Becoming a grandparent isn't new as I've been blessed with grandchildren that I've gained through marriage. However, awaiting the arrival of a grandbaby from birth is a new experience, and I must admit there's a fine line between anxiety and anticipation. Both emotions stir in my gut.
Though a miraculous phenomenon, childbirth, is a commonplace event. It's universal, occurring every day among women spanning generations since Adam. Yet, I still find myself cautious to fully revel in the expectation of this baby's arrival.
Yes, my heart beats with anticipation, but it does so from the vicinity of my throat as I pray everything goes according to plan. As I said, both emotions reign profoundly succinct, and this rival is not for the faint of heart.
I'll probably take a deep breath and cry when the anticipation is over, and the newest member of our family is safely here. The Lord be with us for this blessed event.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 36:7