Before Baby Girl Comes

As the time for Baby Girl approaches, I’ve been feeling more and more reflective. I told AJ that a few days ago, I looked for something in an old purse and found a diaper and wipes and had that wonderful feeling come over me just how blessed I am to have babies in my life. I love it so much.

Late yesterday afternoon I asked Amanda if she and Curtis wanted to have a date because I’d so happily keep that boy of theirs. They took me up on it and by the time Jackson got to Bibby’s house, I’d erected a tent in the middle of the floor (made out of chairs and a big bed spread) and had a home-made track for our Hot Wheels coming out of it like a long tongue. After we played a while, we sat, he and I, at the dinner table and ate supper (macaroni and cheese and the world’s best white cake leftover from Baby Girl’s LPM shower – but we didn’t exactly eat them in that order. Don’t tell mommy.) I took in everything about him last night. Every word he said. Every expression he made. Before we know it, there will be two to share our attentions and we can hardly wait but it’s still so good to have a moment and reflect on this one little dude and the huge impact he’s had on three families.

Lord have mercy. He’s such a boy. Three years ago, he turned our girly Moore-lives upside down and we’ve been drunk on him ever since. I remember when Amanda first began entertaining that she might want to have children but one thing she knew for sure: they’d need to be girls. Only girls. She couldn’t handle…that other kind. Then we found out about four and a half months into her first pregnancy that she was having a man-child. I was ecstatic! It was about time for some more Testosterone around here. She was happy about the prospect by then and Curtis was completely beside himself. I remember Amanda having a dream some days later that a nurse came to her with a baby wrapped in pink and said, “Mrs. Jones, we have your baby now. You can trade back in that baby boy.” And she said what you think she said. Not on your ever loving life. She was hooked.

Tonight my full-term darling firstborn is going with her man and her nearly 3 year-old son to the Monster Truck show. (Yes, with earphones for protection and extra wraps. Please don’t make her more overprotective than she already is!) This will undoubtedly be the best night thus far of Jackson Curtis Jones’ entire life. He could practically say Monster Truck before he could say Mommy. Slight exaggeration but I have never seen a little boy more obsessed with vehicles in my life. I, the slowest driver in the entire Gulf Coast and the leading cause of road rage in America (per my daughters), have been known to break the sound barrier just to catch up with a truck I knew he’d want to see. “Go faster, Bibby! Faster!” So I put the pedal to at least 45 mph of metal just to make that boy squeal.

Of course, the men could go to the Monster Truck show without Amanda but she’ll have nothing of the kind. To be honest, I wish I were going myself. But could you imagine my hair afterward? Don’t you think the noise could do follicle damage?

Amanda, on this eve-season before Baby Girl blesses our lives with every shade of pink, I want you to know that you have been a fabulous boy’s mom. I will treasure for the rest of my life seeing cars in your purse every time you open it to get out your wallet. I know all the times you’ve nearly gotten your hind-end stuck, crawling into the playground equipment to make sure your wild little man wasn’t killing himself. And all the while your friends with girls got to actually finish their conversations. He is an incredible little boy. So full of life. And, yes, I know, such a handful. You’re not imagining things. He is a whole lot of person. A whole lot of delightful person.

Curtis Jones has been one of the best dad’s I’ve ever seen in my life, but, young lady, I want you to hear your mother say this loud and clear: YOU HAVE BEEN A TERRIFIC MOM TO THAT UNSTOPPABLE LITTLE FORCE WE CALL JACKSON JONES. Great job. G-R-E-A-T J-O-B.

Now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s have us a girl. Feel anything at all?? A single little cramp? Like every five minutes?

PS. Tomorrow’s Scripture memory day, Siestas! Have yours ready and look for that post.


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  1. 51
    Retta says:

    *tear* Beautiful! with two girls and a son of my own…I understand completely…God is so Good too good in His blessings.

  2. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Having joyfully mothered two amazingly different but wonderful boys, I thought at times I was already in Heaven when my eldest married the sweetest girl in the world, then two years later, gave me a precious grand daughter. GRAND. A girly girl. Complete with a deeply embedded to her hot pink painted toe nails love love love of all things princess. We are so…. sparkley, curly, lacey, pink and purple, flowers and hearts, babies, Barbies, Cinderella and all her beautiful friends, blankies, jewelry, made up make-up, dancing, singing, Girl stuff. And now, I have two!!! God is the Giver of all good things. So much of the experiences I’ve been blessed to share with my grands have reminded me of the sweet times I had with my boys. While they were young, we camped, fished, hiked, climbed, dug, forged, built and blew up, shaped and shattered, ran and fell, every where God led us on our adventures. Right about the time I began to really miss those days, along came these magnificant little girls, so sweet and tender, so tiny and fragile, yet stronger than we know. God has already done miraculous things in their lives and I eagerly await what He will teach me through them tomorrow. Grandchildren are the opportunity to do it all again, with alittle more ease, a little more wisdom, and a lot more appreciation. Thank you my dear Beth for this chance to pour it all out.

  3. 53
    R says:

    this was so sweet! i have two daughters (3 and 1), and we’re expecting baby BOY in May! this made me even more excited about him. i love reading amanda’s blog, too–she encourages me so much about being a “boy mom”, but your post was just as good as getting a blessing from my own mother. (she’s not a believer, and her encouragement is sparse.)

    thank you–i needed that! it was like a pat on the back telling me, “you can do this, R!”

  4. 54
    lavonda says:

    This is by far my very favorite post I’ve ever ever read on here in the year and however long I’ve been a siesta.

    I’m sitting here crying, Beth,(okay I’m bawling) because you just said to Amanda words like I’ve always longed to hear my own mama say to me.
    I LOVE how you love your girls so much and how you show that love to them!

    Quality time…. isn’t it so precious? I love seeing grandparents who will get on the floor and play with their grandchildren. And go to their games and cheer them on and just flat spend time with them.

    Neither of my parents were like that with me, and aren’t now with my children. I feel so unimportant all the time. (and I’m secretly jealous of those kids who have their grandparents at the games cheering them on.)

    You all set a wonderful example for how things should be — good stuff and bad stuff, you guys are the real deal and I just love you for it!

    Will be praying for baby girl and Amanda the next couple weeks… what an exciting time!

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    ocean mommy says:

    As a mommy to little girls, I often wonder about that “other kind”! God blessed us with two precious nephews, one of which…well…his homelife is not what God intended.. We are so in love with this little guy. He asks to come to our house and we love it when he does. Sometimes I think God gave me daughters so that special role and love of a man child would be reserved for that sweet little nephew. Does that make sense??

    Anyway..I can hardly wait to hear the news that Baby girl is here! PLUS learn her name!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. 56
    Traci says:

    I got tears in my eyes reading that. Oh the jealousy I have FOR you to have that kind of mother-daughter relationship.

    My little girl was 4 and a half when her little brother arrived and it was miraculous how “big” she became the day he stepped in. No more baby girl. It was killer and still is as I watch all the home videos I am turning into DVD.

    You are one blessed lady Bethmoore. I will be praying for a safe delivery of your little granddaugher.

  7. 57
    Groovewoman ♫ says:

    Beth you are so sweet to you girls. I have to say, I wish I had even a LITTLE slice of a relationship with my mom as you and your girls have. Amanda & Melissa, you are SO BLESSED to have a mother who will encourage you and praise you for being who you are.

    I love you all and because of this blog, feel like part of the family. Thank you, all three of you, for including us in your lives.

    Come on Baby girl.. there's a HUGE family waiting to meet you!

  8. 58
    Julie says:

    Oh my heavenly days. That Jackson sounds just like my son. He is now 13 and still is totally car crazy. Just today he was hoping his dad would taken him to that Monster Truck Show.

    I didn’t get my baby girl until said boy was 5 1/2. She couldn’t be more pink. But surprisingly, they can play together. As long as it’s what he wants to play. No ponies or Polly Pockets for his manly self.

  9. 59
    bigdogmom says:

    Beth, I am Grams to two little girls that live with me. My oldest granddaughter is 2 1/2 but is a spitfire. From the moment she wakes up until she crashes at night she is on the go. My youngest is 16 months and is mellow. It is wonderful to be grams and be able to lavish love and fun onto our grandkids. Your post reminds me that we need to tell our kids how well they are doing. I am so convicted by how you pour your approval onto your kids. I will take note of that and really try to do so with my own daughters.

  10. 60
    Carrie says:

    That was priceless. What a great affirmation from a mother to a daughter. I too have an all out boy who is now big brother to his sister who is becoming quite the tomboy princess. Thanks for letting us into your lives. We love you all!

