Grandparenthood: A First Reflection

On Sunday August 27, Ed and I officially became grandparents. Nicholas Alexander is healthy and cute as a button. (Actually, he’s much cuter than any button I’ve ever seen!) We are grateful to God for this newest blessing in our lives. His parents are already proving awesome. For them we also give thanks.

We were able to see the little guy on Sunday evening, and all day Monday. He came home from the hospital Tuesday. We drove 650 miles to our home on Wednesday. In the short time with him, we continually marveled that this new little human is a part of us – literally and figuratively. It is a concept we will forever ponder; I doubt we will ever fully grasp the depth of its wonder.

Not grasping the fullness of the concept of grandparenthood doesn’t matter. We are content to watch his presence blossom into the garden of our family life. God will grant awareness of our expanded role in the garden called Wills. We pray only to be faithful in each new and ever-changing day and that our part in this gift of family be one that pours love over all and adds joy.

Papa & Nona                welcome Nick to the world!

Nick at 48 hours


    • Lorry on September 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Enjoy this wonderful new adventure in your life. Being a grandparent has changed me and I continue to feel so blessed that I get to watch them grow and change.

    • Rae Lynn Vittorino on August 31, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Cheryl,

    You both look so happy and Nicholas is such a beautiful little gift from heaven. You have a wonderful way of describing grandparenthood.

    Blessings on you Nona and Papa and on your whole family.


    Rae Lynn

    • Sharon Joy Gomez on August 31, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Beautifully said Cheryl. Even as they grow I still find it hard to put into words other than it’s the circle of life. God precious little ones. Enjoy the new leaf on your family tree. Just thrilled for your whole family. Love you all. ❤❤❤??????

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