Love In The Bread Basket


Do you remember when you got your babies first professional picture taken? I do with every one of my kids and even some of my nieces and nephews.They were colored and staged with a background of some sort and I for one was as nervous as a cat most of the time.You would plan the trip to Kmart or Penney’s and try to get it in between nap or nursing time.This wasn’t always possible and I have been privy to more than one melt down and the result was some pretty gnarly baby pictures.My two oldest grandkids gave their mom such a rough time one Christmas the photographer had to cut and paste just to get a shot that was presentable for the public eye.

I got this photo in my email the other day of my newest grandbaby.She isn’t even born yet and it got me to thinking.How easy is this to get your baby’s picture taken?I can see that she is wearing the latest fashion in before born attire and it is a side view.She is clean and she isn’t fussing,maybe because her feed bag is attached and there probably isn’t much chance of getting dirty in her bassinet of motherly love.Her diaper is always dry because she isn’t wearing one and life as she knows it is good.Granted it is a little blurry but what do you expect under water like that.

All kidding aside I know these ultrasounds are important because my oldest granddaughter was a very sick baby before she was born and without the technology of today we might have had a very different outcome after her birth,but I still think the surprise of finding out what you are having after they make their entrance was way more fun.You picked out a name for a boy and a name for a girl.The heartbeat was the most beautiful sound you ever heard and the first time you actually saw your baby was when they laid her or him on your belly.For me it was pure bliss and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Now I am a grandma and my role for this little girl is different.I will love her and I will protect her.She will be our new little miracle for all the family.I hope to see her as much as my other Nana lovers and they want to see her too.Our Alexis is so excited since she found out she is going to have a new cousin.So welcome little McKenzie.Be ready for our fashion shows in January and our Easter egg hunt at Grandma Perkies come Spring.Join us at the swimming hole and sit with us at our campfires.We can’t wait to hold you and show you to your aunts uncles and cousins.We are waiting patiently.

So hear my prayer.Thank you God for life.It doesn’t matter how it starts or when we see it first because we know that You created it and for that we are thankful.

17 thoughts on “Love In The Bread Basket

    • How I know that they grow up fast.My baby is having a baby and I can’t believe it.She was a handfull that I wouldn’t change for anything so it will be interesting to see her parent and I know with all of our help she will be good at it.Thanks for your great comments,they are much appreciated. Blessings

  1. I feel like a kid at Christmas everytime we have new life in this family and you are right there will be much joy when our little bundle gets here.Thank you for your kind words and God Bless!

  2. I am “expecting ” my second grandchild with great joy. Did you know that you can pray into your grandchild’s spirit for healing and peace? It was a warm, loving experience when we did it for our kids and now our children are also experiencing the wonder of touching their unborn child’s heart

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    • Thank you.We are waiting not so patiently.It is so exciting because my other daughter that is in the Navy is going to be home in December and will get to meet her sisters baby and love on her before she goes on deployment for a year.

  4. Hi LexiesNana

    I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award. You can check out the rules here should you wish to participate (although I’ve altered them to suit my own intentions):

    I look forward to reading your posts and appreciate being able to catch snippets of how you see and experience life. I realise that not all of you will want to add this award to your blogs. That is okay. I am nominating you anyway, and I have opted to do so because the intention behind my nominations is to recognise contributions that I find admirable, coupled with my desire to share your awesomeness with others. So, accept it or not, there are no obligations or hard feelings either. More than anything else, I would simply like to thank you.

    Be happy and well,


    • Thank you so much for the kind words.I love your blog and read it because you make me think.I don’t always agree but I love the blog so much.It just amazes me that I can read something from a person so far away from my home and so different from me and yet connected because of word.I love the idea of that award but don’t know if I can do it.I am not very smart and I don’t know how to do some of the things that it asks.I will try but don’t know if I will succeed.Thank you so much again and Blessings to you and yours.

      • Thank you for your taking the time to respond, and for your kind words concerning my blog. I don’t expect anyone to always agree with what I have to say – we’re all different people with different life experiences and truths, and sometimes our differences are the very things that make all of the difference. 🙂 I think that you’re a very smart woman – you certainly display it in your posts. The thing of the greatest importance to me is that I had the opportunity to acknowledge your blog and my heartfelt appreciation of it…and that you have been gracious enough to accept my acknowledgement. Be happy and well, good lady. 🙂

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