  11. 61
    Beth says:

    Girls, listen here to your Siesta Mama: You are WONDERFUL MOTHERS! I KNOW that you are! I, too, longed to hear my mom say certain things. Though she could be affirming at times and about certain things, there were conversations I longed to have that were never had. BUT, we can take that longing and turn it into a different kind of loving. We can either repeat history or we can deliberately set out, in the power of Jesus, to change the family trend.

    Be affirmed this day, Sweet Daughter in the faith. That you care as much as you do about your parenting indicates what a great parent you are. You seek every day of your life to be a little stronger and do life a little better every single time you seek the face of God. Your children are BLESSED INDEED.

    I believe many things will get said in Heaven that we longed to hear on earth. All our insanities and insecurities will be long behind us, may God be praised.

    I love you guys. Hang in there. You are doing a fabulous job and I promise you people around you notice.

    PS. Holly, I loved the story about the boat! Just messin’. I leaned in like Jackson does when I read to him and I anticipated every word. I could almost hear you read it! Y’all are so creative.

  12. 62
    Vicki says:

    What a precious posting, Beth. It made me tear up a bit as my precious daughter is expecting her first child, a daughter, in about 8 weeks. How excited we all are, and I can’t wait to see the wonderful mom that my little girl is going to be. We are praying for you all, and can’t wait to hear the joyous news when little girl arrives.

  13. 63
    Holly says:

    Love you, too. And I am of the “tribe of Joaseph” with you when it comes to our Mamas. Not passing down those strongholds thanks to Jesus in you and through you in “Breaking Free.” May your week be full of “messin’!” Messin’ with granchildren!!

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    Inksstillwet says:

    Just this morning I took my little guy into the doctor and we went to the restroom. With eyes lit up, he looked me square in the eyes, with his hands in his pockets and said, “Mom, look what I got!!!” And out come 2 cars from his pockets. Yes, boys are rowdy, hyper and hysterical all rolled in to one. And he tells me that I kiss him too much! Congrats to the Jones’ and cheers to the pink that their baby girl will be wearing home from the hospital!
    Love, Amy in OK

  15. 65
    Betsy says:

    My son is 5-l/2 years older than my baby girl. How he loved her when we brought her home–he finally had a playmate! Well, when she was about 2 months old I found him walking proudly through the house with her perched on his shoulders, her little head and shoulders slumping over his head. After my near-heart attack, I gently took her from him and we had a little talk about her safety! So after that, I would find him dragging her around the house on one of her little pink baby quilts. At least she was ground level! Now, he is 23 and she is 17–she survived! Having a son and daughter are the absolute best gifts from God!

  16. 66
    Dionna says:

    I bet Keith was so thrilled when he had that little boy join the ranks – he was probably so ready for another dude on the “Moore ranch!” 🙂 And yet this little girl is going to have grandpa wrapped around her fingers – you just wait.

    I love how you relish loving. I pray that I can soak in all the love I feel for those near and dear to me, as well.

  17. 67
    Theresa says:

    What a beautiful note to your daughter. My mother passed a few years ago and I shamefully say that I never spoke those words to her and she never to me. Although we both felt them we didn’t share with each other. How important they are to hear and how wise you are to speak them out. As a mother of two stinkin’ beautiful men (18 and 21)….thank you for being a godly and real example of what I pray Jesus is making me to be…the best mother-in-love to my future my daughters!
    I pray a healthy shade of pink all over you at guys!

  18. 68
    karilynn says:

    I first read this about an hour ago and it has so been on my mind. Amanda, you are so blessed to have someone in your life to tell you this!! Parents needs this affirmation (at least I know I sure do) but it seems to come to seldom. I wish I had someone in my life cheering me on as my role of mother!

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    fuzzytop says:

    This was just the most beautiful post…. Are you trying to make us all bawl our eyes out??? Well, it’s working here….sniff sniff

    As a mom of a daughter and son, now 12 and 10, I could so relate to the cars in the purse… With my son it was Thomas the Tank Engine – and our house was always a jumble of trains and track…


    P.S. I cannot wait to hear Baby Girl Jones’s name!!!!

  21. 71
    shannon says:

    I have a girl and a boy and it’s fun having time to play “princess” and then go dig in the mud…and sometimes we dig in the mud with our tiaras on 🙂

  22. 72
    Stephanie says:

    It is truly a blessing to have a special mother daughter relationship, I truly enjoy the relationshp i have with my daughter she is the only girl, 3 brothers but she is the oldest and she is spoiled. We as grandma’s are very blessed too, I have 7 grandchildren, 2 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. They are all a joy in my life.

