Number six is on the way…God-willing…to be born in Bakersfield, CA in late January next year. Gift from God via His servants, Doug, Jr. and Kelly. The news quickened my pulse, put a smile on my face, drove me to my knees in grateful prayer, set a new, healthy longing in my heart, renewed my resolve to be a better poppa and reminded me that in so many wonderful ways it is the little child that leads us…leads us to be our best for their sake…to work hard and well to provide for them…to be ever alert to protect them…to open our hearts to what love of them will inevitably work in us…and to depend on Father God for we well know that we are not equal to the task…the privilege…of caring for them, if He’s not vitally, continually in it with us. Lord, be ever with that precious California family of Remi, Rilyn, Kelly and Doug, especially now as You work your wondrous “magic” and bring about the appearance of our next new arrival. And Father…thank You again.
There’s something wonderfully evangelistic about grandparenthood that I just love!