Wednesday, May 6, 2009

30 weeks pregnant...Both Grandma's are very excited for the arrival of their first Grandson!

Since Mothers Days is approaching in a couple of days I thought I would update the blog geared to both our Mothers. I also thought it would be nice to share the thoughts and excitement that each grandmother has wrote about J.J.. They both have been talking and shopping for his arrival non-stop. I asked them to write their thoughts down for J.J. about a month ago. One day I will be able to show him, how they loved him before they even met him. This will be Donna's(Wes's Mom) first blood grandchild and this will be my mothers first Grandson(she already has two precious granddaughters).

Love Letters to J.J. from Grandmothers:
Dear Little
When I think of your birth-
day. I visualize this little adorable baby boy coming into this world, with little twinkling eyes and a big bright smile, Oh little one you will be so loved and cherished by all! You will bring so much JOY to so MANY FAMILIES. Since you will be the first male grand child, you will be surrounded by little girl cousins who will want to play with you, as if you were their little play doll, but you will be protected and loved by all!! What you really will enjoy about our families is our devotion and guidance by GOD!! Just know you are so WELCOME into this place called HOME!!!

Love always

Your Nana'

Dear Joshua James,

You have not taken your first breath of air, yet you have already touched my heart in ways beyond what I could have imagined. The mere thought of you can bring both a smile to my mouth and a tear to my eye. I cannot think about you without thinking about God, praying to Him for your safe arrival, and thanking Him for the miracle of life.

I gave birth to your father at a later age than many, so have often wondered if I would be blessed enough to live to see Grandchildren of my own. Here I am, turning 65, blessed with good health so far, and now wanting to live to at least 87 to see you graduate from college! So you are already motivating me to make sure I eat right and exercise regularly. How can such a small-not-yet-in-the-world boy have such power over my thoughts and actions!

I want you to know what a strong family of God you are being born into. Your father and mother both put Jesus first and each other second on the day of their marriage. You are a child born out of great love between a man and a woman who have God at the center of their lives. They longed for you and prayed for you before you were even conceived. In Luke chapter 18:16 God says “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” I know that your earthly mom and dad, both of whom I love completely, will in no way “hinder you from the Kingdom of God” but will indeed raise you up in the ways of the Lord. (Deut 6:5-7) I get excited when I think that I can be a part of that! (Of course, one of the main things I would teach you is the 5th Commandment which is to “Honor your father and mother! Deut 5:16a even when you are a teenager!)

When I think about seeing things anew through your eyes, my heart fills with joy, anticipation and glee! Not only will I get to see you marvel at this amazing world God has made for us, but also I will get to see your mom and dad experience the agape kind of love that can only come from having your own child. Having children gives us but a glimpse of the kind of love God has for us. You, my precious Grandson, without doing a thing but resting in our arms, will glorify God and teach us once again to “Trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) You see the miracle of life you bring is beyond our understanding yet among the most precious gifts God gives us.

I love you so much and I haven’t even met you yet! I can only imagine the joy I will have when at last I can hold you in my arms and see your face!

Your Gramma Donna

Love Letters to our Mothers:


Thank you very much for the email and the letter to J.J. I know he will treasure that letter in life.

Jonnique and I love you very much too. You said that you are blessed to have us, but in reality we are blessed to have you!!! You are always there to help, encourage, support, and pray for us. You are invaluable to us. We count you as a huge blessing that God has given to us. We are so glad that you get to be the grandmother of our baby as we know you will be great!!! Our house is always open to you. You can come and stay anytime you want. We can never repay you for all you have done for us.
We love ya,
Wes ( and Nique)

Dear Momma (Teri)
Where do I start, I guess by saying I love you and thank you! I thought that this being your 3rd grandchild, you would not be as excited compared to your first and even your second grandchild. I was wrong, it sometimes seems as if you are more excited than Wes and I. Thank you for all that you have already done for J.J.. You have laid down your life to come help us move and when Wes had his surgery, so that your pregnant daughter would not overwork herself. We could never repay you and will forever treasure those memories we had with you, when you came out. Thank you not only for what you have done for me in my pregnancy but for all that you have done for me in my life. I pray that I can love my children the way that you love your own.

Love Jonnique (and Wes)

Happy Mothers Day to you both! Thank you in advance for the shower that you both are planning together for us(along with Aunt Kit) and for your presence that you both will have in the delivery room when J.J is born! P.S. We love that you guys also love each other so well, too!


Anonymous said...

Happy Mother’s Day to you !!!!!, Love, Janet J

Anonymous said...


Love, Cousin Alicea

Anonymous said...

So special, a Blessed little baby. (Even while he's still in the womb)I've noticed that Grandparents seem to treasure their grands,even more so than their actual ones. Baby Joshua will definitely have a lot of love. You know what's so amazing too; God loved him even before he entered into mommy's womb.How awesome is that..... Love ya, mamma Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi there Bell's,
Wow, look at you missy......:) Always good to hear from you, and great to get your update. You're so cute Niq! Hi Wes - you're cute too! You both are so blessed, and my heart is so warmed to read about the progression, and preparation of Joshua James, so much love around you all and him.
May God continue to bless you and keep you both. Can't wait to see you later this month at the baby shower. Me and Ma Briggs will both be there.

Much love, Aunt Bev

Anonymous said...

Dear Jonnique,
I just looked at your blog. You have so many great ideas for the nursery and I'm so looking forward to the shower. I just got decorations for tables and all and brown with a sports theme! Yippee! I can't wait to hold that little pumpkin! Hugs, Aunt Kit

FranBriggs said...

I love reading your blogs. I am so happy for you, Wes, J.J. and the grandparents... And my sister-in-law...UMPH. Teri. Thank you for staying so loving. You are so amazing and every pic - in front of - or behind the camera, shows.

I love you all!