Just the other day Papa and I received a most wonderful early Christmas gift – one all wrapped up with love.
We’ve actually been expecting this present for several months and knew the arrival of the gift would be sometime before Christmas.
The givers were also the receivers. And while they gave this lovely present to us, they in turn received the same miraculous gift from a gracious and loving God.
What was this wonderful present for both receivers and givers?
Our second grandbaby is that most precious gift.
When son and daughter-in-love texted us from the hospital to say our newest granddaughter was arriving into this world that evening, exhilaration and joy overflowed in this empty nest.
Since they live several hours away from us, we had to experience this exciting news and the impending arrival via cell phone texts and photos.
A lot of text messages flew rapidly through cyberspace between the hospital in the state next door, a state down south, and our home right here. Aunties and uncle were anxiously awaiting the news as well.
Technology is something to be very thankful for in situations like this! We could see that mommy and baby made it through the birth process well and that son is one proud daddy.
This new fresh from God baby girl is beautiful. She has been given a beautiful name to match. And her parents are over the moon with love for her.
And so is this Nana even though I haven’t yet held her in my arms to whisper in her ear how very much she is loved.
Years ago shortly after the birth of our son, a friend gave us a picture to hang on his nursery wall which included a quote by poet Carl Sandburg. I’ve never forgotten that inscription and you can read that line Sandburg wrote below.
It’s just as poignant to me today on the occasion of our granddaughter’s birth as it was when her daddy became a baby blessing to us in this thing we call life.
Our family’s Christmas blessing arrived just in time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Welcome, little one! And thank you, Lord, for this blessing of life.
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” ~ Carl Sandburg