Sunday, November 16, 2008

A birthday, a painting and First Day in Heaven

Today is my sweet friend Jamie's birthday!!!! Happy birthday to one of the most wonderful people I know!
I had asked Jamie to paint a picture for the nursery to fill up one big wall. I knew she would do a wonderful job. Scott and I often refer to Harper as our "little monkey" so I knew I wanted a monkey on the painting and I wanted this verse because it was the verse I claimed while I was waiting for a baby and I feel like it is exactly how I feel about the miracle of our daughter!
Jamie finished this painting this weekend and sent it with her mom to my mom so I could get it at thanksgiving. She sent me a picture of it and I was just delighted! It's more perfect than I had imagined! I can't wait to hang it in the nursery! I will smile every time I see it!

On a sad note - my grandfather passed away early this morning. My dad was with him and I'm so glad. Mostly I'm thankful that my Poppie is in heaven today (probably trying to tell the angels what to do - he was a lifelong army man - a colonel -and he liked to be boss). He was saved at 68 - it's never too late! :-) We will miss him but I know I will see him again one day! Please pray for us as we travel to Dallas this week - I'm a little nervous about traveling this close to having a baby but I'm sure it will be fine.

52 comments:

Meredith said...

Kelly, I am so very sorry to hear that. But he is in Heaven and with Jesus right now! I will pray for you and Scott and family so much.

Alex and Jill said...

Kelly, I'll be praying for you and your family this week. I'm so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. How awesome that He came to know Christ at 68!

The painting your friend did is just precious. Looking forward to seeing the nursery, once completed!

Have a safe trip!

Staci said...

So sorry to hear that. You're in my prayers.

Jakesmommie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Love the pic for Harpers room!

Catherine said...

Praying for you and your family Kelly. Call me if you need anything while you're here, I'm serious! Catherine Asher

georgia tarheel said...

I am so sorry about your grandfather and will be praying for you and your family. So glad you know for sure that you will see him again!

Lauren said...

So sorry to hear that. Grandparents are so precious. Your family will be in my prayers.

PS- I LOVE the pics of Harpers room... So sweet!

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm sorry to hear the news about your grandfather! I know that has to be rough when you are so looking forward to your joyful event! But if he's telling the angels what to do - I'm sure he's getting them ready to watch over Harper for you!!! Have a safe trip!

Kelly said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather. You and your family are in my prayers. Have a safe trip.

Jenna said...

Kelly, ya'll will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers this week. I really am so sorry about your granddaddy. Praying for safe travels for everyone!

And I LOVE the painting! It is just so perfect and amazing. Jamie is SO talented!! I can't wait to see the painting up on the wall next to all the other adorableness. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, but I'm rejoicing with you that you will see him again! Praying for a safe trip for you, Scott and Harper.

I love the canvas Jamie painted! It's too cute!

Jamie said...

Kelly, I am devastated to hear about your grandfather. He sounded like a good man. :) Remember that all your blog friends are praying for you and thinking of your family. Harper may not have been able to meet him in person, but she will know him in spirit.

Missy said...

bless your family and your grandfather. you're in my prayers of peace today.

In His Army said...

Sorry about your Poppie, we will pray for you as you travel this week. Praise God for conquering death, hell, and the grave and for the promise of eternal life with Him!

I nearly hyperventilated when I saw that painting yesterday. She kept saying, "I hope she likes it--it didn't turn out as good as I had wanted" I just kept gasping, because it was so stinkin' cute I couldn't get over it!

And another hilarious thing is the picture that we both used on our blog of Jamie. I posted my pictures, wrote my post, published it and then started checking everyone's blogs. I had to laugh when I got to yours because that was the EXACT picute that I spent ten minutes looking for on my computer and couldn't find it. I finally just picked another one from that same day!

Jacquie said...

You know how sorry I am about your family's loss. I'm so grateful your Dad was able to be there with him. I'll keep y'all in my prayers as you go through this time and as you travel.

We love you all!

PS - That Jamie is AMAZING!!

Betsy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Poppie! I am so glad your dad was able to be there with him. When someone dies, I always think about what it must be like on their first day in heaven!! I can't imagine what that will be like! I will be praying for you and your family!

Faith said...

Kelly, I am so very sorry to hear about your Poppie. I will be praying for you and your family as you travel to Dallas. I'm so thankful that you have the peace and hope that comes from knowing you will see him in heaven one day!

LOVE the painting!!!

Mandi said...

I'm so sorry for the loss you and your family have experienced but SO happy to hear your Poppie is in Heaven with Jesus!!! How amazing that he accepted Christ so late in life! Praise God!!!

julie & joe said...

Kelly,
I am sorry for your loss. Praying for a safe journey to Dallas.

Me said...

sending prayers from Prattville, Alabama, dear friend~keep us posted

Amy E. said...

Sorry to hear about your grandpa...I'll be praying for you as you travel this week.

Love the little monkey...right down to the bow on her head!

R said...

thank you for sharing about your poppie so we can pray for you! and it gives me hope--my mom's in her early 60s and is not a believer.

i wish you were coming to Big D under different circumstances, and i wish you were going to be here longer! we could totally plan a bloggy get-together!

love the painting too--we call both of our daughters "little monkeys" too!

Shannon said...

I don't think I've left a comment before, but have been on your blog a few times, usually linking from the comments you leave on Bring the Rain. But I so enjoy your blog. My husband and I would love to have a baby and hearing your story gives me faith. I have a picture I saw this weekend that instantly reminded me of your blog... you and really your little one to come. I've tried to link to your email to send it to you but my computer makes me set up an act on outlook. If you could send me an email at cscrane99@yahoo.com I could then email it to you.

