There they were, two little boys on the porch jumping up and down and shouting “She’s, here, Baba is here!” As I parked the car and got out they ran across the lawn and through the hole in the fence (I’ll tell you more about that hole in another post) and into my arms!!!! What absolute joy filled my heart….can a Baba hold so much exuberance, joy and love in her being? I think not…it bubbled out and overflowed. Wow do I love those boys!
“Baba, do you know there are twenty-six letters in the alphabet?” Exclaimed five and a half year old Tessa, whoÂ was sitting in the back of the van on a short road trip, looking through an ABC book.Â “So, are all the words in the world written with just those letters?” ….it is a bit amazing isn’t it?? I mean, have you just stopped and gazed around a bookstore or library…. books, books, books!!!!!Â Sentences, paragraphs, pages, chapters volumes of words and only 26 letters! WOW!
A baby girl was born into our family on April 1, 2009!!!
My 10th grandchild!!! she is beautiful, I held her for hours, I kissed her downy head, I touched her perfect soft skin, gazed at her and memorized her tiny little nose, perfect rosebud mouth, slender wee fingers and precious miniscule toes. She scrunched her face in frowns and yawns and she smiled at me! (Grandmas, you know they smile at us don’t you?…they can call it “gas” or whatever, but we ‘know’ don’t we?) As she wrapped those perfectly formed fingers around my arthritic one I tried to imagine……would she want to wear curls orÂ pigtails or ponytails? ribbons and bows or baseball caps? Would she be a princess dressed in pink froth or would she prefer blue denim? Would she rather dance or play soccer?….????
Then I prayed for her…for joy, for peace, strength, health, love, humor,and for just enough strife so she will appreciate her blessings…and then I prayed that she will always walk with Jeus!
A baby….a sign of hope in an unsettled world.