What a beautiful story behind her baby blanket.

    Best wishes to all of you.

  6. Congratulations on your new little one to love! Grandchildren are the best! She is precious!

  7. Thank God for the blessings of a healthy child. I love your beautiful pink theme.
    They all look so beautiful on your pictures. Content and peaceful.
    Wonderful to have those hand made blankies to remind you of those that would love to celebrate with you.

  8. She's here! What a blessed and joyful occasion. I just read your comment on my post, and I had to rush right over.

    Judy, they all look wonderful. Your story about the shawl is so special, and the wonder of life is just amazing.

    You see, you have another little very special "pink" in your life.

  9. CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to all! How wonderful to welcome a new baby girl to the world and see her sweet smile for the first time!

    My daughter-in-law and niece both have Septemebr 29 birthdays, so I'll always remember Magdelyn Anne's birthday!

    God bless her and her family always.

    Hugs, Pat

  10. Thrilling news Judy! Congrats, Bron sent me a few pics last night b/c I could not wait until this morning....many blessings to you all!

  11. oh judy....this little one is so blessed, the thing that she has in this life that will carry her through all her valleys and mountain tops is the love of her family...she no douby has an abundance of that. my hear just breaks for all the little ones who come into this world without it.

  12. Congratulations! I'm so glad the quilted bunnies have a little girl to keep warm! I wonder - will her favorite color be yellow?

  13. Judy, what wonderful news! Congratulations to you all on the birth of a health baby girl! We've all been waiting for this announcement. Dairymary

  14. Congratulations Judy, she's beautiful! How blessed the children are, she's healthy and loved...

  15. Oh congratulations "Grandma & Grandpa!!" :) She looks absolutely perfect and I'm just so thrilled for them! I cannot wait to meet her!!

  16. Congratulations! Your sweet little granddaughter is beautiful!

  17. Congrats on the beautiful little girl! Her parents look so happy. I will be praying for the whole family. What a sweet story about the blanket from her grandmother. I'm so happy for you.

  18. Ohhhhhhh Congratulations! I am in tears and so happy for them. She is absolutely beautiful and you must be so proud! I am so proud of Heidi!


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