Prayers for you as you travel!

Rathi said...

Praying for you guys as you head to Dallas!!

Love the monkey pic.. Her nursery is going to be sooooo cute!

Nascar88_20 said...

Kelly,
The painting from Jamie is AMAZING!

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I'll be thinking of you and praying for your family as you travel here to Dallas.

Hugs & Prayers...
SueEllen in Dallas

Hailey said...

praying for you and your family. travel safely.

harper's picture is beautiful. can't wait to see her completed nursery.

Hailey said...

ps- you are 32 weeks!!! yahhhh

The Garners said...

Kelly, I was so very sorry to hear about your Grandfather. I'll be thinking about your whole family this week as you travel and face a difficult time together. I'm glad your Dad was there with him--that's such a blessing.

On a different note, THANK YOU for your sweet birthday blog wish! I'm so blessed to have such sweet friends and family to celebrate life with! And I'm glad that you like the painting--I can't wait to see H's room once it's all set up!!! And more than that, I can't wait to see little Harper herself!!!!!!

The Garners said...

P.S. That picture of Alexee is funny because she's grown so much that it doesn't even look like her! A year goes by too fast! Hopefully I don't look any older!? :)

Kara said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your grandfather. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time. I lost my grandfather back in December '04 and this poem really helped our family through our first Christmas without him,

"Merry Christmas From Heaven"


I still hear the songs, I still see the lights
I still feel the love, on cold wintry nights

I still share your hopes, and all of your cares
I'll even remind you, to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you, you still make me proud
You stand head and shoulders, above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment, to stay in His grace
I came here before you, to help set your place

You don't have to be perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip, if you continue the climb

To my family and friends, please be thankful today
I'm still close beside you, in a new special way

I love you all dearly, now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my Christmas with Jesus this year

Kendra said...

The Lord laid your family on my heart early this morning...I have been praying all day.
I am so sorry to hear of your Poppie's passing, but what a blessing that you know you will get to see him again.
Will be praying for safe travels and continued peace for all.

April said...

Kelli,

I'm so very sorry to learn the news about Uncle Doyne. He was such a great person...definitely my favorite uncle. He will be sorely missed by so many people who loved him.

My family and I will be praying for all of you. Give everyone our love...

April

duchess said...

Kelly, just wanted to let you know that I thought I saw a child size chair at Big Lots the other day that would be adorable in Harper's room. The fabric is similiar to your blog background. You should see if you can find one down there - I can just see her sitting in it (in a couple of years) reading her little books. :)
Hope your blog shower is a blast.

Tracy and Andy Yates said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. I will be praying for your family, and for safe travels.



The painting is adorable!

Jessi said...

I'll pray for you and your family this week. Safe travels.

Brittany said...

I know that I don't even know you, but I enjoy reading your blog as you await your new bundle of joy! I just wanted to say that I am so deeply sorry to hear about your grandfather. When I read that he was in the hospital on your other post, I immediately prayed for him. My grandfather was one of my favorite men and passed away due to complications from Leukemia 2 years ago. Our baby boy was born 5 months ago and oh how I wish my grandfather could see my precious son! But, sometimes I think that he can see him and is smiling down on us from heaven. I pray that you and your family find some comfort in this sad time.

Kim H. said...

I will pray for your family during this difficult time... and for your safe travels.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather! It sounds like he was a wonderful man and lived a GREAT life ;)!

I also LOVE the monkey picture ;)!

Kandi West said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Poppie. I'll be praying for everybody, especially your dad. I know this will be hard for him.

Lauren said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather. You are your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julia said...

My prayers are for sure with you. Grandparents are truly a blessing that God gave us to see what it's like to be loved unconditionally. I will also pray for your travels.

taralynn819 said...

My grandma was saved at 92. My dad witnessed the salvation of both his parents on each's death beds. You're right, it's never too late!

Prayers for comfort and peace!

Francine said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you all during this time.
Love and hugs,
Francine Howell

Pink Lemonade and Peonies said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Ashlie said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. But praise the Lord that he is in heaven now! With no more suffering and pain. I'll pray that you do just fine traveling to be with family.

That painting is perfect! It will be so cute on Harper's wall!

The Shabby Princess said...

I'm sorry about your grandfather, but, you will see him again :)

Leigh Ann said...

That canvas Jamie made is about the most precious thing I have EVER seen.

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather, but I'm so glad he is in Heaven! Love and hugs to you.

kacysuzanne said...

Kelly - so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Since he was an army man, just imagine him reporting for the most wonderful duty ever at the pearly gates!!

Caroline said...

oh friend i am so sorry for the lose of your Poppie but joy to know that he became a believer!!!! WHAT JOY!!!! Never to late is right! I am praying for you and the family and wish i could see you while you are here! love you!!!!!!!

KK said...

Jamie is so talented and so sweet to boot! What a beautiful painting she created for Baby Harper's room.
Praying for your family,
Kaye

Amanda said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I pray that your trip to Dallas is very easy and that you have a blessed time with your relatives. How wonderful that your grandpa was able to surrender his life to Christ in his senior years. That does give me hope for some of my loved ones. Also, if you need to know where to get some comfort food while you're in the Big D, you know who to ask. Love to you!

Katie said...

Kelly, I'm sorry to hear about your Poppie. I'm sure he was a precious man. Be safe traveling!