Friday, May 4, 2012

A Heritage From the Lord

Rilyn Rebekah
     The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as our family welcomed two beautiful additions.
In April, we had the privilege of meeting Rilyn Rebekah Wells.  Our daughter and son-in-law already have a sweet, rambunctious soon to be three year old little boy.  He is now a big helper with his baby sister.  During the hospital stay, I had the opportunity to take care of him, and it was a joy!
Gavin kissing his sister Rilyn
     Then, this past Tuesday, May 1st, our family once again gathered to meet Bennett Kadence Thayer born to our son Aaron and his wife Bonnie.  This, too, was their second child who joins his brother Aiden, a handsome 3 and 1/2 year old.  In fact, Aiden loved his baby brother so much, he sat in a rocking chair holding him and singing "Amazing Grace" to him along with several other songs.  What joy filled our hearts as we looked on thinking of being able to witness the passing along of our faith through the lips of a young child to the ears of his newborn brother!
      An old adage says that grandchildren are the blessing of a long life, and I have to agree.  We now are blessed to have seven grandchildren, and we thank God every day for them and their parents.  Scripture tells us in Psalm 127: 3-5:  "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!  He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."
Bennett Kadence Thayer
     Years ago, God filled our quiver with four children - a daughter and three sons.  We raised them to know the Lord Jesus Christ and live for Him.  When they launched into their own lives and married (all save one), we were delighted to see them have the rich reward of children.  We now are partaking of the sweet fruit of grand-parenting, and praying each day for these little ones to come to a close walk with Jesus Christ.
     We are off once again this Saturday to enjoy a birthday party and celebrate another year of life for our grandson Gavin who turns three on May 6th.  Our family has grown and so have our joys.  Indeed, children are a heritage from the Lord and grandchildren are the icing on the cake!  Selah!

I welcome your thoughts and comments as always.


Patricia said...

They are just beautiful, Barbara. What joy!

It's amazing how much our lives parallel each other, isn't it? Our little Wyatt is 2 weeks old today, before the end of the month we will be welcoming Tyler to the family, and like you, we will be celebrating Austin's b'day, who will be 3 next week.

And you and I have b'days this month, as well. Oh, the merry month of May. =)

Seriously, you and I are blessed, rich women to have been given children and grandchildren. May the Lord make both of us grandmothers that...even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Psalm 71:18 ESV

Have a great weekend celebrating Gavin.

Barbara Thayer said...

We will Pat! Isn't this a wonderful time in our lives! I say AMEN to the scripture you shared as well. It is a busy time to serve these precious little ones by teaching them all about Jesus and His precious love! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your wonderful news too! God is soooooo good!

Christina said...

Have a beautiful weekend dear friend! Celebrating with you and your family over this truly wonderful good news! All my love!

Barbara Thayer said...

Thank you Christina! We are rejoicing in the Lord for our family. God has blessed us in many ways. May the Lord bless you this weekend as well!