Saturday, February 6, 2010

A New Addition

We were delighted by the arrival of our newest grandson Kimball on Tuesday afternoon. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 20½ inches long.

I thought I would never see a baby be born again.

I spent most of the morning and early afternoon keeping a fatherly distance in the waiting room. I was surprised to be invited in to help give my daughter a blessing. Later, I was asked to help move her. At that point, I took a chair in the doorway.

It was not an easy delivery. The room was quiet. A lot of silent prayers were ascending up to heaven. There was a stillness like a presence of angels. If you have ever witnessed a birth, you know what I mean.

I was asked to step in and take a turn holding my daughter's right hand. The baby had just crowned and in minutes he emerged. I was so excited, but not nearly as was his mother and father. 

Yes, he is a cute baby! We are so grateful to have him here.


  1. Congratulations! I love these sweet little gifts from heaven!

  2. Sweet little darling. I wanted to name one of my boys Kimball. Didn't work out. :-)