I Am A Grandfather

There are many days that stand out in the lifetime of everyone but none as wonderful or blessed as the birth of new life. June 13, 2010 is one of those days in my life. My first grandchild, Maggie Ann Taylor came into this world at 2:59 PM weighing 6 lbs 10 ozs, 19 1/4 inches long and as beautiful and precious as anyone could dream.

As I looked at her and watched the joy in the eyes of my son and his wife, I was reminded through tears of joy of another blessed day in September of 1985 when I held Maggie’s father for the first time and as the tears began to flow even more my son and I embraced for the first time as not just father and son but two fathers loving their child with the pride that being a father holds.

Through the turmoil that we face everyday in our personal life and as we watch the headlines seeing the strife that our Nation and the world faces nothing can put anything into perspective nor set things right as the site of a new born baby and the innocence that they hold. When I looked into the precious face of my grand daughter I was soothed knowing that God in his infinite wisdom was still in control and that all would be well because He still holds the keys to life and could still bring such a beautiful little girl safely into our world.

My son and daughter in law will raise beautiful Maggie and I will spoil her as she learns to crawl, goes to school and grows into the wonderful woman that she will become. But for now she is the precious little infant who by just existing has the ability to steal the heart of everyone who sees her whether family, friend or total stranger. She comes into a flawed world but she does not know it as she sleeps in the arms of those who will love her and protect her from harm.

She represents all that is good and in her precious little life the joy that is life still prevails and all is well once again. God brought me a wonderful son nearly 25 years ago, to him He brought a sweet wife and through them God has created a beautiful baby girl, my grand daughter Maggie Ann. She was loved while she was still in the womb, her birth brought rejoicing and her life brings a happiness as only a baby can fulfill. Thank you Lord for bringing her safely to us and may the light that she is always shine to everyone she meets throughout her life.

Ken Taylor   The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth