Friday, December 10, 2010



Just before Thanksgiving my Mr. AGPMan and I took our only grandchild, our sweet Miss K, down to have her Christmas pictures taken at J.C. Penney.  Now friends...I just have to tell you~I think for the money their tiny photography studio did a fabulous job!  For about $69.00 I was able to purchase more pictures than you can believe!

Now...see the darling shot above?  When we went into the store to pick up the photographs we were asked if we'd be interested in signing a release so the photo cold be used in a national campaign next year!  Maybe they do this for anyone and everyone who has pictures taken of their kids...and then again, maybe not!?
Who knew?
Maybe they just LOVED IT as much as we do!!!

Isn't she just darling?  She's growing up wayyyyyyyyyyy too fast!
DECEMBER 2005 - Age 3

Here's a picture of our Miss K taken about five years ago with 'Old Saint Nick' himself.  This was before the miracle in our lives took place and six months before she was able to walk on her own...
March 2004

Our Miss K was about 16 months old in the picture above.  Notice her little head is cocked off to the side and how our son is holding her chest up.  All she could do at this time was pretty much lay on her back.  If she was placed on her tummy she could raise her head up only a little bit...

No Nana or Papa could be more proud of their grandchild than we are of our Miss K...  Lots and lots of prayers have been prayed over this little girl.  I'm talkin' about the knee-bendin' kind of prayers that keep you face-to-face and heart-to-heart with the Father...

Thank you God for grace and the miracle that surrounds our Miss K and her very blessed life.

Love to you all this beautiful day...


Sherrie said...

Adorable photos! What a sweety!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Miss K is just beautiful! No wonder JC Penney would want her in an ad campaign.

God truly takes care of His own.

Blessings to you this Christmas season.

Sonya Badgley said...

I don't think that is just a line they say to everyone at JCPenney!LOL! No, they asked you that because your little Miss K is beautiful, Rebecca! Great photos.

God is SO good isn't He?

Merry Christmas,

Christmas-etc... said...

Honestly... I thought the photo was an ad!! She is just gorgeous! And I know what ou mean about knee bending prayer over a child... I have my own miracle in that regard! Isn't God just the greatest!!!
Hug that little darling close to you!
Many more blessings!

Deanna said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Merry Christmas to you!

Ms K is a treasure and a gem. Beautiful testimony of prayer about her.

Appreciate you sharing with us in Blogland.

She looks so pretty in her photograph. She has a very pretty smile!

Have a blessed week-end and especially month,
d from homehaven

NanaDiana said...

Well, I know, and you know, the mercy that has granted this child the life she now has. WHAT a blessing..all the way around! Love to you, dear Rebecca- Diana

ShabbyESP said...

Oh Rebecca she is adorable!! Aren't grandchildren the best!!!
I have 4 boys and 2 grandsons and I hope I am blessed with a precious little granddaughter someday!!
I can see why Miss K is the light of your life!!!
Suzann xo

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a beautiful little angel that has blessed your family.

She looks like she should be a model.

Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas.

Carol said...

Miracles have definitely happened in the life of your Miss "K". The photographs are just so precious. What a sweet little red Christmas dress, along with her happy & warming smile.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca... Miss K is a real live angel here on earth! Such precious photos... and how exciting they wanted to use her photo on a promotion next year... did you say yes? I love her so... and she has such beautiful manners, I know her nana taught her so many of those... please let her know her Christmas surprise from her friend Julie Marie was mailed yesterday priority mail... xoxo Julie Marie (PS I hope Santa sends me one of those photos!)...

Cora said...

What a true blessing and miracle you have there...she is gorgeous! A beautiful gift from God...Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, Rebecca, sweet friend...
tears stream down my face as I write this..what a miracle took place with this little girl...having
lost my beautiful grand-daughter to Heaven last year, and knowing her many struggles before she left us, I can understand how much this child
means to you and Steve..and Brandon and Sarah.....God put her in the right place when HE returned her to you.......the photos are beautiful, enchanting, darling and I think the people who made the photos saw a very great model for some of their advertising!! She is a charmer!!
Cherish every day.....they go by fast.....Warm hugs and love to you..

cottagepinkperfection said...

