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Saturday, September 12, 2015

End Summer with a New Grandson




As much as I hated to see the nonscheduled days of summer end and school begin, it came anyway.  I had a very intentional summer full of time with Benjamin and the grandsons.
The beginning of the school year has brought us another welcome addition to our family.

Our daughter-in-law was put on bed rest for the last week of her pregnancy.  She needed to make it to 37 weeks, which allowed me the joy of having Joshua and Maverick.  We decided we needed one more cousin picture before the newest Wright would be added to the growing heritage of boys.
Here is David (21 months) Joshua (4) holding his cousins (Elliott and Thomas - three months), then Maverick (21 months)

This week the phone call came and I ran to my car at 3 am to go meet my son and daughter-in-law at the birthing center, to bring Joshua and Maverick back with me.  Almost before I arrived home our newest grandson was born.

Anchor Hawkins Wright
Our daughter-in-law wanted a name that share the character qualities of our son.  "Steady and deep-rooted" were the character qualities she wanted passed to their son, through his name.  Anchor is the name God confirmed multiple times for their son.
I also had the joy of bringing his big brothers to meet him and also get to see him myself.


Our family is rejoicing over this new addition to our family.
Born September 9th - 7 pounds and 11 ozs.  Three weeks early.
Of course the boys then needed shirts.  So the next morning after taking Uncle Ben to school...we went shopping and bought supplies.  Joshua loves orange...he is the oldest grandson and now big brother to two small brothers. He will be my daughter-in-law's right hand.
Maverick is now a big brother also. He held his baby title a little longer than his cousin David did...but only by three months.
Greeting brother at home for the first time.  All the family was back together.

I am still Boy Grandmom.  Our hearts overflow with the joy of six grandsons in two years!  Wow Lord!!  You truly give more than we could have ever dreamed or hoped.

I plan to come back to blogland after my summer break. I miss everyone and also miss how the Lord teaches me through you all.  This summer was full of reflection and learning to take each day, one day at a time.

Welcome Fall.

16 Joining in with more words:

Farm Girl said...

Congrats!!! six boys God is so good. I wondered what you have been doing. You have been one busy girl. I am so excited about all of those sweet olive trees around your table!!! Giant hug from me to you!!!

Pom Pom said...

How GREAT, Grandmommy!
You've had a full summer with family, family, family. It's nice to see you back at your blog today!

Vee said...

Congrats to all! What a great way to end the summer. All the very best to your family and those six wonderful boys.

podso said...

Boys are wonderful. Congratulations on your newest grandson! They keep you busy and bring you great joy. I find no greater joy at this stage of life than building into my grandchildren's lives. It's my joyful calling now. Happy Fall!

Sonja Goodson said...

Oh so fantastic! Buckets full of boys!!! Congrats everyone!

Debbie said...

How exciting! Six boys! I can just imagine the fun they will all have together as they grow up and families gather..all those little cousins so close in age. You lady are one blessed gal. So glad all went well. Congrats to all!

Lea said...

oh, my goodness, you definitely have a lapful! We just had our 4th and 2nd Grandson on Aug. 31st. he was 7 weeks early but is doing beautifully. We've been in oklahoma the past 9 days helping them. Amazing how a tiny litle 4lb. 4 oz bundle can rock ones world. :)) Blessings to you!

Maryann said...

Congratulations, your cup definitely is over flowing. I remember when then were none Janette, how the Lord has blessed you, congratulations to all, enjoy being that Boy Grandmom!!!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful family! That little Anchor is so precious and I LOVE his name. Such a blessing!

Ceil said...

Hi Janette! What a wonderful grandma you are, watching the boys until the arrival of Anchor! I love photos, it helps me remember you, and now I've met some of your family too. What blessings you have :)

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope we'll get to know each other better!
Ceil

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! Precious photos and sweet family!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh my goodness where have I been??? Six grandsons??? That's what I have along with 3 granddaughters but it took me 10 years to get all 9!! Many congrats my friend!

Sharon said...

WOW!! That extended Wright family tree is just blooming with new growth - and it seems like all the leaves are colored blue!! Congrats to you and your family, may God continue to bless everyone.

GOD BLESS!

(Benjamin is certainly growing up - he looks like a young man now, the boy is yielding to maturity...)

Debbie Petras said...

How blessed your family has been! Six grandsons ...how amazing. I think the Lord has filled your bucket Janette. Looking forward to your return to blog land.

Love,
Debbie

Christine said...

I love the legacy that we leave, grandchildren (and lots of them!). And look at Benjamin! Handsome and growing up before our eyes.
Congratulations to you and your growing family.

(still praying for our sons!)

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Congratulations, Janette! All beautiful kids! Six boys, wow. As of this month, I have two new grandchildren, giving me a total of seven, five boys and two girls. Love being a grandma! Wish I could see them more often. I live a seven hour drive from the closest. The others live even farther. But, thanks to modern technology we get to stay in touch.

Bless your growing family. There is no joy like a close family. You are indeed blessed in that regard.

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