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.
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?
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