Monday, June 21, 2010

it doesn't get much better than this..

There are just no words to express the absolute joy in my heart. My daughter Megan and her husband Rod welcomed the newest member of their family into the world today. Silas made his grand entrance this afternoon at 1:32 and weighed in at 7 lbs 14 ounces. He is just absolutely beautiful. He has the sweetest little face and I am already deeply in love with this little fella. I can tell that we are gonna have some great times together.

I have had the privilege of seeing all 6 of my grandchildren being born. There is just nothing quite as awesome as being able to witness new life. As we watched him emerge, we were all just so mesmorized by the miracle unfolding in front of us. God is so good. He has blessed me and my family immeasurably. If I didn't receive another blessing from Him, I would still be overflowing with His grace.

Tonight as I lay my head down, I will rest in the peace and safety of His arms. I have soaked up His goodness today. I have witnessed His miraculous power. And I am basking in the sheer radiance of His glory that was made manifest in a tiny little newborn babe.

God is indeed so good.

Silas at about 5 seconds old!

Megan, Silas, Rod - about 30 minutes old.

A tired Nana and her precious little grandson.

With a full heart,


NanaNor's said...

Dearest Beth, Congrat's from one Nana to another. What a beautiful boy he is and I know you two will have wonderful adventures together and that he will be such a blessing to the entire family.
Hugs to you sweet friend.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...


Nana Jul said...

Congratulations Nana!! He is just beautiful! You will have marvelous moments for sure. And even though you are a tired Nana, Silas loves you already...look at him looking up at you!
Praising the Lord with you as you celebrate the beginning of summertime. Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always!

Irritable Mother said...

What a wonderful gift - to see your grandchildren born into this world.
I can't wait!
Er, yes, I can. LOL!
But when that day comes, I hope I can be there as a witness, too.

Beth E. said... precious! Welcome to the world, little Silas. May God pour out His blessings upon you, equipping and enabling you to serve Him all the days of your life.

Blessings to mom, dad, and the grandparents! Now, get some rest, Nana! ;-)

valerie said...

Congratulations Beth!
He is so precious. I am thankful everything went well and so thankful you were able to be there. How special!
Reading this and seeing the pictures makes me all the more anxious to see our first little grandson. (due the last of Oct.)
Thanks for sharing.


Oh what a blessing has come upon you and your famnily!! God be praised!

Psalm 21 [for the day he was born] shall be his banner - to be victorious throughout his life and to live a long life on the earth - one filled with the strength of the LORD. May the LORD of glory crown his life with blessing and purpose!

Psalm 21:1-7
1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength.
How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him the desire of his heart
and have not withheld the request of his lips.

3 You welcomed him with rich blessings
and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.

4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.

5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.

6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

7 For the king trusts in the LORD;
through the unfailing love of the Most High
he will not be shaken.

Love to all of you!
Choosing JOY, Stephanie

Every Day Blessings said...

How precious!!!!!! I am so excited for you and you looked beautiful in your cute yellow sun dress holding such a sweetie, Not tired at all.

Stacey Dawn said...

Congratulations Nana - and of course Mom and Dad - beautiful, precious boy!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So awesome... congratulations to all..what a blessing.
I have seen births, but not family. I can't wait to be a grandmother...not sure I will see the births, since I have five boys and only one girl...we will see how those daughter-in-laws feel.
Enjoy!!! Sooooooooooo awesome!!!

Gwendolyn said...

The Great Creator at work again! Praise Him! "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everylasting, and His truth endures to all generations.....
That a people yet to be created may praise the Lord."
Psalm 100:4&5 and Psalm 102:18b

Angel said...

Oh Beth, how wonderful is that!!! Congratulations!! To be there when they are born is such a blessing. I was there when my one and only grandbaby was born and hope to be for all the others as well. He is precious!!

Love and Blessings

Misty said...

Oh he is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so excited for you, Beth...another precious little one to bask in God's light reflected through you. So amazing - God is SO good. :)

Nancy M. said...

I'm so glad everything went well! What a beautiful little blessing!

Lisa said...

Congratulations sweet friend! What a blessing!

Thena said...

Congratulations Beth!!
You said it so well, there is nothing like it. I never knew there was more love to go around until I became a Nana.

sister sheri said...

What joy! Congratulations... and you didn't look tired at all!

Cricket said...

Congratulations....He's too cute...

Faith Imagined said...

He is quite beautiful! Such an amazing blessing!

D.J. at The Quiet Quill said...

Congratulations on your newest grandbaby! May I just say, "You look fantastic!" Wow. You have six grandchildren? Wow.

I am very, very happy for you. Babies are such a joy. What a blessing from heaven.

Lynda Young said...

congratulations! What a beautiful treasure, blessing and delight.

Redeemed By His Love said...

Congratulations, Beth and family!
How exciting!

Yolanda said...


My heart is just over flowing with joy and love towards you and your little brood of grand-children. You are a woman that is blessed and I rise up and tell you so!