Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on"~Carl Sandburg



Our lives since Zoey's birth, has given us that wondrous gift of perspective that I often talk about.We once believed that we possessed it,perspective, but in reality it looked as if we needed a refresher course.So Zoey came and bestowed upon us the gift of her life.Her perfect life.Perfect by our definition, not that of medical science or even some portion of society.We live and breathe Zoey and because of Zoey we live and breathe a bit deeper and much more fuller.And with that, we truly strive to place importance on that which we feel is most important.In our case :LIFE.With that said,it is with immense pride and resounding joy that we announce that our little world will be getting just a little bit bigger.And before you all have a heart attack .... no I am not having a baby .... but Caitlin and Danny are.They will be welcoming a sweet and precious baby girl into this world at the beginning of July and we cannot wait to meet this child.Danny and Caitlin are two of the most amazing young people I have ever known.They are rooted strong in faith and family and with that and the love and support of all of us,they will more than find their way.We wish however,that they did not live so far way.It would be a whole lot easier to lend a hand if they were closer but their life, right now, is in San Diego.We will continue to love them unconditionally and give to them all we can in spite of distance and together we will forge this new road that God has so graciously set before us.Before them.It is truly a blessing.Please join me in praying for this new life.That she continues to grow healthy and strong.Please pray for Danny and Caitlin as they embark on this most amazing journey called parenthood.We definitely keep things exciting around here,don't we?I would surely take this kind of excitement over some that has occurred in the past ... this,this is a beautiful thing.We are incredibly thankful that God had the opinion that our little corner of the world should go on.

23 comments:

Reagan Leigh said...

What a beautiful post! And what exciting news!!! Congratulations Caitlin and Danny! The two of you are going to have one gorgeous baby! And congratulations Heather...you're going to be a grandma!! Crazy huh?

Lacey said...

Congratulations Danny and Caitlin. And congrats to you "grandma", does it make you crazy thinking that? Two beautiful people will make a beautiful baby. Praying the rest of the pregnancy is uneventful and exciting.

JUST A MOM said...

I'm thinking her sweet little baby bump in the birthday pictures may have given it away ;)! Congratulations to the entire family. What a special blessing and reason to celebrate. God is Good.

With love,
Alison and Gang

MJMILLS said...

What a miracle! boy do i just love ultrasounds! LIFE! All comfy, contained, happy! Congrats to your friends and I will pray for their new family! It is a woman's pride and joy AND privilege to carry a baby! even though at times, it's not real fun!

Junior said...

Congratulations, such wonderful news.
We will be praying that the pregnancy will go smoothly and the baby will be healthy.

Anonymous said...

Young parents, young grandparents and may I also say - not so very old great-great Aunt Bluebelle! (from my prospective) Although that does make me sound ancient...

Awesome to say the least!! Love that little hand waving to everyone.. Stay healthy Caitlin





Love

Aunt Bluebelle

Melani said...

Congrats Grandma! And Zoey will be an aunti! How wonderful, I will pray for this little baby.

Melani

mommaof4wife2r said...

so much to say...congrats to c and d...a baby is awesome! yeah god!

and yeah for you for saying and feeling, "Perfect by our definition". i tell my kids that all the time...good and refreshing to see others feel the same. :)

Kristy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow I have been MIA way too long!! Congrats to Danny and Caitlin!! What a beautiful precious girl you will bring into this world!! Heather and Mark you must be so excited!! So the princess will soon be Auntie Zoey!! How cute is that! I am so excited for your whole family. What a very lucky baby to be brought into your kind, sweet, fantastic family!! hugs to all! xoxoxo!

Cheri said...

Danny and Caitlin...congratulations! My goodness can you just imagine how beautiful this baby girl is going to be?!?!....she has such GORGEOUS parents! The Foreman's in Long Beach wish you all the best!!!!...and a girl, how sweet is that! She and Zoey are going to be the best of pals!!!

Reid's mom (Cheri)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Grandma and GRANDPA, aunts and uncles - such a very young family for those "names" - we are so very very happy for all of you - you really are blessed - oh, and we must not forget those YOUNG "GREAT GRANDPARENTS" either!! We keep praying that Zoey's numbers get to where they need to be, but as you've said before - all in Zoey's time!! Best wishes and Congratulations to ALL the Needhams -
R from Otisco

Anonymous said...

Heather - Being a grandma is just about the most perfect role in life...I think. I love my grandbabies as my own but someone else gets to take care of them and you feel no guilt. How perfect is that. You and Mark will be awesome grandparents. I can't wait to meet the next princess. Caitlin must just look adorable. The best to her and Danny.
kathleen

LisaL said...

Congrats on the new addition!!

Mrs. Hefelfinger said...

Don't let my mom fool you - she can BARELY handle my kids! Especially the boy one.

From what I know about Caitlin, she will be a terrific mom. Thank God she is having a little girl, because Zoey has the best wardrobe to hand down.


Congrats to all the Needhams!
Mo

rae said...

congrats on adding 2 more feet to your family tree... Grandma! How wonderful. big hugs
rae

rebecca said...

Congratulations Caitlin and Danny!!!

The VW's said...

Congratulations!!! Babies are a blessing from God!!

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Congrats from me as well, dear caitlin and danny, and also to the rest of the family!

Bea Braun said...

What wonderful, exciting, and beautiful news. Caitlin is going to be the best mother! We'll be praying that Danny and Caitlin can figure out a way to get back to Camarillo, because a baby needs her grandparents!

Congratulations
Bea Braun & Family

Rachel said...

How exciting! Congrats Grandma!

Prayers that the new little one is perfectly healthy and that all goes well during the rest of the pregnancy for Caitlin and during the birth. What an amazing post to read!

Michelle said...

Congrats Caitlin and Danny...congrats to you my dear! PLEASE keep me posted on when, how, what, etc. So excited for 'spring'...new birth, new adventures, journey's and all the rest....what a blessing. My love to youall!

The Boyds said...

I am sure my mom has told you... she's been there!! But I am so happy to hear about the wonderful news.. My little princess was a bit of a surprise to me as well... But it has been the best 14 months of my life!! You will be the best Grandma! Give my best to Caitlin and Danny!

Kele said...

My, my, the announcement was made and I missed it! I have been MIA to say the least, (fill you in later!!)
CONGRATULATIONS Caitlin & Danny!
And to you, Granny-2-B !