My Beloved and I just learned that our oldest son Ben and his wife Erika are expecting a GIRL! After four much-loved grandsons we were hoping for a girl and our wish is coming true! Thank you, Ben and Erika!
(Not everyone is as thrilled. Our oldest grandson Thomas was hoping for a baby brother.)
PS I filed this under the “new releases” and “teamwork” categories, among others.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
Another congratulations. I find out in a few weeks whether my daughter is hashing a boy or a girl..
Thank you. Good luck getting the flavor of your choice. May mother and child (and grandmother!) have long and long and healthy lives full of blessings.
Health and prosperity to you and yours as well!
Correctly filed. It was teamwork and it is a new release 🙂 Congratulations to the coming ‘edition’./addition. May the mum have a great pregnancy and enjoy!
LOL! Thank you, Ute. May she, indeed. Enjoy the babe I will. (Am I starting to sound like Yoda?) ;-D!
Oh my! This is beautiful. Congratulations.
Thank you, Jaqueline. May you always feel welcome here.
You have a beautiful name.
That is tremendous news! Congratulations to you and your son! 😁
Thank you, Miguel!
I love the lilt we get in our heart when we discover that one of our progeny is bringing forth a new child to this world. The lilt is pure joy, of course, but also fear for the life ahead of the new being (it’s SCARY out there), and for the added bulk to our heart, now already full beyond bulging for the grandchildren who have already arrived. The heart always finds room, though, and amazingly, is so grateful for needing to expand. xo
Beautifully said! The heart is wise, and as you noted, always finds room.
wonderful news for all (most) of you! congrats –
LOL! I think Thomas will come around. Because of her, he’s going to get to be a big brother.
CONGRATULATIONS RUSS! (sympathies to Thomas! but he’ll come around when he sees her)
Thank you, Colleen. I know from being one to four siblings that being a big brother has its advantages.
I have 7 siblings. 5 are brothers. I think we were well into adulthood before they saw how amazing I am. Hahahahahahaha. I’m kidding. But no matter what, I know they always have my back.
Congratulations! I love your categories 😆
Thank you, Val!
Woo Hoo! That’s so exciting! I am happy for you all. ❤ There is something special about little girls…but you already know that! 😉
Thank you, Mrs. P. Another dream has come true.
Congratulations – such a lucky little girl to have an imaginative Grampa and a very funny big brother. May all of your dreams come true, Russ!
Thank you, My Friend. All of my important dreams have already come true. I’m focusing more on helping others fulfill their dreams while I keep living mine.
The mark of a truly grateful person!