It’s (Going to Be) a GIRL!

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.)

With Love,


PS I filed this under the “new releases” and “teamwork” categories, among others.

About russtowne

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.
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23 Responses to It’s (Going to Be) a GIRL!

  1. Another congratulations. I find out in a few weeks whether my daughter is hashing a boy or a girl..

  2. utesmile says:

    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!

  3. Oh my! This is beautiful. Congratulations.

  4. That is tremendous news! Congratulations to you and your son! 😁

  5. 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

  6. ksbeth says:

    wonderful news for all (most) of you! congrats –

  7. CONGRATULATIONS RUSS! (sympathies to Thomas! but he’ll come around when he sees her)

  8. Val Boyko says:

    Congratulations! I love your categories 😆

  9. Mrs. P says:

    Woo Hoo! That’s so exciting! I am happy for you all. ❤ There is something special about little girls…but you already know that! 😉

  10. 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!

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