A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You wait and you wait

And then all of a sudden…….
We received an email followed by a phone call.  The picture in the email:
Our darling daughter and son-in-law chose this way to break their wonderful news.  A baby!!!  Coming in November!!! 
We’re more than thrilled.  As we’ve watched our friends become grandparents, we’ve suffered the pangs of jealousy and felt the stirrings of longing.  But apparently we were meant to learn patience.
The kids asked us to keep the news to ourselves for a few weeks, and we’ve done just that – but oh, so hard!
This was late March – 6 weeks pregnant.
At 9 weeks, we got a phone call, and DD was finding it very hard to talk through her tears.      A few minutes of anxiety, as we listened to her tale of a problem that took them to the ER, and the hours of doctors and tests and probing and ultrasound, and this is the picture they got:

Yes, that’s TWO!  Two little sacs, two little babies!  TWO!!  At once!
How blessed we feel!  How anxious we feel!  How excited we feel!
Words can’t begin to express all of the emotion.  Somehow, as exciting as one grandchild is, getting two at once just feels ten times as exciting.
The other new grand-parents stopped by shortly after we all got the news, and after hugs all around, we couldn’t help but start to make plans…..to knit, to buy, to make diapers, to help.
And now I get to make a baby quilt for one of my own!  How fabulous is that!
I am one happy Nan!              Blessings, Peg


  1. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you and your family. Doubly thrilled!

  2. Oh Peg I am so happy for you all. That quilt you make for those babies will be the most blessed you have ever done. What an exciting new adventure to come your way and congrats to the mom and dad too.

  3. Congrats!! That is soooo exciting! I look forward to lots and lots of pictures.

  4. Oh twice the excitement - what fun you all will have - grandbabies are the greatest thing in the world.

  5. A bounty of babies! How thrilling for you.

  6. How exciting for you all!! Two at once ~ A Double Blessing for sure!

  7. Congratulations all around! You must be over the moon, Peg.

  8. When I told Ali that you were going to be a grandparents, she said, "Peggy must be thrilled." My reply was, "Yep, she's pretty excited. There must have been a million !!!s in her e-mail." I'm so happy for you and the parents to be. You're gonna love being a grandma. It's the best!