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Old 01-27-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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My great-grandaughter's birthday

Elizabeth was born at 5:15 this evening, to my 16 year old grand-daughter. She weighs 7 lbs. 6 oz, is 22" long, and has bright red hair, like her mommy, Megan.

Sixteen sure is young to be a parent. We are estranged from Megan, due to circumstances beyond our control, but we are praying for her and her baby, and hope you will, too.

Geez...GREAT-grandmother? I was grandmother at 41, and now I'm great-grandmother at 61.

This is blowing my mind. Sure wish I could get ahold of that baby, but there's no chance.

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing your news with us, Constance. I understand about estrangements. Something you have no control over sometimes. Sounds like you'd be able to lend some compassionate and wise counsel to Megan...hope things get better. And congratulations!
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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How wonderful and sad at the same time. I hope that you can let Megan know you care what happens to her and her baby. This may be a chance to heal old wounds and start the reconciliation process. We'll definitely keep her and your whole family in our prayers.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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Congratulations Constance, I hope that family ties are able to be mended and you will get to see your great granddaughter.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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Connie,
all of you are in my thoughts..I know how I adore my grandkids and I'm praying you may get the chance to renew your ties with Megan and that new beautiful baby.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Such wonderful news, Connie! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! I can't believe you are a great grandmother, either, but it's amazing. You're right, 16 is young to begin parenting. I was married at 15 and my oldest daughter was born 2 months before my 17th birthday. At the time, I had no idea what was in store for me but I can honestly say it was and is still one of the most wonderful moments in my life. I was born to be a mother and I have loved every second of it! So for your granddaughter Megan on this special day, I wish her all of the joy and happiness I have had raising my children. And for you Connie, I look forward to the day when you hold little Elizabeth in your arms - the proud matriarch of your family!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:27 PM   #7
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Ah, babies are such a gift, and I hope that you get to know the newest addition soon and well.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:42 AM   #8
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It is very young, but I pray for her that she will be a good parent and this will help break the estrangement.

I have a friend who was grandma at 34!!! I wasn't even a dad at that age.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:55 AM   #9
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I can't say it any better than everyone has already said it. I am praying for you, Megan, and the baby.

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...I have a friend who was grandma at 34!!! I wasn't even a dad at that age.
Loretta Lynn was 28 when she became a grandmother. Yikes!

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Old 01-28-2009, 05:19 AM   #10
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What a joy! Congradulations! Bless her heart-and yours.
To have 4 generations living is wonderful.
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