Thursday, January 24, 2013

Grandpa Meets Granddaughter

My family prefers not to appear on the blog and I mention them, usually, only in passing to give regular readers some context for my comings and goings.  But there are some events that demand more than the cryptic message I posted when she was born last week.  Meeting and greeting my new granddaughter is one of them.

There is no shortage of new children arriving into the world every day.  According to the BabyCenter a little over 4 million are born each year in the US alone, which comes to about 11,000 each day.  Vizwiz tells me that her birthday ranks 337 out of the 366 possible birthdays.  Christmas ranks 365 and February 29, leap year day, ranks 366. 

Yet each birth is an amazing event.  Connecting us to our pasts and our futures and stirring mystical bonds and giddy expectations that the world can be a better place.  What an honor and treat to hold this precious child. 


  1. So many congratulations to you and Joan!! Being a parent is such a blessing, but having a grand-baby, it's beyond words!!

  2. Congratulations to you, Joan, and the proud parents!

    My father always said the best thing about grandchildren was that you could spoil them and then send them home to their parents. As she gets older, I hope that you spoil her well.


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