We might be an empty nest but it’s not really been THAT EMPTY…in fact, we welcomed our second grandbaby into the world yesterday, so our children may have moved out but there’s still a ton of activity around our house right now.
We’ve had the awesome privilege of having our young grandson, Jaxon stay with us for a few nights while his mommy and daddy and new baby sister have been getting some much-needed bonding time in the hospital. Jaxon, (2 1/2 years old), was well-prepared for welcoming his sister. My daughter and son-in-law have been amazing with reading to him and talking about his new responsibility of “big brother” ever since they discovered they were expecting. When I brought him to the hospital to meet his sister for the first time, he immediately felt a connection with her evident in the way he patted her head oh-so-gently and held her tiny fingers. He was mesmerized! He was right there watching as the nurses bathed Kharis for the first time, and when she cried, he calmed her with cooing at her and touching her softly on her head.
As I watched my two grandchildren interact together for the first time, my heart was overwhelmed by the way God blesses us with this gift of children (and now grandchildren). I’m realizing more and more the new role, or season of life, God now has in store for me and I feel immeasurably loved by the Father as a result.
Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”