Tomma, our new little German "grand-daughter," was born January 23rd. Her mom, Sylvia, lived with us the first year we lived on Grande Avenue, twenty years ago. When I learned of this baby's pending arrival I got to work preparing a special way to say "Welcome to life, little one!"
After finishing and sending it off, I received a wonderful phone call, where I was beautifully thanked and caught up on the recent details of Tomma's little life. Conversation with her dad and warm remembering with her mom led me to a heart full of gratitude for the joy of opportunities for such meaningful relationships.
Soon the photos arrived of little Tomma enjoying the quilt with sweet happy smiles.
God has made you beautifully and your mom is really special to us. Welcome to life! We pray for you here in America.
*quote by Frederick Buechner