Friday, January 02, 2009

The Grandnephew

I have a new grandnephew. Sare delivered him a few days ago. Both mother and child are home and doing well. Grampa is pretty darn excited; at last count he had Flickr'ed thirty-six photos. I told him that even I hadn't gone to such lengths. I also told him that I understood and that he would now understand how I have felt for almost two years now.

The feelings that I have for Nikki Dee are strong and precious. She lights me and delights me.

Love is an amazing thing. It's something that we never run out of. In fact, it seems that the more we give, the more we have to give. Loving one person does not diminish the love that we bear someone else, for our hearts grow as needed. Each love is different. We love our spouses differently than our children; our children differently from each other; our parents differently than our grandparents, and so on. And there's always room for one more. Do you hear that CB (the impending grand)?

I was hoping to embed a Slideshow of Grampa's photos, but Flickr is being obstinate. So, just click the link if you want to see a bunch of pictures of a cutie patootie.


thailandchani said...

That is so true! It isn't as though there is a finite amount of love. :)


ChrisB said...

What a little cutie. I think you've probably gathered I love babies -well all children really.

Amanda said...

He is simply beautiful!
Congratulations ~ Hope Mummy and Baby are both doing well.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

"Oh, Grand Uncle, you are too funny!"

Another tender little soul to be nutured to personhood.

Your niece Sara writes a lively person blog, too. I read quite a bit of it once before when you mentioned her.

Mary said...


There's nothing like grandkids to light up your life and give you a different perspective on the world. He is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to the entire family.


PBS said...

Awww, he's so very adorable!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute little guy!!! As you well know.. I am very much in baby mode these days. :-). I wish the new grandpa and Mom and little guy much happiness.

Woman in a Window said...

He's gorgeous and looks so kissable soft.

And your piece on love, so true and nicely drawn out.