No. This is not an announcement. I am not pregnant, though it is on my heart that I would have been 8 months pregnant if I hadn't lost the baby last March. One friend had a baby last month (baby #6) and another friend had a baby last week (#7); and while I totally REJOICE with these families, it does make me sad that I am not expecting a precious little one next month.
However, I did go Maternity Clothes shopping last month ... and, as I told you in the last post, I was shopping in the Baby Section of Target this week. So, babies have been on my mind.
While this is not an announcement of a pregnancy for Mama, I do have an announcement to make. We have a GRAND-BABY coming in the spring. Yes. We. Do.
Gregg's girlfriend, Kayla, is expecting. A few weeks ago, I met Kayla 1/2 way for lunch (they live 150 miles away) and took her shopping for her first Maternity Clothes. Much Fun!
Please pray for Kayla. Just 2 weeks before she found out she was expecting, her dad passed away suddenly. The loss of such a young dad (just 40) and an unplanned pregnancy coming at the same time has been a lot to process. Please also pray for Gregg & Kayla, that they would allow the Lord to direct their relationship ... that they would seek after Him with all of their hearts ... and that He would give them grace, peace, and wisdom during this time.
While we realize that the timing of this pregnancy may not be the best, we KNOW that CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING ... any time and all the time. We have welcomed Kayla into our family, and are doing anything and everything we can to love and support her during this time. We have a very close relationship with Gregg, and are walking this new journey with him.
And, regardless of the timing, we are EXCITED to be grandparents. Woo Hoo!!!