Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Welcome, Alexandra Nancy!


Psalm 37:25-26
I was young and now I'm old,
yet I've never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging for bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.

My husband, Danny, and I are blessed last week by the safe and healthy arrival of our third granddaughter, Alexandra Nancy (Nancy is in honor of my mother).  What a beauty she is!




While Mom, Sarah, and Dad, John, are at the hospital for what turned out to be quite a lengthy labor, we keep both Virginia Rose and Savannah Jane for them.  Believe it or not, it is the first time we've had Savannah with us without her parents in tow.  Remarkably, she doesn't fuss a bit!





Virginia helps a lot with her little sister, too, for which I am so grateful, but with Savannah loving to climb anything and everything, I still have my hands full.  So full, that picking up toys and straightening up is a constant challenge.  There are times when our living room and dining room look anything but organized and clutter-free.

Second day with Virginia as she creates with building blocks.

The chaos that is our kitchen table.

Imagine all these toys spread out across the floor!!!

And Danny and I, though we enjoy every precious moment with our granddaughters, are both worn out after one day of having two girls, and then having Virginia for a full second day.  Stories, games, cartoons, music, drawing, singing, dancing - whew!  As I write this, I'm still feeling as though I've had intimate contact with a Mack truck, and as a result, I have a fresh appreciation as to why God created us to have children when we are young.  

Everyone is at home now, and big sister, Virginia, is getting better acquainted with our entire family's latest blessing!



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Who or what has blessed you recently?

Father, thank You for sending us precious children like Alexandra Nancy who bless our lives with joy and goodness.  Bless all Your children, no matter what their age, and enfold them in Your arms of mercy and love.  In Jesus' name, we pray.  Amen.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats Martha! Nothing like grandchildren. The old saying is true: "if I had known grandchildren could be so much fun I would have had them first" is so true. :) But they sure do tire you out! WOW! We hopefully will get to see our grandson for a short time today as they pass by on the Interstate and then Sunday we leave to pick him up and bring him here for a week.

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    1. Oh, I know, Bill - grandchildren are the best, but they can truly wear us out. Glad you will have the chance to see your grandson soon! Such a joy!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Congratulations to you and your family, Martha! (And we should have my three grandsons come visit!)

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    1. Thank you, Glynn! We are tied 3 to 3 in the grandchild department, aren't we? Enjoy every moment with them!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. so happy for you and your family and what a lovely name too. Rich, strong name. yes grandkids are the best!

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    1. Thank you, Jean! Yes, we are over the moon happy!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Congratulations! She is beautiful! ♥

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  5. Martha, I'm so happy for you! Alexandra is a doll, a real keeper! Enjoy getting to know her.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! Yes, she is definitely a keeper. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Congratulations! What a beautiful addition to an already beautiful family! That little girl is so blessed to have been born into such a family with such nurturing and beautiful souls!

    I'm very happy for all of you. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, J. We are thrilled!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Lovely name Martha, and such lovely pictures! All of them are truly adorable :)

    Sending loads of love and best wishes to you and yours <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Privy! I love her name, too. Virginia has already told us she wants to call her Nancy. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Congratulations,dear Martha! Blessings to the new-born baby and best wishes to you all!

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    1. Thank you so much, Portia! I will forward your blessings to the family.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, Fran!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Congrats Martha - lovely photos!! I see so much happiness and joy. And i see your littlest grand daughter giving us all a fist bump in the second photo :)Was she reaching out to us to say "hi"?

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    1. Thanks so much, Vishnu! Yes, Savannah likes to say "hi" that way. Lol!
      Love and blessings!

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