  23. 73
    abraham's daughter says:

    One of the biggest joys of my life is watching our kids become wonderful parents. Alas, it is also just a little satisfying for them to realize that it is harder than it looks. Then again, I didn’t appreciate what my parents had done until I was in the midst of it all.

  24. 74
    Anonymous says:

    This made me cry becuse it was so sweet and awesome. And because I have 3 boys and I wish somebody, anybody would tell me I’m a good boy’s mom because I don’t feel like one, especially to the teenaged boy. And because my heart still breaks and longs for a baby girl that I’ll never have. You all are so, so blessed.

  25. 75
    Moose Mama says:

    Thank-you for the loving and encouraging words.


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    Tara G. says:


  27. 77
    Lisa says:

    This is the sweetest post and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I am the Mom of a “full of life, no holds barred, anything goes, ain’t scared of nothin’ boy.” He is the most precious thing in the world. At the age of eight he has already accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and loves Sunday School. He’s my big guy and my baby all wrapped up into one beautiful, brilliant carbon copy of his father.
    So, I know all about it, Sista. And, it’s a grand and wonderful thing.
    Also, tell Ms. Amanda, that as much as she will adore her little girl, there is still a very special and different bond between a Mom and her son – especially the first born.
    Many, many blessings to all the Moores. I pray you have lots of grandbabies.

  28. 78
    Anonymous says:

    First took a Beth Moore study in fall 2002-Enjoyed hearing the joy in the life of your family on the arrival of your “Grandboy” Blessings for the same as your family awaits the arrival of your “Grandgirl”!

  29. 79
    twinkle says:

    I just wanted to say how precious these words are. I can feel the reflection in your words. Little boys are a sweet blessing. Little girls are so different but just as sweet. I am imagining the tears as you welcome this new little soul into your family. Thank God for the blessing of a happy home!
    I send you a verse that you might want to reflect on.

    Psalm 144:12(NLT)…

    “May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants.

    May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.”

    Beth, I’m imagining the beauty and grace of all of our daughters (and future granddaughters) as pillars in God’s palace. And the sons and future grandsons flourishing as well-nutured plants in God’s palace.

    By the way, this psalm (144) is titled in my Bible “A psalm of trust.”

    I feel like a part of your family through this community of believers. Thanks for sharing your heart with us. May God be Faithful and True to all who hope in Him.

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Beth and Amanda, I did the same thing with my boys–make tents, go to truck shows,baseball games, basketball games, football games, wash dirty laundry, and give up so many girly times for the sake of my four men (me being the only girl) and tonight on my 44th birthday with my men all grown I received a full cleaning of my house (I was told that I would not lift a finger) taken out to dinner with all four men (gave up their own teenage friends and plans) my two youngest took me to the movie and my son’s girlfriend text me to say Happy Birthday and I Love You. The fruit is SO worth it. I can’t wait to perhaps one day enjoy a baby girl grandchild but if not, I would do it all over again. Much love, Sally in Oklahoma

  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda is so lucky to hear that you are so proud of her. How awesome y’all are to have each other. I am sure that Amanda is a great mother because she had you as an awesome example. Thank You for sharing your life with us. I’ll be praying about the delivery and can’t wait to see pictures.

    Shawn, Georgia

  32. 82
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    What more or was that MOORE can a Queen Wanda Elizabeth want than to have her own Prince and Princess in the family of InHAIRitance!!

    It is such a treat to read the blogs from you and your precious girls. Thank you!!

    Please tell Amanda that she should get
    ( as well as you and Keith)
    I did this with my sons when they were little. 20 months a part and first born wanted LOTS of attention after being 1st grandbaby and darling to all he met.
    * Several of my friends took my advice and have gotten a SPECIAL BOX for their child/grandchild.

    BOX for _____________

    1.It can only be brought out when mommy is nursing/feeding baby.

    2. Fill with fun little toys
    ( purchase at dollar store )
    3. Let the child know how many minutes before having to take the box back to special place.
    ~ keeps them from tantrums! 🙂

    It is a “special” time for the
    1st born child to know that when
    2nd child is getting attention from mommy or Bibby HE has his special box to play with and the baby doesn’t!!!

