Sunday, October 4, 2015

What a Crazy Good Year It's Been! | RJD

Grandpa and Grandson

It's Random Journal Day! A bunch of bloggers randomly open their old journals and use an entry to inspire a current blog post. But today I am not being random, I am drawn to a page from one year ago because we had a HUGE EVENT happen in our family! Our first grandchild arrived!! What an amazing and incredible year it has been! 

My journal holds a little letter I wrote to my grandson a few days before he was born. I read it to his parents yesterday at his FIRST BIRTHDAY and DEDICATION party. 

"September 30, 2014

Sweet Grandson,
You are still all comfy in your mommy today, but I am thinking of you and your soon arrival. Sweet Grandson, you are coming to a LOT OF LOVE! Lots of family and tons of friends have been praying for you and getting ready to welcome you into this amazing world.

Your Mommy and Daddy are so in love with you already. They are both wondering if they will be good enough parents for you. As smart and creative as they are, this is still all new territory for them. BUT I KNOW that their love for you is all the education they need to be the PERFECT PARENTS for you Sweet Grandson. 

Today I am asking God to surround you with warmth and safety as you prepare to make your big entrance. I know that God has created a wonderful masterpiece in you. He has designed  you perfectly and lovingly with great attributes, personality and adorableness! 

This world is going to BE A BETTER PLACE with you in it. Your humor, creativity and KIND STRENGTH will draw people to you."

On October 3, 2014 I was sitting in their living room writing in my journal while my grandson was entering the world in the next room. The journal page is abruptly interrupted in mid sentence and then filled in later with...."Sweet Grandson" is HERE!" What a crazy, scary and beautiful experience that was! 

AND NOW HE IS ONE and today we are getting ready to go to the Texas State Fair again! I am so thankful to be here enjoying my family and making big memories! 


At the Texas State Fair 2014
At Texas State Fair 2015

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8 comments:

  1. I just want to laugh and smile and hug you and smile and laugh and hug you and smile and laugh and hug you....that made me that happy! Love it. Someday I WILL laugh and smile and hug you in person...I just know it! And maybe even get to give little MAX a hug too!

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    1. Yes, yes you will! Know what's weird? I told Hubs the other day that I really feel as if you and Dawn and I have already met and sat around our homes yakking and yukking it up! I have to remind myself that we've never met in the flesh after over 3 years as online friends! Someday!

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  2. OH! They had him at home? How did that go? Did they have a midwife? A friend of mine is going to school to be first a nurse and then a midwife.

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    1. Yes they did! It went well and was pretty intense and amazing. All the family was out in the living room waiting and praying and trying to be calm. Ha!

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  3. WHat an exhilarating time it has been for you Granmdma! Love the wise and gracious words that you pour out in this entry -especially the part about the parents having love and that was all the education they need...Thanks for opening up your life journey for others to enjoy. HUGS!

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    1. I am so thankful as I look back over this crazy year! So much has happened but it's also been a very slow and quiet time for us.

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  4. So sweet. I love, love, love this. Can't imagine it, but love what you are living as Grandma, experiencing each step of his life. A whole year already. Amazing.

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    1. I love being a grandma, much more than I ever imagined!

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