And just like that, the world changes

Monday, February 28, 2011
It's been an amazingly emotional day around here today, good thing we were snowed in and had no place to get to. Lauralea and I just enjoyed the little bits of news as it was txted in to us.

Of course the news is that Johanna and Nate's little baby was born this morning.
"Norah Darlene, 7 lbs 4 oz, 22 in long, born 9.20 am Our time. We're all doing well. Feel free to spread the news.:) pics to follow"
And just like that, to me at least, the whole world changed.

The day got really emotional, and I noticed something new in the air, the feeling that this day could in no way get any better, no matter what. And it was true. All that joy, it caught me by surprise.

And so now I am a grandpa by role, a Papa by title. A new job with new responsibilities.

She is beautiful. May this life she's been given be full of grace and peace and blessings, and very few tough times and broken hearts.


  1. Amen to that last line.

    Congrats Gramps - may you never get tired of that!

  2. Ditto Toni's comment. She is beautiful indeed.

  3. I will never forget the changes I saw in my parents and in-laws when we gave them grand-children. I never knew people could be so excited about something! It's amazing. (Marc and I were already talking the other night what we'll be called when we're grandparents -- since our families use different names.)

    She is perfect and beautiful, and will only get more so! Congratulations to all of you, again. You know no one shares in your excitement *quite* like me. :)

  4. She is indeed beautiful; thanks for sharing the pic and message. And may there be many more days and years of joy in the grandparenting process.

  5. WOW! Norah is a beauty for sure! So happy for you, Gramps. This kind of joy just brings tears and emotions from deep inside, somewhere, stored up for occasions such as this! May you all be blessed in immeasurable ways because of her.

  6. Congratulations! What a beautiful picture and so alert. Sorry to hear about the weather and the heating.

  7. Congratulations on your new grandaughter. She is beautiful and looks just like her papa. Bless her.

  8. I hope you get many visits to see her so that love and affection has time to grow into a very close and special relationship. She is beautiful.

  9. Wonder of wonders...that's what she is. You are blessed indeed...praying for your relationship with her to be rich and full...and for lots of opportunities to be with her and create a special bond that's deep and meaningful...Papa will always bring a light to her eyes and a smile in her heart. Nana too, of course!


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