When the news was shared, I was sworn to secrecy.
So even though I was unable to tell…it didn't keep my hands from going to work.
It was so difficult, not being able to share why I was in a total knitting/crocheting frenzy.
My oldest son Matthew and my daughter-in-love Jenny are completely over the moon, and they've waited to make their announcement until she arrived at the end of her first trimester…which is today.
We had grieved the loss of her first pregnancy, the day after Father's Day, in June. The pain was indescribable, and the tears were many, hence, the waiting…to see the flicker of a heartbeat before it could even be heard…and then at last, to hear that sound…that glorious whooshing beating sound.
This time, the tears flowed, as the joy was overwhelming.
This precious little one is due to make his/her arrival on Mother's Day 2016…and my Grammy's heart is full!
(Just a side note…when I read that Susan Branch's sequel, Isle of Dreams, was due for release on the same day…well…could it get any more difficult to keep my lips sealed??)
So I've been knitting and crocheting and knitting some more… tiny soft wash cloths, tiny soft love-y blankies, and larger soft blankies… as if the baby will be here tomorrow. And that I couldn't share the reason I was posting so many photos of these "works in progress"…such frustration!
Now you can know that the soft green blankie/love-y, is not for a dolly, after all… and the tiny soft pink washcloth for Sophia was made so she wouldn't feel left out… and the larger worsted cotton blanket-in-the-making is actually for wrapping new baby. I have acquired a length of soft blush silk ribbon from Silk & Willow, in case it's a girl, and if we find out it's a boy, I will acquire the softest shade of brown. The washcloth in all the soft Peter Rabbit colors will suit either a boy or a girl.
This will be the first great-grandchild for my parents, from their first grandchild, my first child.
Jenny's dad resides in heaven, along with her precious Granny, she loved so very much (her mother's mother)…so her heart is heavy.
But today, we rejoice. And we have hope. And God is faithful.
We appreciate and covet your prayers through their journey into parenthood.
And just in case you, too, have a little one on the way, you'll enjoy Alicia Paulson 's blog and webstore for all sorts of wonderful projects, including the beautiful pattern "Tiramisu Baby Blanket."
I will post photos when it's completed!