Acorns From Oakes

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Another Grandbaby?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I deeply regret that I am only now making this announcement. But I can’t wait to tell you just the same. In the same week that I helped my oldest son’s family (and my sweet little Remi) move to CA…our youngest son, Matt and my daughter (in-law), Christi, broke wonderful news to us. Grandbaby number three is on the way! Christi is about 10 weeks along now. She has had some morning sickness. I have not. But I have seen two ultrasound pics. I can tell from those pics that this baby is going to be beautiful, intelligent, multi-talented and an absolute delight to all of us. Grandfathers know these things. So…number three, Rex. I am closing in on you. One more for the tie.

Wow…another grandchild…another amazing demonstration of God’s everlasting divinity and power…another message from God that He hasn’t given up on this world yet…another challenge to learn and live the lessons of love (Matt and Christi, school starts on or around August 6th, hey?)…another precious soul to love all the way to Jesus…another reason why our prayers are fervent…why the holidays are special…why our times of separation will be lonelier. We will get to buy more gifts…celebrate one more birthday…and enjoy several more “firsts” (like first tooth…first word…first step… first potty success…first Christmas…first coloring picture….and first day of school)

“Unto you a child is born…” said the prophecy. The world was never the same again. Darkness was turned to light. Despair gave way to living hope. Truth was vindicated. Evil was put on notice. The coming of that Babe has blessed the coming of every babe since. The future brims with bright possibilities.

“To my tiny, coming grandchild (be she girl or be he boy), I pray that the story of your life will be one of continual discovery of the heart, mind and will of your Father God, intimate relationship with Him always and effective partnership with Him in His great cause on the earth. I love you more than I can say…and I’ll only love you more with each passing day.” Poppa Oakes

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5 thoughts on “Another Grandbaby?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. What a blessing. I love reading your words of expectation for this child. I can just see your face beaming as you think ahead to all that is coming. God is sending another beautiful gift your way … He must know that He can entrust such a beautiful spirit to your family. I don’t doubt that this is true.

    I’m happy for you … for your children … I pray that all is well for you Poppa Oakes.

    THANKS FOR SHARING IN OUR JOY, PAIGE. I HAVE BEEN PRETTY SICK FOR THE LAST TWO AND A HALF WEEKS…NOT MUCH UP TO BLOGGING. I HAVE MISSED IT. I HAVE DONE SOME CHECKING IN NOW AND THEN…BEEN BLESSED BY WHAT I’VE READ…BY WHAT YOU AND OTHERS AT THE OPEN CHURCH ARE DOING TO GLORIFY OUR SAVIOR AND WELCOME SINNERS HOME. WHAT A PRIVILEGE FOR US TO BE INVOLVED IN KINGDOM WORK…TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST DAWN UPON THE HEARTS AND FACES OF FOUND ONES. IS THERE ANY THRILL LIKE THIS? EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF HONORING OUR JESUS GETS OUR BLOOD PUMPING, DOESN’T IT? AND WHEN WE SUSPECT THAT WE HAVE HAD A PART IN ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHING THAT…WELL…THERE IS NO THRILL LIKE IT. I AM PAYING ATTENTION…I AM LEARNING FROM YOUR JOURNEY AND THE JOURNEYS OF OTHERS…AND BEST OF ALL, I AM LOVING SEEING YOU FALL DEEPER AND DEEPER FOR JESUS. BUT WHAT ELSE COULD WE DO BUT LOVE HIM?

  2. Poppa Oakes,

    Congratulations ole’ man (and sister Vicki)! And to Matt and Christi. Do you think the pressure was tooooo much for Christi??? Being surrounded by all those incredibly cute babies can really do a number on a woman’s maternal urges (ha).

    At this rate our family reunions will have to be conducted in the Astro Dome!

    It is truly amazing at how much our lives are changing. I pray that God’s presence continues to grace our families with love and care.

    AMEN, JOHN…WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED. SUCH CHANGE IS SO GOOD! I’M GLAD TO BE SHARING SUCH GOOD STUFF WITH YOU. I LOVE YOU AND ALL YOURS. PRAYERS GO UP! LATER

  3. Congratulations to all parties! What a lucky baby to be born into such a family….filled with love…where the light of the Father shines so brightly.

    I’m happy for you all!

    SHERRY,
    THOUGH I HAVE NEVER MET YOU…THE SPIRIT REFLECTED IN YOUR WORDS MAKES ME FEEL I KNOW YOU. YOUR GENEROUS, CARING HEART…YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR OPEN CHURCH FAMILY, LOST FOLK, AND, MOST OF ALL, YOUR LORD…WELL…IT’S SIMPLY INSPIRATIONAL. I MEAN THAT. AND I’M ONE WHO GLADLY WELCOMES ALL THE INSPIRATION I CAN GET. THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE I REALLY WANT TO TELL YOU, SHERRY, IN CASE YOU CHECK BACK IN HERE. A FEW WEEKS AGO I POSTED A COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG ABOUT MOSES FROM EXODUS 33. I REALLY LIKED WHAT YOU WROTE, BUT I HAD A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THE IDEA OF MOSES WHINING. SO I DEBATED ABOUT LEAVING MY COMMENT ON THAT POST. I REALLY MULLED IT OVER A LONG TIME, BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO COME OFF SOUNDING LIKE A KNOW-IT-ALL, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I CAME CLOSE TO DELETING IT, BUT DECIDED TO SEND IT ALONG. YOU RESPONDED TO MY COMMENT WITH SUCH GRACIOUSNESS AND OPENNESS THAT I WAS JUST OVERWHELMED. I MENTIONED THIS TO OUR FRIEND REX AND TO MY WIFE, VICKI, AS WELL. TO BOTH OF THEM I SAID THAT I’M NOT SURE I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE SO GRACIOUS AND OPEN. BUT YOUR RESPONSE ENCOURAGES ME IN THAT DIRECTION. I, TOO, WANT TO LOVE THE WORD OF THE LORD SO MUCH THAT ANYONE, ANYWHERE, AT ANYTIME WHO CAN GIVE ME ANOTHER INSIGHT TO CONSIDER…I WANT TO KNOW IT…I WANT TO HEAR IT…I WANT TO CONSIDER IT. THANK YOU, SHERRY, FOR LOVING THE LORD SO AND FOR TEACHING US HOW PRECIOUS IS HIS WORD TO YOU…AND TO US ALL.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

  4. Oh Doug. I don’t know what to say to that. I am open to any teaching about God’s word…because WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I KNOW???!!! 🙂 I enjoy reading your comments….because your heart for God is so obvious. Your love for Him and His people just radiates from the page. I know that when we meet (because we wil one of these days) that I will feel like I have known you for a long time. Thank you for your kind words…I cherish them. And PLEASE challenge and teach me any chance you get!!

  5. Rex Boyles on said:

    Beloved Poppa, give my congrats to the boy and his heart. As I post this – I will post my request with the Father for a healthy baby and a safe delivery. I love you and yours. Rex

    p.s. Isn’t time for there to be a Rex in the family – and I am not talking about the family mutt!!!

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