Lani’s birthday

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Today is the birthday of my tenth grandchild, my seventh granddaughter.  But we are waiting for the party to begin and have not met little Lani yet. She is already deeply loved here on Earth by doting parents, a brother and sister, grandparents on both sides and many other friends and family.

She has been woven in secret mystery inside her mother, my own eldest daughter, by a God who loves her deeply too. We are asking Him for a safe delivery, and that Lani would enjoy perfect health.

But we don’t know her yet.  We don’t know what she looks like in spite of 3D ultrasounds, and much conjecture on everyone’s part as to who she will take after.  We don’t know what her temperament will be either.  Last night we discussed all the varieties of persons in our growing family so far.  As a baby, will she need constant attention or be relatively mellow?  We all relived our past experiences with our babies, and enjoyed the planning and wondering.

Preparing the last few days we have washed and folded, cooked and canned, rested and massaged the weary mama. And today the object and purpose of all this activity will make her much anticipated appearance.

And she will be unlike anyone we have ever known because she will be herself.  Lani. 

The Author

Imperfect follower of Jesus, wife to the greatest guy in the world, Mom to five wonderful grown children, and happy Nana to their ten littles. Having grown up in the Deep South, I retain a love for all things Southern. I became an amateur cultural anthropologist during a significant time living in SE Asia and still get to travel the world on mission and for fun with my sweetheart. I love asking questions, cooking for my family, helping women breastfeed, walking in the woods, eating biscuits, and having deep conversations about things that matter. On my wishlist are reading more, playing the piano, painting watercolor scenes, figuring out my awesome camera, and writing to soothe my soul.


  1. carol voglesonger says

    Holly, I know that Lani will bring so much joy into your expanding family and I pray that her delivery will be perfect. You are more than blessed with that many grandchildren but how in the world do you keep up ? I have five and not all live in the area but it is exhausting when we all gather together. You must have been given lots of patience:) I so admire you and wish your daughter and family the very best! Can’t wait to see a picture of Lani!!!!


  2. Carolyn says

    Congratulations to you and to Lani. She will be a blessing and be blessed to be joining your family, dear Holly. May she grow in grace and in the knowledge of the One who so loves her. Blessings and joy to the new mother and dad also. Love you~


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