Oh Happy Day

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Friday I was working in the kitchen when I heard a knock on the front door. I opened the door only to find my two granddaughter’s Bristol (5) and Willow (3) standing there all alone with big smiles on their faces.

“Girls, what are you doing here?”

Bristol replied, “We’re having a baby brother!”

“WHAT?!?” I screamed. I jumped up and down, and hugged both of them as Jason and Ashley appeared from hiding around the corner.

You see Ashley was supposed to have her sonogram on Tuesday. But unbeknownst to me, she rescheduled it for Friday just so she could surprise everyone with the results. And surprise us she did!

We have four granddaughters and one grandson. I wish you could have seen Bradley’s reaction when he heard the news via Skype. Needless to say, this little boy is thrilled to have another soon-to-be-born boy cousin with whom to play “oh yeah!?” In case you’re wondering, “Oh Yeah” is his and his daddy’s version of floor wrestling, and he loves it!

Ashley baked some sugar cookies that were iced with baby footprints and a question mark. She posted them on her Facebook page just to tease everyone for a few hours. πŸ™‚ I’m grateful I already knew the answer. Finally she bit into one of the cookies to reveal a blue filling with this announcement–It’s a BOY!


After the past few months of mourning the loss of my mom, it is wonderful to be filled with such joy. As Ashley so aptly posted on Facebook, the Walter name lives on in our family!

When was the last time you received surprising good news?


This is post #7 in the challenge to post everyday in April.


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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18 Responses to Oh Happy Day

  1. Sharon O says:

    Oh what a wonderful joy for you. I am happy too.


  2. Denys Kelley says:

    Whoo woo! What wonderful news. I love how creative the new moms get…and that they sometimes keep us guessing.
    PS- those cookies sure are cute!


  3. Nice pictures, too.


  4. Annie says:

    Oh, how exciting! Congrats to you and Tom and all the family! That is so wonderful! And what a great way to be surprised!! πŸ™‚


  5. Julia B says:

    Congrats! Love the cookie idea.

    Friday my youngest came over for a visit with my 5m old granddaughter Lia. Lia was wearing a shirt that said ‘Only Child’ it took me about a hour before I realized underneath those two words in much smaller print were the words ‘expires in December of 2013’ – Julia


  6. Heather says:

    YaY!!! Lil boys are sooo fun!! Congratulations! The cookie announcement is adorable!


    • Debi Walter says:

      Thank you, Heather. I know–those cookies are adorable! Ashley never ceases to amaze me by the things she can do–and she does them all well! It’s a gift. πŸ™‚


  7. Ody Fabregas says:

    Congratulations Debbie!! So happy for you you all. Especially for Bradley. LOL!! How wonderful, finally a boy to play with . πŸ™‚ How sweet!


  8. How FUN!!! Congratulations!!! Another sweetheart to love… in the body of a sweet boy! We couldn’t be happier for you and Tom and your whole family. YAY God!!! Thank you God!!!


  9. Congratulations! I look forward to having grandkids someday. What a blessing for your whole family!


    • Debi Walter says:

      J, I can’t describe what a blessing it is to have 5 (soon to be 6) little people who call me “Nana.” Seeing their faces light up when I walk in a room where they are blesses me in a way nothing else ever has! So grateful to God for each one!


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