March 21, 2014
I've just become grandfather to a healthy, 7 lb, 11 oz, 20.5 inch baby boy. Mom is well, dad is taking pics and bursting with smiles. Its a day that our family can say God spotted us far from the madding crowd and winked in our direction. The baby is my daughter-in-law and son's first and my first grand-child to carry the family surname.
As much as I love my four grandchildren, this fifth one carries a blessing that I am all to ready to receive. Its a blessing that comes at a time in my life where all paths lead to rome. Or put another way, I'm at a place where I see God in just about every living thing and body I come in contact with. Having this type of spiritual peace makes one's journey in life crystal clear; following in the path of a gracious, humble servant.
I thank my God for my family, my friends and my enemies. Yes, it has been those I once may have counted as enemies who've helped reflect the obstacles within myself I needed to overcome.
Today I give thanks for all those unselfish spirits who've touched my life to this point in the journey. I pray this fifth grandchild of mine will find this world worthy of the gifts he brings from a distant shore. And may his parents enjoy this new stage of their lives, one that will nourish their soul from here to eternity.