Sunday, May 25, 2008

Head over heels in love

March 28, 2008 at 12:10 PM Jack Ryan Winchester arrived. 7 lbs 6 oz and 19.5 inches long, blond hair and strong lungs. He is a beautiful, perfect baby boy. He looks a lot like his daddy, Micah. I have no words to describe the roller coaster emotions that went through me this day. My daughter was working hard to deliver her first baby. I went back to that day in my life when I was laboring to bring her into the world. The reward for your hard laboring is looking at the face of your baby, holding it in your arms and promising to do everything in your power to protect, love and cherish that little child. If daughter Leslie has even 1/2 of the joy from her son Jack that I got from her then she will be truly blessed. I learned more about God from my children than all the Bible studies and reading that I did. God taught me about him through my children. He uses my problems and challenges with my kids to teach me about Him.
* How he could offer his Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice to open the door up to Him is impossible for me to comprehend. How He loved the world (me) so much that He would willingly do it for me. That is a true definition of love.
* I just want to hold Jack and squeeze him and hear the sweet baby noises he makes when he is awake. I look forward to all the newness of life that Jack discovers as he grows up. I am 100% head over heels in love with him. I hope I don't begin to act too silly like my friends who already have grandchildren say that I will.
* I am very excited about taking Jack to Disney World and playing with him. Of course, his mom and dad can come too. We always have a great time together.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I have this feeling that you'll be worse than your friends say you will when you take Jack to Disney World :) That will be a moment I refuse to miss.