Monday, May 08, 2006

Owen James Frazer--May 7, 2006


At 4:10 a.m. Sunday morning, May 7, our youngest daughter, Joanna and her husband, Jordan, gave us our third grandchild.

Owen James Frazer weighed in at 8 pounds 12 ounces. He measured 19 3/4 inches long. He is strong--great lungs he has! He is beautiful. He is whole. His mother and father are well, very well.

Amazing! Simply WOW amazing!

As I lurked around the edges of the process, my mind raced back to Tuesday, June 14, 1977 when his mother was born in New Orleans. Now she is a mother and she has a son. She is beautiful today, as she was then.

I had this same experience when my other two grandchildren, Gracie and Wyatt, arrived, thanks to our oldest daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Brandon.

The unfolding of life, the pressing on from one generation to the next amazes me, especially when I am this close to it.

I have experienced the full range of emotions over the past couple of days.

Anticipation.

Anxiety.

Excitement.

Hopefulness.

Impatience.

Fear.

Joy.

Gratitude.

Love.

Celebration.

Humility.

Wonder.

Pride.

It was all there in this experience, I can assure you.

For all of you who have been aware of Owen's approaching arrival, thanks for waiting and praying with us! What an event.

As I stood looking at my new grandson and as I held him, I found myself offering a silent prayer of thankfulness for his arrival and hope for his future.

I also thought of all of the other infants born on May 7, 2006 in our world.

I prayed for them as well. They all deserve a life of hope, opportunity, purpose and contentment, don't they?

6 comments:

Jeremy Gregg said...

Congratulations, Larry! And MAN, look at all that hair!

(by the way, that's a great photo)

owldog said...

So Wonderful and beautiful. I know you and Brenda along with mom and dad are so proud and he is an exciting gift from god.

I will pray with you that ALL children born today get the same opportunties and love that Owen will have in his life time.

Frank Bellizzi said...

Congratulations! I hope you get to share many moments of wonder with him.

Mr. W said...

Hey Mr. James!

It's Mr. W. Listen, I'm a student at ACU and currently I'm studying in Oxford, England, but I'll be arriving in Dallas on May 25th. I'll be there for a few days visiting some of my friends and recooperating from Jet Lag. I was wondering if while I was in town, I could come by Central Dallas Ministries and see what you guys are doing. I tell you I'm really fascinated with the work you guys do and am really interested in doing very similar things. Would this a possible thing? If so, you can just comment on my blog and let me know. I would post my email, but I'm not a fan of spam and currently someone already got into ACU's master list and now we're receiving ridiculous amounts of spam. Anyways, I'll be in Dallas from May25th-29th, so just let me know. I appreciate it. Peace and Blessings!

P.S. I saw your post with the Derek Webb lyrics. I hope you're enjoying his music as much as I have.

Michael Evans said...

A most excellent birthday. It's been mine for 50 plus years now. Pray that all children can begin life with such opportunity and a loving family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations old man! It sounds like Owen might make a future center for Richardson High School or perhaps Berkner. I am sure you and Brenda will be proud whatever he does.
We now live halfway between Richardson and Abilene. Stop by to see us if you ever make it to Abilene again. I might even buy your lunch.
Mel and June