Yes, she is beautiful Rebecca. I know what you mean about alot of prayers over your grandchild. I do the same thing with my 2 beautiful granddaughter's. Whoever says that they don't want grandchildren, do not know what the are missing. The are a blessing from above. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics with us. You should be proud!


Mari said...




animal lover, quilt lover said...

She is beautiful!!! Great pictures!!
Merry Christmas dear friend.
xx, Fern

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures of a sweet little angel! For someone with such a past of trouble, you would never know it by the sweet smiles that are always on her darling face!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear,dear Rebecca:-)))*
What an wonder,what a sweetness is your's precious Angel-Miss K...

SO lovely,lovely,lovely photos!!!

She like as a little Prinsess,dreamly nice and realy beautiful girl!!!

Much Love to you,

Linda said...

Rebecca your Miss K is just adorable. So very precious! These pictures are perfectly beautiful.

God is so good isn't He? I am so glad He gave you a miracle...and that you have your sweet little Granddaughter.

You will always have a testimony of His power and faithfulness to share with others to encourage them, and to give glory to God.

We have our testimony of His Faithfulness too... when He took our 6 yr. old Granddaughter Anna to heaven to be with Him. He brought us through that time, and comforted our hearts, and even moved us on towards Joy. We know she is with Him and we will see her again.

I have never seen JC Penney's pictures this nice. So worth the 69.00 grandma. (:>)

I think Miss K is one very blessed Granddaughter to have such a wonderful and loving Grandmother!!!!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Unknown said...

Oh Sweetie!
I can so tell you are just a bursting with grammy pride! And you should be she is such a doll!!!
I PRAISE God with you for her miracle! He still does em that is for sure!
Blessings to you and yours!

ShirleyC said...

She is beautiful, and the pictures are adorable. I'm glad she is doing so good. I will be looking for her picture at JCP next year.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Well, you just said it... HEALTH is far beyond any commercial Christmas gift! It is so precious, there are no words for expressing it, no gold nor diamonds that can buy it. You're all blessed for having this little girl turn out the way she is!
This is one reason that for both of us, Christmas is different for us. If you read my November 23 blog, you will understand that...
Of course I read the blogs about decorating and such but there is a greater good than that. For both of us, it is the religious 'BIRTHDAY' that we're celebrating and it's not about us. Being grateful and trying to reach out to others who're less fortunate in this world, that's true gift giving. We're both blessed for having had that opportunity and probably its because of the prayers of so many lives we've touched, that they were answered and kept us healthy.

Thanks for your precious story; so glad I read you now... it's another blessing!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Lisa said...

She is so adorable! And what beautiful pics!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh my goodness! A miracle indeed! May God's blessing continue for your family:-)

Char said...

You have an angel for a grand daughter Rebecca. She is just precious and that news is wonderful, congratulations, Char

Rita said...

She is absolutely adorable. It's no wonder they want to advertise with her picture! I know you are so proud of her. Aren't grandchildren wonderfu? Can't wait to see mine.

Mary said...

Your grandaughter is soooo beautiful. She is living proof that prayer does change things.
Merry Christmas to Miss K and to your family.

Ginger said...

My she has grown even since I saw her those few months ago. What a beauty she is, those dimples would melt anyones heart. You have such a precious little girl to steal your heart. Thank you for this lovely post.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I bet she gets in a national Penny's campaign! She is so cute and expressive. As long as it is the season of miracles, tell us about Miss K's miracle. I was a pediatric nurse before I did pharmaceutical sales and I would love to know what her diagnosis was and her startling recovery!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I can see why they want to use her pics in their ad campaign and yes, you truly have been blessed! God is good!!


