It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother …

that’s why the world calls her grandmother.

~Author Unknown


At 19-1/4″ and 6.8 lbs., she’s a little slip of a thing with lusty lungs!! It was touch-and-go for a while because our little girl had the cord wrapped around her neck three times (my OB/GYN daughter-in-law and proud mama says a cord wrapped around the neck once or twice is very common and not really a big deal, but three times is a little riskier, so they had to deliver Rory with a last-minute C-section. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who prayed for this delivery — we are SO grateful to God and to you!! We have plenty of pix below, so be sure to check them out …

Thursday night, Keith and I were celebrating 33 years of wedded bliss when we got the call that my son and daughter-in-law were on the way to the hospital!! Let me tell you, a little, pink bundle of joy sure says “Happy Anniversary” to me!! 🙂 As I mentioned before, I had planned to write a nice, long Journal Jot today with LOTS of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers Conference), but babies are one of the few things that can actually shut me up, apparently, so you are SPARED this week!!

Instead, I will just show you some highlight pix from my day yesterday and save the ACFW conference stories and pix for next week.

Anyway, here’s how my day was yesterday … how was yours??? 🙂

Here’s Aurora Grace (Rory) Lessman after 10 minutes of life!!


My son Matt, me and daughter Amy waiting for the big moment …

Then Grandma “JuJu” holds Rory for the first time, and YES, I am crying … so, what’s new??? 

Three generations of Lessmans … Grandpa Keith, Dad Matt and RORY!!!

Finally, we have mama and baby … a MOST unusual experience for my daughter-in-law Katie who delivers babies for a living, delivering on THIS side of the bed, I can tell you that … 🙂

Thanks SO much for sharing in my joy with me, and when my feet land back on the ground and things get back to normal, so will my Journal Jots … Of course, with me, “normal” is ALWAYS a relative term … 🙂