I was young and now I'm old,
yet I've never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging for bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.
My husband, Danny, and I are blessed last week by the safe and healthy arrival of our third granddaughter, Alexandra Nancy (Nancy is in honor of my mother). What a beauty she is!
While Mom, Sarah, and Dad, John, are at the hospital for what turned out to be quite a lengthy labor, we keep both Virginia Rose and Savannah Jane for them. Believe it or not, it is the first time we've had Savannah with us without her parents in tow. Remarkably, she doesn't fuss a bit!
Virginia helps a lot with her little sister, too, for which I am so grateful, but with Savannah loving to climb anything and everything, I still have my hands full. So full, that picking up toys and straightening up is a constant challenge. There are times when our living room and dining room look anything but organized and clutter-free.
Second day with Virginia as she creates with building blocks.
The chaos that is our kitchen table.
Imagine all these toys spread out across the floor!!!
And Danny and I, though we enjoy every precious moment with our granddaughters, are both worn out after one day of having two girls, and then having Virginia for a full second day. Stories, games, cartoons, music, drawing, singing, dancing - whew! As I write this, I'm still feeling as though I've had intimate contact with a Mack truck, and as a result, I have a fresh appreciation as to why God created us to have children when we are young.
Everyone is at home now, and big sister, Virginia, is getting better acquainted with our entire family's latest blessing!
Who or what has blessed you recently?
Father, thank You for sending us precious children like Alexandra Nancy who bless our lives with joy and goodness. Bless all Your children, no matter what their age, and enfold them in Your arms of mercy and love. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.