Dolores said...

Oh my Rebecca.... the picture is a front page photo..... Miss K is so pretty, and the picture is so precious!!! These precious children grow up much too fast.

KatyDidStitches said...

Gotta love that mischievous smile! Every picture tells a story. Is she giving the gift...or receiving the gift? Either way, I have the feeling that she KNOWS what's inside that pretty green package!

joanne said...

Your little miracle shines from within with the light that can only come from the Holy Spirit. She is gorgeous in every way...

Adrienne said...

She is a precious treasure - a gift from God's heart to yours!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know exactly how you feel, Rebecca. I have fourteen of them..and each one has a piece of my heart.
She is a beautiful little girl and very much like you.
Merry Christmas my friend.

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Rebecca,
Miss K is "stunning" WITH A CAPITAL "S" is the light of the Lord in her shining. I know she has such a call on her life.
I have never known JC Penny's to say that...I don't think it is a line...they see thousands of children come through their studio and they know when they have someone special...IF THEY ASK FOR MONEY TO BE IN THIS CAMPAIGN "RUN"
It is the knee-bending prayers BUT it is the love of a Grandma and Grandpa that filled that void with love and the will to survive. I KNOW YOU KNOW BUT MISS K IS VERY SPECIAL.
Simply Debbie

Theresa said...

Rebecca, Miss K is GORGEOUS! I love that 1st picture and the others are so pretty too! Enjoy your day my friend! God is good and I am thankful for Miracles! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh- My "Angel #3" -- She takes my breath away. She is beautiful and growing up quickly. Savor these special moments -- lock them in your heart and throw away the key.
Love you--Mom/Nannyboo

Shabby T said...

Oh my... Your darlin miss K is so beautiful.. She is your very own angel sent to you by the graceous GOD HIMSELF... Her pictures are stunning and that is why you were approached by JCP cause lets face it they would be crazy not to..
Shabby T

Cottage Rose said...

OH Rebecca; she is just beautiful.. I love that photo of her..... I can see why they want to use her photo...

Have a wonderful weekend


Jo said...

Miss K. is beautiful, and she looks just like you. I think she has a career ahead of her as a model. I am not surprised that J.C. Penney wants to use her as one. What a wonderful story...!

Cheers to you :-)


A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Dear Rebecca, I am sorry that I have not been on so much lately but I just wanted to say how beautiful your Miss K looks. God has given you a wonderful miracle and such a beautiful grand daughter. I can only guess at how happy and complete she makes your lives on a daily basis.

Have a wonderful God filled Christmas with all of your family, lots of hugs and blessings, Maureen.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your cherished granddaughter is so beautiful. She is a light from above and a reflection of the love you all share with each other! Absolutely lovely, Rebecca!
Have a blessed day!

Rose said...

your granddaughter is so beautiful. she has certaintely grown. thanks for sharing. rose

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

That is a wonderfully precious image of your granddaughter. Being a retired Professional Children's Portrait Photographer...I can tell you ...her experess was captured at the PERFECT time...and I don't blame them for wanting to use it.
THEY SHOULD HOWEVER, PAY HER PARENTS for the use of her image for a National Campaign...I am serious. OR many years of FREE sitings and portaits from here on out.
They will be making a LOT OF MONEY off that image let me tell you.

She is so sweet...I am delighted she healed from whatever her affliction was. PRAISE GOD !!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I've always loved seeing your pics of little Miss K and now it seems like the world! will get to enjoy them, too! How exciting!

Love the shots of her looking so coyly over her shoulder! Don't they just grow up tooooo fast?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Oh Rebecca!
Miss K is absolutely gorgeous!! All of the pictures are exquisite!! You can see from the new photos that she has developed into quite a beauty with a brilliant sparkle in her eyes!! The images exude her self-confidence and charm!!
Have a Happy Day!!!
Warm hugs, Laura

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