Monday, September 3, 2012


Although this blog will publish today, I am actually writing it on August 28, 2012.  This day will forever be a special day for our family.  It is the day our first grandchild made his entrance into the world.  Gideon James Lee was born at 3:02 a.m. (Vegas time) weighing in at 6 lbs and 13 oz.  All I can tell you that there was absolutely no sleeping last night, and amazingly, I did not break out the chocolate!

I do not even know what to feel at this point.  All the grandparents at church have told us that there is nothing like a grandchild.  Although I have only seen pictures, Gideon has already stolen my heart.  How am I going to react when I see him?  Oh by the way, for those who saw the video back in January when we learned that we were going to be grandparents, you will be shocked that I did not scream and jump when he arrived.  Now, I did try to talk intelligently but words just failed me.

I have had a few hours to ponder the name Gideon.  With my son being an Air Force Captain, I almost knew that this little one would have the name of a biblical soldier and warrior for God.  Gideon, God’s servant soldier, wanted only to follow God’s plan.  I think at times Gideon did question God’s direction.  I mean seriously, who wants to go to war with only 300 men?  Yet God led Gideon and his troops into battle. 

Our little Gideon aka G-Man will thankfully be raised in a Christian home with parents who will teach him the ways of the Lord.  I know my number one job (besides spoiling him) will be to pray daily for this little guy.  For you see, one day our little Gideon will be called to follow God’s plan for his life.


Pat said...

Congratulations again, friend!! Wow, it just hit me....he was born 1 day after our Aubrey turned 1!! Can't wait to see more pictures and hear all about the first time you get to see him. Rock him as long as you can because they grow really fast.

Sara said...

Congrats to your family!

Kathy Britton said... the world already knows...we are expecting our first grandchild in a few months........also a grandson, Cameron Lee...and I am sooooo excited!!! Reading your post makes me even more anxious!