Sunday, July 09, 2006

Meet our new granddaugher!

We just got back from a long weekend in Colorado Springs to meet our new granddaughter, Berneice. It was an amazing time, at many levels.

Little Berneice joins a family with David, Susan and her twin brothers, Andrew and Nathan, who are not quite 2 ½ yet. Yes, it is a busy household! It is also amazing for Gretchen and me to see our son now being a husband and father of such a growing family. We were frankly impressed with how Susan and David are handling this little tribe.

Berneice has been very healthy so far. She is gaining weight, nursing well and sleeping for five hour stretches at night, a wonderful performance for a newborn. Susan is bouncing back wonderfully well from the C-section. We went on some half-mile walks while there and she had no discomfort. You can see more photos

It struck me deeply the blessing of healthy baby. To hold this little girl, normal and healthy in every respect, was almost more than I could bear. So many people work through the difficulty of a child with special needs and concerns. Why do we not have that concern? Nothing we deserve…simply a gift of grace. And for that, we are profoundly grateful.

I pray this little family can persevere. We’ll do all we can to help them do just that.

1 comment:

Darrell said...

There's not much better than a newborn asleep on your chest. I miss those days. It's no wonder you're smilin'.
I see you son got a haircut and was leaving for CA. That has got to be rough for the new family. When will he be back home? Soon, I hope.