This simple cupcake dressed in vanilla icing
is by far the sweetest cupcake ever
as it was created for one single purpose:
to reveal the gender of our grandchild.

When given the “go” last night,
a circle of Sarah’s closest friends
were instructed to take a bite
from their yummy cakes.
(Thanks Lauren!)

And what color did they see?

It’s a GIRL!

Earlier in the week, Sarah and Zach had gathered the parents together for a special “reveal” by creating their own crossword/scramble puzzle consisting of answers only the family would know. What we didn’t know was that once unscrambled, the puzzle would reveal the name “Marion”, which we knew to be our granddaughter’s name if it was a girl—Marion Piper.

Immediately, tea cups began dancing in my head to the melody of joy playing in my heart. We would’ve been delighted either way, but I’m not ashamed to say that I look forward to using the children’s tea set purchased many years ago for a future granddaughter(s).

The role of “grandmother” is one I’ve looked forward to for many years as I had two grandmothers of my own who showered me with much love, attention, and affection until their last breath.

Piper’s toys and hand puppets (okay, those are Brian’s) are stacking up in the corner of “our” room. Move over books, shabby furniture, and rubber stamps…here she comes!

And we couldn’t be more delighted or more thankful.

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:13,14