It was a surprise to have a grandson. Two granddaughters were such a joy and for some reason, I expected another. Hope for a boy was never part of the expectation. The day he was born was a wonderful surprise. My husband and I looked forward to the journey with him.
Owen is a happy, healthy baby. He is exploring the world now, reaching for items and people, doing high fives, raising his hands above his head to entertain his family, playing with toys. He loves repetition and makes a toy repeat the same sound numerous times. Crawling is a knee lift away. Owen rarely cries, smiles and laughs all the time. He is a natural wonder.
What changes that little bundle you carry home from the hospital into a dynamic little being after eight months? The physical process can be described medically of course. However, the miracle and wonder of that new life as it unfolds and begins to explore the world are beyond all description. We who are lucky enough to experience this miracle in our lives are blessed indeed.