You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a few days. We’ve been very busy welcoming our new little grandson into the world! Oh, and I just have to say… he IS the most beautiful living being I have ever laid eyes on!! Our little Ethan entered the world at 7:46 am, weighing 8 lbs. and 15 ounces! Almost 9 pounds of pure sweetness!
And yes, I’m afraid I might be one of those grandmas. The ones that can’t stop talking about how wonderful their grandbaby is and constantly walking around brandishing photos in a little brag book! Yep, that just might turn out to be me.
But right now, I am just basking in the glow of God’s goodness! How He can take the love of two individuals and multiply it into a third! How, in most instances, babies are born with 10 fingers and 10 toes. How, in spite of so many factors beyond human control, most babies give a hearty cry at birth. How the child that you gave birth to years ago has now given birth to her own. So many miracles. So many blessings!
For months people have told me how wonderful being a grandparent is. And I believed them. But the sheer emotion that this event brought out in me was like nothing I’ve experienced before! The depth of love I feel for this tiny bundle even surprises me a little bit. It’s like holding a time capsule in your arms… you see yourself and the ones who came before, and you see the future and what lies ahead. You know that as long as God gives these precious gifts, there is hope for humanity. That if you ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ Prov. 22:6.
Well, I’m off to do a little rocking! 🙂