Saturday, February 7, 2009

Welcome Baby Bergstrom

Posted by Leona Bergstrom

How can such a tiny presence make such a difference?

Today we went to meet our newborn grandson. I was feeling overwhelmed by my own chaotic rush to get there through heavy traffic with his 2-year old big brother. My "oh so critical" to-do list was dangling in my brain with haunting incompletion.

Bapa, Nani and Big Bro charged into the hospital room. More chaos.
Helium balloons bouncing off our faces, tired and excited parents
trying to make introductions, an oh-so-curious toddler, cameras that
weren't cooperating or capturing the first sibling encounter, and
nurses ordering us to vacate the room and remove the bags, belongings, and half-eaten salami. We began moving the whole entourage. I felt pressed in from all sides.

And then...there he was! A tiny little person bundled in the familiar
swaddling blanket. Tiny tightened eyelids and a round head that only partly fills the Swedish Hospital baby cap.

Nothing else mattered. I just wanted to stare at him and absorb the serenity, tranquility, blessing and hope of the moment.

Tiny baby boy with a big strong name to fill.
God's gift.
God's grace.
Son of my son.

Graham Charles Bergstrom.
8 pounds 6 ounces
21 3/4 inches long

Welcome! Oh, welcome Graham, into our family and into our world!

1 comment:

Lynnea said...

Welcome Graham to our growing family! You are in for quite an adventure.