Welcome, we’ve been waiting for you!

My granddaughter celebrated her first birthday on Saturday.  It’s astounding to think about all of the milestones that this little one has passed over the past twelve months.

I could not help but reflect on that day when she was born and the anticipation we felt as we waited for her to arrive.  After she was born, her proud Dad came smiling into the waiting room proclaiming “It’s a girl, and she’s beautiful!” and I cried and hurried down the hall to meet her.  My first words to her were “Welcome, we’ve been waiting for you!”.

Imagine just for a moment, that glorious day when you and I arrive in our heavenly home; we will have passed many milestones by that time as well.  There will be Someone there proclaiming those words over us as well.  “Welcome, we’ve been waiting for you!”  What a thought!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. And she IS beautiful and a true blessing for this world.

    Please, please start a journal and write down everything she says and does. You THINK you'll remember every precious thing, but our minds just can't hold everything.

    You'll never regret your Granny journal.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  2. What an adorable, precious little girl! Congrats to her on her first birthday and wishing her many years of more birthday celebrations!

    I agree with Sharon about doing the Granny journal! What a great idea!

  3. yesterday on facebook a friend posted How we met…and we were suppose to answer how we met that person…I told my 17 year old niece that I had met her at the hospital when she was born…she answered back…Wow..you were one of the 1st people I met in my whole laugh….I thought that was such a cool answer…

  4. Oh my goodness, the thought just gave me goosebumps. Wow, to think about it that way.

  5. How lucky you are, Linda. Enjoy every precious moment.

  6. Love what you said about your little precious granddaughter. She looks so sweet and like a lot of fun!!! I also love what you said about the waiting for you part. What a nice way to begin and end a most beautiful journey…Life 😉
    Come on over and visit Olde Common Scents when you get a chance :)Alyssa

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