Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Topic of the Day: Celebrate!

We are rejoicing! Today, our new grandson, Kadin Matthew Ketcham was born. From the beginning of time, God knew about this momentous event. We only learned about it a few months ago. We've waited and prayed and anticipated his arrival. Today was the day.

When I held little Kadin in my arms I was overcome with emotion and couldn't hold back tears of joy and thankfulness. He is an answer to prayer. For many years, my daughter Kristina has prayed for another child. She has hung onto the belief that one day it would happen. Today her prayers were answered. We thank God for His goodness.

Looking upon Kadin's sweet face I see possibilities stretching out before him. Though God is the only one who knows the path he will walk, those who love him will be at his side, loving, teaching, encouraging and disciplining this child--supporting Kadin as he grows into a man we pray has a heart for God.

This is a day of new beginnings. A day filled with hopes, dreams and possibilities. It is a privilege to be a part of someone else's life. Today it is Kadin who is on our hearts, but whether it's a grandchild, a neighbor or a friend God asks us to care for and to love one another. He instructs us to uplift and to pray for each other. It is with joy and a sense of adventure that we set off together with Kadin on life's journey.

You and I are family too. May we see one another with the same wonder and expectation that I feel when I look at my grandson who is so recently from God. Who is in your life that you can join--that you can nurture--love? Whomever it is, rejoice at the wonder of the adventure.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Congats,
    on the new grandbaby! :)

    he is a cutie

  2. Thank you, Jel. I love babies, especially grandbabies. : - )

    Blessings to you.

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  4. Congratulations, Bonnie! Precious baby boy. Love that word about seeing so many possibilities for anothers' life. Doesn't have to be a baby, does it? I think the Lord has similar thoughts toward us at any age. :)

  5. So adorable! Congrats. That's so exiting:)

  6. Thanks, Kristen. And yep, he's adorable. Of course my being his grandmother doesn't influence my opinion. : - )

  7. So right, Miriam. We all have new beginnings. We are all growing and changing. And life is filled with all kinds of possibilities.

    With God, life is never boring.

    Hugs to you.

  8. Congratulations on your new grandbaby, Bonnie! What a sweetie! God really knew what he was doing when he created families, didn't he?

  9. Hi Kav. Families are God's plan for us. He knew we'd need each other. I'm so thankful for mine.

    Bless you.