    I can’t wait until tomorrow!!!

    What a special day in my beach town today ~ my “man” husband and I walked 4 miles on the beach, and then lunch on the deck overlooking ocean ~ my honeykins made me the best espresso EVER! We fed “bird friend” and seagulls all are wild but love to have lunch with us. bird friend eats from my husbands hand now.
    Then I got such a great surprise!
    Honeykins told me that he was taking me and my college sons on their spring break to England for a week. The boys are so excited ~ I will try and get some crown jewels for the Pink Princess of Jones while I am there!! And I will bring Jackson some rocks from Stonehenge. 🙂

    I love the Siesta’s~~
    I want to say hello to Teri, and so many who have left me the sweetest emails ever!!
    Always remember ~




    Be Still.. and know that I am God
    Psalm 46:10

    Thank you , Thank you , Thank you
    With “Heaven Bound” blessings,
    Kim Safina

  33. 83
    Amy Storms says:

    Just beautiful–I’m in tears. I grew up with a sister, too, and was quite terrified when my Kid #1 was a boy. But you’re so right–they are delightful. And so are girls. 🙂 Blessings on your delivery and your special family!

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m in an “intensive care” season of my life- thanks for the delightful distraction- blessings to you and your wonderful family- you bless us so-

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for how you teach us to speak blessings over those people who are in our lives. I love how you do this for your girls and all those other people in your life that God allows you to have influence over. I pray that my words will be the same for my husband, children and every other person who God puts in my path. Thank you Beth for showing us how God uses our words….they do have the power of life and death. I pray mine will be life!

    Excited to meet Baby Girl,

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    Lisa V says:

    Well that’s about the sweetest letter I’ve ever read. Thanks, I mean really thanks for sharing that with us. As a mom with an almost 3 year old boy, I have to say, I really need to hear sometimes that I’m doing a good job being a mommy and I’m thinking Amanda is going to really love hearing that. Boy (pun intended!), us moms sure need that kind of support and encouragement like that every once in a while.

    By the way, the bible verse memorization has been such a blessing for me! Having 2 a month has been so much more manageable, now I really believe I can do it.

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    Bobbie says:

    There’s no question in my mind why Amanda is such a great Mom to Jackson and will be to Baby Girl, too–she has grown up with the love of a Mom that let her know she was loved in wonderful ways! You, Beth, are an amazing lady and are able to put your feelings into such beautiful words.

    Amanda, we went to a stock car race on my due date hoping it would shake the baby out–no luck!
    She’s going to come when she’s ready!


  38. 88
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    Bawling. Just bawling.

    You girls are an inspiration to moms/daughters everywhere. Especially for those of us who didn’t have that model before us and would do anything to have a letter such as the one you’ve just written to darlin’ AJ. Thanks for showing us how to do the mother thing well.

    I CAN NOT WAIT for that birth announcement! 🙂

  39. 89
    Rhonda says:

    My sisters have girls & boys. My household- straight up man child domain. It took until my youngest was nearly 3 before ANY grandparent would keep him overnight – too much to watch. Even now he can not go out unsupervised. One day I lost him in the woods – he was following the dog down to a pond. Man children are a differnt breed but a blessed breed! Praying for you all & can't wait to see youngest Jones!

  40. 90
    Charlotte says:

    That was sooo sweet! Oh the memories this post brings back to me of my kids’ baby years! They are 13 and 11. He wouldn’t want anyone to know it but my son really adores his little sister she might get on his nerves sometimes but noone else better mess with her! Anyway there’s no better gifts from God than our children! God is so awesome! God bless!

  41. 91
    lavonda says:

    Isn’t it sooo wonderful? We can learn from what we live, and Our God is the God of ‘do-overs’ and second chances! I’m so glad I get to be this kind of mama to my babies. I’m pouring into them what I’ve always wanted my whole life 🙂

    Regarding the end of your post…

    I didn’t trust those old wives tales, but when I was about where Amanda is with my 2nd pregnancy, I called a midwife friend and asked her straight up to tell me the truth. Did castor oil really work? She said, ssssh, yes, but not to tell my doctor she told me that. So, I went right out and bought me some. Gulped down 2 tbs of it like a true woman who wanted to hold her baby and wear a belt again.
    Then, for good measure, thought “I’d better drink 2 more” :O
    OH MY WORD. I spent the next 2 hours with VERY STRONG contractions! I packed my bag (once I could get out of the bathroom) and was basically sitting in the car waiting on my husband when, they stopped.

