Saturday, March 22, 2008

Announcing the much-anticipated, long-awaited birth

Harper Jamie Henderson
Born March 21, 2008 weighing 7lbs. 9 oz.
A beautiful little boy and already loved by many!
I am so thankful he has all his fingers and toes, and a healthy set of lungs! God is good and faithful, and has so skillfully and wonderfully made my new grandbaby, and blessed my son Jacob and his precious wife Allie. Having another baby in the family is like unwrapping a lovely surprise package. I can hardly wait to see what God included in this special delivery!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Grandma Alert!

Still navigating the losses and adjustments of the empty nest syndrome, and yet I will soon join the ranks of grandmothers everywhere. I will need to perfect those skills I used to have perfected, such as jiggling and jouncing a baby to sleep, soothing a cranky soul, comprehending the mysteries of various cries, wiping of noses, mouths and bottoms-preferably not with the same cloth!
Yes, I fully realize that it is not my own nest that will be full again, but rather my son and his wife, but I have high hopes they will need some babysitting. The grandpa-to-be asked tentatively if it was standard protocol for grandads to get to wear the baby in a backpack which he enjoyed immensely when our boys were babies. A lot remains to be seen and negotiated I guess.
A baby in the family again! I remember the feeling of a fuzzy little head nestled up under my chin, sort of nuzzling for safety and security. I will sing the same songs again that soothed my own little ones. I will pray for my tiny grandbaby and bless all the days to come. I can hardly wait!