Friday, July 27, 2012

28 Weeks

My blog is turning into a pregnancy diary. There is always so much more I could post about, the problem is finding the time to sit down at the computer.
I miss it, but know this is just a season.
One that will quite possibly be even busier in approximately 11 weeks with the arrival of the new baby!
This past weekend we traveled to visit My Love's family.
His siblings and their families were in town visiting his Dad.
It was a good visit.
I was able to pull My Love away at a less busy time and have him capture my 28 week belly.
28 Weeks

28 Weeks

My thoughts couldn't help but wander, as I stood in her yard, to times when Grahamcracker (my Mother-In-Love) tended with her loving hands, the plants and all the beautiful flowers she always had about.

When thinking of names for this little one, so happily anticipated, we have most certainly settled on a middle name if it is a girl. . .

meaning: Famous warrior. Renowned fighter.

Grahamcracker was most certainly a warrior and fighter in my eyes. Even in the most awful days of illness, in the end, she still was such a light, and an awesome example of grace.

Whilst researching the meaning of the name Louise, I came across some info that supposedly applies to people with this name:

"People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition."
Grahamcracker was a world traveler, and loved adventure! And she most certainly set her own pace in life!
"People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broadminded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered."
Much of the above describes Grahamcracker exactly. The traits that were the most predominant were her generosity, and magnetic personality.

I so wish she could meet her grandson and be here for this baby's arrival. She was such a great Grahamcracker!


  1. I hope you have a girl and can have an eternal tribute to the woman you love. If not, then her grace and love of life will most certainly be passed through you to all three of your children. Can't wait to see who this little one is.

  2. I hope you have a girl too! My oldest daughter's name is Luisa (although we mostly call her Lulu) and I could attribute most of those personality traits to her at 6 years old. Oh, how I do hope she is a world traveler. :)

  3. You are lovely! I adore that baby belly :) And what a pretty middle name!

  4. I teared up reading about grahamcracker she was a wonderful woman indeed. Love the belly :) and I also can't wait to meet the next runyenfamily member


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