My middle son got married this past December, and recently he and his wife shared some wonderful news with the Facebook world (we had known for a month or so and had been sworn to secrecy until the first trimester was behind them). Let me show you how they revealed their glorious surprise to my husband and me.
First they showed us this photo:
Then these two adorable newlyweds quickly had us peruse this second photo:
The newest little Pearl on our family string is due to make his or her appearance in October. To say we are over the moon--both for ourselves and for this happy young couple who went into their marriage completely open to God's plan for their newly created family--is an understatement.
I can't help but picture a darling little cutie pie with dark, naturally curly hair, like his or her mommy's--and her gorgeous olive skin, too (instead of the pale, easily sunburned Irish skin with which our boys have been cursed).
My son and his Preciosa will find out at 18 weeks or so if their baby is a male or a female, and then I can just say "his" or "her" when I talk about grandchild #4--and I can show images of wee ones wrapped in pink or blue, too, instead of safe, neutral yellow!
Isn't it something the way young people make announcements these days? If I recall, our parents (who were in Upstate NY) were informed about our pregnancies over the phone (from Texas, Florida, and NH). Not nearly as creative or fun a way to break the news, huh?
Here's how the baby announcement became "Facebook Official" (that's a real thing, you know). I told my son and his wife that if they'd had the helpful caption there when they broke the news to Papa and Grammy, it wouldn't have taken as long for the old guy to "get" it!
We are praying for the health and well-being of this newest little Pearl, and I would appreciate it so much, dear readers, if you could also keep this ecstatic young couple and their precious little one in your prayers. Gracias!