Mutual Admiration Society

June 1, 2013 | My Jottings

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful.
One moment you’re just a mother.
The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.

~Pam Brown

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I’ve been watching my granddaughter Louisa a day or two a week lately, and yesterday we had so much fun together. She’s ten months old now and is the happiest baby I’ve ever known.

Sometimes I wonder why the Lord takes a good long time in answering my fervent prayers, but with Louiser I see an answer to prayer every day. Last summer a wonderful group of women joined me for Bible study again. We always pray for each other, and one of my prayer requests was that God would give Chris and Sharon (who was still pregnant then) a good natured baby. He not only answered that one, He did above and beyond what we could have imagined.

Every adjective you’d hope would apply to your child or grandchild, Louiser is. Sweet. Healthy. Content. Cuddly. Giggly. Tender. And while I didn’t pray for cuteness, she’s pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Recently I asked for a sling of some sort so I can carry Louisa with me as I’m doing things in the house, and these photos are of her in the sling, taken by Sharon in her studio. I think I look a little wild eyed. 🙂


Now can I tell you a secret my friends? Shhhhhh, don’t tell Louiser’s mom, dad or siblings, okay?

(I’m her favorite person.)

Pleeease don’t let that get around because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. This little girl loves everyone she lays eyes on and has smiles and waves and hugs for all.

But look at this picture below and tell me you can’t see it.


She loves her grandma. And her grandma loves her. Do you see the two-person Mutual Admiration Society that has begun? I’m the President and Louisa is the Vice-President.

I hope seeing that bundle of sweetness makes you smile as much as it does me.

Have a blessed weekend!


  1. Roberta says:

    The photo of the two of you looking into each other’s eyes ( which, by the way, look similarly beautiful and bright) radiates recognition and LOVE.
    How happy for both of you.
    Are you sure you are the President, Julie?

  2. Sue says:

    Priceless photos!

  3. Just Julie says:

    Roberta and Sue….thank you so much. And Roberta, I think I should be the President for now, until Louisa is old enough to take over the helm. 🙂 xxoo

  4. Kay in Cornwall says:

    The happiness in these photos is shared just by putting them on-line. Isn’t the internet wonderful?!
    P.S. The money that we lost to Liam (regarding the new windows) has been more than replaced by God in another way. Isn’t He beyond wonderful?! Alan and I would so love to thank everyone again who prayed for us. 🙂

  5. Just Julie says:

    I can’t wait to hear more about this Kay…rejoicing with you and Alan! xo

  6. Ember says:

    No, I’m with Roberta. Louisa for President. Such gorgeous photos 😀 xxx

  7. Helen in Switzerland says:

    Awwwww! Gorgeous photos and Louiser really is the prettiest little girl!

  8. Just Julie says:

    Helen and Ember — thank you! Wish you could meet her. 🙂

  9. Shari C. says:

    Awww, Julie…seeing that bundle of sweet baby-ness did make me smile! Thank you!
    Louisa is beautiful! You are a blessed grandma 🙂 And she is a blessed little grandbaby!

  10. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Shari… So thankful for your visits here… xo

  11. Pat says:

    What adorable pictures – she really is one of the cutest babies ever! You need to get that last pic blown up and framed – it’s too precious for words. You are SO blessed…

  12. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Pat — I want you to meet her! I know she would love you. 🙂 xoxo

  13. Jess @possiblemary says:

    She is a dose of extra cute:) Congrats to Sharon!! And yes, you do look like her favorite person:)

  14. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Jess! I think your little one looks like a clone of her mama… xo

  15. Sharon says:

    You can’t have that baby! I grew her, she’s mine! ;P

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