Friday, May 22, 2009

Back to babies

We've had an empty nest since 2003, but today our grandson is here for his first visit. It's good to get back to babies again!

I've sure enjoyed changing tiny diapers and giving Ethan his first bath in our home. He's given us lots of sweet smiles -- arching his back to get closer when we bend over him. The way he coos up at me melts my Nana heart!

Last night he met his great grandpa (hubby's dad) for the first time What a joy to see 87 year old "Dad" bond with his 2-month-old great-grandchild. (see photo)

This afternoon, my Mom will be here and get to meet her great grandson. She's 84 and is excited - even if he *is* her 22nd great-grandchild! Then tonight the church here is giving a baby shower, so there will be lots more "firsts."

Ethan will meet my four sisters, who are traveling in from Indiana, Kentucky and lower Alabama to be here. My sister-in-law and her two sweet girls are coming from Tennessee. It's going to be one more family reunion!

Babies have a way of helping us stop and focus on what really matters -- life, family, love. No matter how busy we get or how fast we rush from day to day, babies slowing everything down to the basics: eating, sleeping, and being with family. It's good to get back to babies!


  1. "Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me," Matthew 18:4,5....God bless you for your heart!!!!!! ~Janine XO

    Enjoy! I know you'll relish every minute of your visit!

  2. Awww Nan, you wrote so beautifully. I know when Ethan smiles at you he will see the inner peace and perfect love that makes up your soul. God Bless and enjoy the family reunion.


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