Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Gift from God

We celebrated "Family Sunday" this week. I bribed Ashley into letting me take her picture. She said that she was miserable and that she hoped February 22 would arrive quickly so that she would have her baby daughter. But little did she know......

Ashley's and Justin's beautiful baby daughter was to be born sooner than expected. She arrived a little early - February 9.

Isn't Haylee Sherryann a beautiful baby?

Daddy and Mommy love her so very much. Big brother Mason is anxious to have Mommy and Baby come home. Daddy and Mommy are both oh so tired!

Yes - tired but so very, very happy.

I am so very happy, proud, and thrilled to have another beautiful great-grandchild!! A baby is a gift from God.

WHERE did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.
Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.
What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand strok’d it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than any one knows.
Whence that three-corner’d smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.
Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into bonds and bands.
Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.
How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.
But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
George Macdonald (1824–1905)


Smilingsal said...

What a great time of celebration! Your granddaughter and grandson-in-law look so proud and life is so full of promise.

PS: Ashley didn't look THAT big. What a beauty she is.

Diane said...

Haylee Sherryanne is so very precious and absolutely gorgeous! As I read the poem, I thought of your precious Sherry and how she had seen her little granddaughter long before any of you. How she had kissed those sweet lips and left her tough there for all of you. What a blessing and time of joy and celebration for your family! Thank you so very much for sharing it with us!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Grandma Great. She is a little beauty. God Bless you and your new addition.


TheWritersPorch said...

A beautiful little addition to your family.......
A bueautiful poem to honor her!


Princess Of Pink said...

Congratulations on becoming a great-grandmommy again. The baby is absolutely beautiful and sweet.

bj said...

Oh, such a lovely little family here, Sweetie.. Gosh, ya'll are all so blessed. are such a young and good looking great grandmother !!!
hugs, bj

Neabear said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful family! Congratuations!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful blessing in your lives and what beautiful pictures.
Roberta Anne

onlymehere said...

She is a beautiful baby! I believe that there's nothing that brings heaven closer to us in this life than a new baby, and what a precious glimpse of heaven she is! I'm glad that everything went well for them and the baby is here safely. You have such a special loving family and I'm glad they live close enough that you could see the baby so soon!

Nancy said...

I love the picture of you with your beautiful Granddaughter and now GREAT Granddaughter. She is soooooooo cute. What a blessing. As your song says, What a Wonderful World.
Love Nancy

squawmama said...

Congratulation Great Grandma Sweetie... Haylee Sherryanne is so very precious and what a beautiful little girlie... I know you must be proud as can be... You have a wonderful family... Love ya


Jeni said...

Some beautiful pictures of one really beautiful little baby girl. Loved the poem too. Great choice there.

Happy To Be said...

GM very beautiful she is and I am so happt to hear mama and baby are doing great..I will have another 4 great grand babaies just this year alone..WOW!! that will make 6 for your music and it is a wonderful world..Congrats Sweetie..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Loved that poem Sweetie.Brought tears to my eyes.Congrats to the parents and the big brother,lol.

Sharon said...

I truly loved your poem.
What a cute little blessing your family has.
Ashley sure does look like her mom.She is just beautiful.
God bless all

Susan S. said...

Miss Haylee Sherryanne is beautiful! Congratulations to ALL!

Cherdecor said...

What a beautiful baby! I love the poem too. I have never heard that poem before. (I like your new white coat also!)

Jill said...

Congrats to the whole family. She is so beautiful. It's a wonderful time!

Neas Nuttiness said...

It's so easy to forget, just how tiny newborns are. Congratulations to all of you!

Kathy said...

How wonderful, Sweetie! Congratulations on your new great granddaughter - and YES, she IS beautiful!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Sweetie!!! How wonderful! Congrtaulations on your great grandaughter!She is so precious! I know she just fills your heart with joy!!! Hugs...Debbie

Barb said...

Congrats she's beautiful....Barb

Ruthie said...

How wonderful for you. The Lord is blessing you with those wonderful Great Grandchildren.
Hugs to you.

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...How proud mom & dad look over their little gift from God...and what a blessing that she is healthy! Hugs, Bo

Jo said...

Congratulations!! She is adorable!

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Sweetie!
She is truly beautiful! :)

♥ Kathy said...

So precious ♥ Congratulations to you all again!

Judy said...

The baby is absolutely beautiful and I know you are the proud great grandmother. Loved the poem. Have a good weekend.

Almost empty nester said...

She is beautiful...

Linda said...

Haylee Sherryann is just beautiful, and a blessing. I love all the wonderful family photos, such happiness. Hugs, Linda

p.s. your new jacket!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sweetie, ;)

I'm trying to remember the name of the bushes in our front pots. I can't..... I'll research it and get back to you on it.

They bloom beautiful Yellow flowers in The Spring if that helps.

Happy Valentines Day!
~Melissa :)

Helen said...

We are also blessed to have you share this happy occasion with all of us ... everyone looks great!

Anne said...

What a beautiful poem. What a beautiful baby. Congratulations on the birth of your new great grandaughter. I'm sure she will bring you and the whole family many smiles.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congratulations, Sweetie!

Beautiful grandbaby!


Sheila :-)

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

How precious all of these pictures are! I'm so excited for you all!
Such sweet pictures of everyone!

Linda said...

How postively adorable! Congratulations!!