I am so thankful for the family, friends, love and Blessings that encircle me. I'm thankful for my home and I'm thankful for having had the Blessing of two amazing parents. I'm thankful for my country and the freedoms I enjoy, and I'm thankful for our military. I'm thankful for all who labor to keep me and mine safe. I'm thankful that I have my children and grandchildren close by, and I'm thankful for the Blessing of being surrounded by extended family. I'm thankful for the wonderful memories I hold of loved ones that have passed. I am grateful for all the experiences in my life, the bad along with the good, for both the bad and the good have brought me to where I am supposed to be on this journey. I'm thankful for the gift of Faith, and I'm especially thankful for God's all-consuming Love.
And I am so thankful for the Blessing we will be welcoming into our family this April! Our son and daughter-in-law just called us last night to tell us that Mia will be having a little sister!
Here she is in her sonogram picture ~ Jayden thinks she's praying!
Well, she looks like she's peacefully sleeping anyway.
Erik and Lori are thinking of naming her Sophie Rose. I hope they stick with that because I really like it. Actually, Erik & Lori want to name her Sophie, but Mia keeps saying, "Our baby's name is Rose"! So even though Mia's middle name is Rose they are thinking of also giving Sophie the middle name of Rose because Mia has just been so adamant that her name is Rose (we're lucky she's not getting a little brother because she said if it was a boy his name was going to be 'Shiny'!) ~ if they decide to stay with the name 'Sophie Rose' for this new little life, we'll have two little 'Rose' buds to love!