Monday, August 16, 2010

Skip begat Nathan and Nathan begat Seth

My son Nate and his wife Janae are in biblical terms, "great with child". She is due on August 30th but will probably give birth via C-section on the 26th due to a breech presentation unless the baby turns. Becoming a grandparent is lots of fun but also thought provoking in terms of TIME! I'm speaking of the perception of the increasing rapidity at which time passes. Yes, it only seemed liked yesterday that Nate was a little kid running around in his cowboy outfit. I know, I know, it's very cliche, but it's true. Now with the coming of a grandson my thoughts turn towards "the balance of a lifetime" and how to make maximum impact with time left. The process has been extremely fruitful for me and it has helped me to refocus and reevaluate--always a good thing. At any rate, I am ready to have Seth Alexander learn how great God is by providing him with a grandpa that spoils him like crazy!

8 comments:

Jen and Bern said...

So exciting for the entire family! We're due just a week after they are! Acupuncture & chiropractors are great for turning breached babies by the way!

Tisa said...

Hi Pastor Skip,
You sound like you are about to jump out of your skin. I bet Nate is too. I'll be praying for little Seth to turn. Boys usually like to stay in a week longer anyway but having a C section is still serious. I'm sure Grandma Lenya already told you this but try to buy the snowboard after his 1st birthday. Take care, Grandpa Skip!

Cara said...

You guys are going to be great grandparents!

SGLORIA364 said...

Skip, you and Lenya are entering into another chapter in life. You will absolutely love being grandparents. We have been praying for Seth to be healthy and for a non-complicatede delivery. The Lord is with you! God Bless you and Lenya and Nate and Janae.

Blodgett said...

I am so excited for you all! What an incredible blessing! We will be praying for everyone on Thursday!!! God bless!
Maellen

rebmaz said...

Hi Skip! I'm Rebeca, Isaac's mom (from Guadalajara). We'll be praying for your grandson! Isaac was breached too but he decided to move in the last sec. In any case, it's great to know that God is taking care of everything, yay!
By the way, thank you for presenting Isaac, we really enjoyed it!

helen said...

Dear Pastor Skip and Lenya,
Oh the joy of being grandparents is so out of this world. We will keep your family in prayer and for little Seth to make that turn. Today may be his birthday!!!! How wonderful to see your name carried on. Enjoy that first moment when you hold little Seth and stretch out your arms up to the heavens and cry to God how grateful you are and how he belongs to the Lord. Such an awesome moment. Agape, Helen

Elizabeth said...

Well, Roobeez.com has the cutest, little brown leather cowboy boots with big, blue leather stars stitched on top, and Babygap.com has darling cowboys P.J.s, if you want to suit up your new, little cowboy!
Very handsome, little fellow!! Congratulations to all!!