    Soooo, it didn’t work for me.
    …but ummmm… you could always slip some castor oil in her next cup of Starbucks…

    (Love you Amanda!! Sorry if she actually does it!)

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    comomx3 says:

    My little boy told me the other night he wanted to marry me. So sweet! I told him that I was married to his daddy already. His reply, “Well, just take your rings off!”. What joy a boy brings! However, I also have two girls (one of which just purchased her first undergarment- you know what I mean!) It’s so fun to dress up, have tea, pedicures, try new recipes. Safe Delivery Oh Pregnant One!

  43. 93
    Anonymous says:

    I have to admit boys are great, I have two, 11 and 9. I was told all through my pregancy up to the day before I had my youngest that I was having a girl. Oh to my surprise and my husband’s surprise that girl come out a boy. I would have loved to have a girl but I think God knew what was best for my husband and I. I thank God everyday for the two beautiful gifts He has given my husband and I. No matter what boy or girl they are beautiful gifts from God and treasure them always.

    I wish Amanda, Curtis, and Jackson a safe delivery and a healthly baby girl.

    God bless you and your family.

    Beth, I would also like to thank you for work that you do for Christ. You have greatly inspired me and may God continue to bless you and your ministry.

    South Carolina

  44. 94
    Mercy4Drew says:

    Reminds me of my special boy-child that came into my life 12 yrs ago; what a joy, ‘a son’ after two perfect girls and two other miscarriages! In spite of the autism he lives with daily, he has been an “unexpected joy” and has shown me purity in a way that I could have never ‘expected’!

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    Adrienne says:

    We experienced the same in our family… a litte boy who hung the moon, and now a sweet baby girl who is our shining star! Best wishes in this new season!

    Beth, my Biblestudy girls are so excited about sharing a picture with you of our “staircase” from our “Psalms of Ascent study”! If you click on my profile and go to my blog, “One Boy, One Girl” I have posted it there under “Dear Beth Moore.” 🙂

    Thank you for blessing us!
    Adrienne Maples
    Seonia, GA

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    Nancy says:

    I’m so excited for y’all and the coming arrival of that baby girl! I just received a call that our daughter-in-law’s water broke today and they are at the hospital (in San Diego) so it could be tonight or tomorrow! Love them grand babies!
    and y’all too!


  47. 97
    Anonymous says:

    All i can say is blessings to you all, everyone of you deserve it. Beth you are just one amazing lady in so many ways.Amanda i don’t even have to meet you to see what a wonderful mother you are and i don’t have any kids yet but i work with them everyday and let me just tell you i can’t imagine life without them. By the looks and sounds of it you and Curtis have done a fabulous job. Melissa im not pushing anything but let me tell you when God blesses ya’ll with a little gift I better be the first one to know…hahaha. I know we are couple states away amanda but if ya’ll are ever in Florida and need a babysitter oh it would be my pleasure, I would go for just meeting all ya’ll first though. I pray for a safe and healthy delivery and pictures ASAP!!
    Hugs and Kisses

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, I understand your excitement, I really do. But I’ve lost three babies. Can’t have any more. Will never have a son. Will never have a daughter. I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but it’s so hard not to be jealous. I’m happy for you and yours, but at the same time it absolutely breaks my heart. How does one become compassionate and full of joy for friends when it’s so incredibly hard not to be jealous?

    PS: You don’t have to post this publicly–I know it’s very negative. But, sometimes… I feel like the only woman on the planet without a bundle of joy to call my own. It hurts! It truly does.

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    AMENMom says:

    I wish my children had a grandmother like you 🙂


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    Ann says:

    I am so happy for all of you! I had 2 boys first, and then a little girl and each are so precious in their own way. Now, I am blessed to be a Grammy, and the JOY of a little girl and THEN twins (one boy and one girl…all in the same family AND 1 year apart!) has been a huge delight to us! I never knew how much love there could be for those sweet grandbabies! God is so good! My Mom had the sweetest Christian spirit and was always so encouraging to me. She had a way of “suggesting” things…and only if asked. I miss her so much. She had a huge impact on my life and her grandkids’ lives. Amanda is so blessed to have a Mom like you, Beth, and her kids are very blessed as well…you are all a Granny should be!

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