My little pumpkin is having a pumpkin of her own

A month ago my oldest daughter called over a video call. I was in the middle of a phone call, so I didn’t answer. She sent me a text that she wanted to show us the pumpkins that she and her husband had carved. Later, when I still hadn’t called back, she video called again!

I was back in my bedroom. When Emily asked what the rest of the family was doing, I was suspicious. Hmm… I got everyone together on the couch to see the pumpkins. My husband got up to go to the kitchen for something and I urged him to come back, because Emily had something to show us.

Yay!!! My little pumpkin is carrying
a pumpkin of her own!

I was overjoyed. God is so good! So, so good! What a blessing!

Our parents are overjoyed, too! Emily told my husband’s parents by dressing her dog in a bandana that reads, “My parents are getting me a human.”

To tell my parents, she got a copy of “Imogen’s Antlers” (a family favorite children picture book) and told them, “You’ll need to read this to your great grandchild.” Fun! Fun!

In the midst of the chaos and confusion of COVID-19, “social distancing” and the presidential election, a child has been given. God has created a new life. He has made me a grandma and I couldn’t be happier.

Thank You, Father, for this new life. Carry Emily as she carries this little one. Give Roger strength and wisdom to lead and serve his growing family. Bless this child with a hunger for Your Word and fill him with your love. You are so good. We praise Your name. You are the giver of every good gift. Amen

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