Monday, November 19, 2007


Not too far back I had a blog entitled Revolving Doors. In it I talked about my family, a recent baby shower I’d been to, and the span of the family, from 103 years of age, to the baby which was due very soon.

This past week-end we truly witnessed the “revolving door” in operation. On Friday evening, at approximately 11 p.m., our 103 year old grandmother went home to be with the Lord. And nine and a half hours later, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, our baby arrived safe and sound.

My what an awesome thing to realize, how the balance is maintained, how both events are to be celebrated. One life that was filled with love, with devotion to God and family, commitment, diligence, and service. And now a new life, promising so much, with his family’s hopes, dreams, devotion and love for him--all there to give him every opportunity to grow and develop and be his own person.

On Wednesday the family will be able to say goodbye to Grandma. They will accompany her one last time to her final resting place. Thanksgiving will be expressed, I know, throughout the service, for all that she has contributed to her loved ones.

On Thursday, our baby will make his first appearance at the family Thanksgiving Day celebration. He will add much joy, just by being there. Everyone will want to take turns holding him. And the first of many pictures will be taken, showing him taking part in his family’s gatherings.

God is Good to our family.


Jan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about grandma and cheer the birth of the new baby. And the circle continues. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. (((HUGS)))


Mariposa Speaks said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, she will be remembered in my prayers...

Cheers to the new baby, may she live a good and joyous life... :)

I always make sure I get to read/ visit your such an inspiration. I tried checking on your new site...and once it's up, you can be sure I will be there always!

You have touched my life in many ways and this post, makes me realized some things...the balance of life...and celebration of life...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, but delighted about the little one! I'm glad that your family and you see this cycle as a blessing.

Huge hugs!

Wholly Burble said...

jan--thank you for your words of comfort and prayers. I feel the song "May the circle be unbroken" that any number of Nashville artists have rendered so memorable, says it quite well. Life truly is a circle, and thank God it remains unbroken.

mariposa--you are so very thoughtful and kind, thank you for your response. I'll be so honored to have you visit my site once I have it up and going--and as always, enjoy hearing from you at the blog (as well as visit and read your inspirational and heart-felt blog entries!).

jen--I've been spending time seeing the baby's pictures his great grandma (my sister-in-law) sent. He was only minutes old when they took the first pictures there in the delivery room. His mom and dad, his grandpa and grandma, and his great grandma were all in the birthing room, sharing in his entry. What a way to come into the world, surrounded by all that love!

Thanks for your thoughtfulness and words of comfort and congratulations.