summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Saturday, January 17, 2015

a baby!!!!!!

Not me. My daughter Mali. I am going to be a Grandma again! Which doesn't make sense, but in any case, Mali is going to have a baby.

This news was a bit of a shocker, but we all took it pretty well. After all, it's a baby! And Mali is almost 21, has a good job, and is "on her feet". The fact that she's not married to her boyfriend...well, that's her choice. There comes a time, when raising kids, when they start making their own decisions, and all we can do as parents is love them, and be good, and try not to say, "I told you so."

Also, I love Mali so very much, and will do all I can to help her out, and support her. She knows our beliefs, so we didn't have to say anything to her. Love covers a multitude of sins, after all, and the goodness of the Lord brings repentance. And, we simply love Mali. She is a very nurturing and caring girl, and after the initial panic, she is actually quite excited. She says she absolutely loves this little baby already.

Our house is bustling this morning. Our septic pump has been replaced, but there is something electrical wrong now, so a friend is coming over to look at it. The furnace has been acting up, so Paul has been tinkering with that. Joseph has been a huge help, going to the dump today, chopping wood, and emptying the ash pan of the woodstove. Four of our girls have gone to Ohio for the weekend, so there are only five "kids" here. The princesses are eating French toast and making bead necklaces.

I am a bit restless, wanting to plan stuff and go places, but Paul is tired, and has a bit of brain fog from his procedure. It is rather normal after anesthesia, but still, it's not fun. We need to just keep it low key so he can rest up and get better.

Camille with her doll bed...Emily bought it from Ikea a while ago, and Cam has been wanting to paint it. I bought a can of pink glossy paint from the dollar store a while ago, and Camille started prodding me to get to it....

Of course she wanted to paint it herself, and then Charlotte Claire found another brush and joined us. They painted, I caught drips.

It came out nice, so I got out the sewing machine and made a little bedskirt for it. I wanted to make some blankets and a pillow too, it was fun, but it was getting to be dinner time...I made boneless chicken thighs with orange sauce, stir-fried cabbage with onions, broccoli, and snap peas. And a pan of roasted potatoes with carrots, onions, and brussel sprouts. Camille has wanted to try the sprouts, and I finally bought some.

Margaret and Jonathan also made a few pizzas.

So I put away the sewing, and the girls took the newly pink doll bed to their room. They don't care so much about new blankets, wah. Perhaps I will make them for the real baby:), Mali's baby.

We also baked cookies yesterday....

I made them to send with the girls for their road trip...and dang they were too good. I am glad they are all gone now.


maureen said...

You are so wonderful to show your daughter God's mercies in your love. Yes, we try to bring them up and show them the narrow path, but even the best of us get sidetracked. Congratulations on the new little one. Hopefully a wedding is in the near future, but the baby is the most important thing! Such a fun event to plan for!

Blods said...

Congratulations to Mum and Dad-to- be and Granparents and Aunts and Uncles galore! Lovely news!You must be so excited. Mali couldn't ask for a more loving and supportive family! Enjoy! Xx

FLmom7 said...

Congratulations to Mali, and to you on another grandbaby! I can't wait to be a grandma some day:)

Susan R said...

I am so happy that you will have a grand baby close by!
Congratulations for such happy news!

Kathyb1960 said...

OHhhh that is wonderful! And a grandbaby that will be close by and you can spoil! And just love on and kiss on and give a bunch of cuddles!

Mali is lucky--she's gonna have LOTS of babysitters!

Congratulations to her and the whole family!

Martha said...

Every baby deserves love and excitement. I can hardly wait to see this one snuggled in your arms.

Anonymous said...

All babies are a blessing, congratulations! !

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momto9 said...

wow life sure takes some interesting twists and turns! But how very fun that you will have a grand baby close by! I know how much you love babies and Mali will have a lot of people supporting her!