Saturday, August 25, 2007

And they shall come from east and west

We have been blessed to return for a visit with our new grandchild, now a week old, and our son and daughter-in-law and her mother, who is a blessing herself. It has also been an east-west cultural experience in which I have learned about Chinese customs surrounding a new baby, and have worked to try to care for our son as well by bringing his favorite dinner (spaghetti and meatballs) along. I've learned that the Chinese have a saying that the whole world is in a parents' heart, meaning that the children are a parent's whole world. Our son is now learning that about his son. How fast these innocent little ones capture our hearts. This is our third grandchild, and each is such a unique blessing. I'm so grateful to God for the grace of having lived long enough to experience this. To every thing there is a season, and my season now is that of a Grandmother/Abuela/Nai Nai,with a full heart. Thanks be to God!

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