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September 18, 2010

~The longest Journey~

Landen James ...Sept 17th  12:59 Pm weight 6 lbs 7 ozs
Well guys, finally God answered my prayers and gave my family a healthy little Landen...Mama had 23 hours of labor and no pain killers, never once did she let out a cry or moan...What a trooper Candace was and I could not be prouder of her...Husband Branden (Daddy) cut the cord helped with pushing her legs, rubbing her back and the look of pure joy on his face when his son was born will always be struck in my memory..
Candace's Mama ( Dawna) and myself were all in the birthing room to welcome Landen into the world...What a Beautiful sight it was...and when the Doctor gave Landen to Candace she looked at him and said " Hi Pumpkin Happy Birthday"
Many tears of joy were spend...

God has really Blessed my family...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Great Grandma Gl♥ria

ps: and Len was busy handing out cigars ha ha!!

43 comments:

SILVIA said...

Awww how precious!!!! Congratulations to you and your family..All the best.

love, Silvia

Melissa Miller said...

Ah! Congrats to you and your family! What a precious photo off them together. :)

Kat said...

Oh Gloria, I'm so happy to see that your prayers were answered. What a beautiful little baby. I just know that we'll be seeing LOTS of pictures soon. And I'm so happy that you were all there for your sweet girl. Hugs from Texas - and give that little Landen a big ol' smooch from me :) Kat

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Congratulations, Gloria! I'm thrilled for you all! She spent a lot of time in labor as did I {22 hrs with my first one; then I had a C-section!}. Nothing more special than hearing a newborn's first cry! How wonderful that you were there to hear it! Love his name too! I know you're going to enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mari said...

HELLO GLORIA...
OHHH WOWEE CONGRATS!!! HE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL :) GOD BLESS HIM :)

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! How wonderful and what a trooper is right!

Helen said...

Oh dear Gloria ... blessed indeed! My best wishes to your entire family.

shannon i olson said...

Congratulations! praise God!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray!! I am so happy for everyone that I could just cry. The little pumpkin is beautiful...what a great picture, Gloria!!

Congratulations to all!!

xoxo
Jane

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Woo Hoo! After all she has been through, she deserved a happy, healthy baby at the end of these months. He is so sweet and I'm so happy you got to be there. This is really great news to start my day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, what a super special and precious answer to prayer. He is wonderful and I am so thrilled for all of you. I just know you are the proudest Great-Grandma in the whole world today. Congratulations to all and God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yeah! Finally here! I am so happy for you....congratulations!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for Candace as well as all of you. God is so good! This little guy has a huge audience already...family and all the blog friends. :-)

Love your blog header! Looks beautiful my friend.

xoxo
Pat

Olive Cooper said...

God Bless You All! What a gift! Love the photo. bighugs♥olive

Patricia Torres said...

aaaawwww.. this is such a precious.. picture!! its gorgeous!! Congrats to you and your family... Enjoy every minute.. They grow too soon.. :-)

Sue said...

Gloria, I am so happy that everything turned out well for your Candace. What a sweet picture of the two of them. Congratulations, dear friend! xoxo Sue

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birth Day indeed!! Congrats to everyone!

Shelia said...

Oh, Gloria!! Congratulations upon the birth of that precious little Landen James! Blessings to you all! He's precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, that is the most precious baby and loving photo with the mom that I have ever seen. Congrats again, great grandma!...Christine

Merrie said...

Congratulations! What a sweet picture and story. Blessings!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How wonderful! Babies are such a blessing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all-enjoy!

Madeline's Album said...

I am so glad all went well for Candace, she did have a long labor but sounds like she was a trooper. Landen is a sweet baby. Congratulations to all. Have a blessed day. Madelline

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Congratulations to you and your family! :)

Mary Ellen said...

I got be be with my sister for her 3 births and there is nothing more special to see a little come come into the world!!

So happy for you Gloria and Candace and family!! Looking forward to lots of baby pictures!

bee blessed
mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am SO happy for all of you! What a wonderful and precious photo you posted of Mommy and son!
I can't wait to see more.
Congratulations my sweet friend! He is just beautiful!!!
Love and hugs,
Mona

Myrna said...

Congrats to the WHOLE family! What a wonderful blessing added to your family!!
Hugs!
Myrna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Congratulations to all the family on the safe arrival of darling baby Landen.
I am so happy for you all.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Congratulations to you and your family on your newest Blessings.
I am so happy for all of you..

Sonny

Jessica said...

Congratulations!! What a precious, precious gift!!

Hugs~ J

Terry said...

Congrats! Nothing is better than holding a baby and taking in their sweet smell! Hugs!
Terry

bj said...

WOO HOONESS...congrats to all of you. I know how happy a brand new baby can make everyone.

I just discovered that Picket and Rue, and now Kasarra has "left the building" !! What's going on?...are they just tired of it all. Too bad...
I guess blogging came at a great time in my life 'cause I am having a blast with it all. Love every minute of it.

Hope you are feeling good, sister friend.
Love, bj

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations!!!!! I know you are so glad this day has finally arrived. What a sweet picture.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR!
Oh Gloria,
I am so happy for you and your darling granddaughter and daughter!
He is absolutely gorgeous, look at all that black hair!
I was off the internet yesterday so I am glad I was able to find this post today!
I am just so happy for all of you!
WOOHOO!
Hugs,
Cindy
P.S. Katie is still very pregnant.

Lynn said...

So sweet So happy for all of you!

PAT said...

Good news Gloria!! Congratulations!
I love the photo!


I have been sort of busy the past few days trying to learn the ins and outs of the new Back Porch. I started over again at typepad, after the old Porch disappeared last Tues.
New address:
http://backporchmusings.typepad.comHope to see you there.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I kept checking back and checking back and the couple of days I didn't, little Landen James has made his appearance and I am two days late!!!! I hope you will forgive me! As I wrote in my email, he is gorgeous and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!!!
Love and blessings,
Gloria

Rettabug said...

PTL...what GL♥RIOUS news...pun intended!
Welcome to our world, Little Landen!!
I'm so very glad all went well with his birth & that everyone is healthy & happy. Such joy a little one brings to the family.

MEGA HUGS all around,
Rett

Sue said...

Oh Candace, great job and look at the prize, a beautiful baby, how precious!! Congrats to you all sweet G!! xoxoxo

PEA said...

Congratulations to all of you!!! How wonderful that you were all able to be there to see this precious miracle being born. I'm just so thrilled for you, great grandma:-) xoxo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful! Such sweet memories!

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Awwww Gloria, he looks so tiny! We forget how small a newborn is. How exciting to have been there for the delivery. Congratulations! laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Gloria! He is BEAUTIFUL. As I told you in my email, I am sooooo happy for all of you. God is good!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila (who is still not blogging, but I thought I would try and start catching up!)