Ain’t It Grand?

Technology, that is.

Here I sit on the sofa in the living room of my son’s beautiful new home in Dallas, typing away on this tiny little tablet that’s no bigger that a child’s picture book. Soon, I’ll touch the bright blue “publish” button and send this little post out into the world where it will be read by people who have become my friends, even though I’ve never laid eyes upon them or heard the sound of their voices.

But then just yesterday we saw, clearly outlined on the screen of a computer, the first image of our grandchild, his/her tiny face in absolutely perfect profile, nestled snugly inside that safe cocoon where he/she can grow until it’s time to greet the world. We heard the strong and steady heartbeat that, having now begun, will not stop again, God willing, for perhaps nearly 100 years.

And as amazing as is the technology that brought us those images and sounds, it can’t hold a candle to the miracle of that life and the promise it holds.

16 thoughts on “Ain’t It Grand?

  1. It is grand! There’s no substitute for the real thing. I’m so happy for you, your family and the miracle waiting to make its entrance into your life.

  2. My husband, who works in the medical field, always says there is nothing more amazing than the body and how it works and gives us life. Countless babies grow in mothers’ stomachs every day yet each and every one of them is an awe inspiring creation, and even though I never had a child myself, I always feel very humbled and happy in the presence of those that have touched my life. Just think, your grandchild would not exist as it does if it wasn’t for you, that surely is the best feeling in the world 🙂

    • It is indeed humbling to think about the way our bodies work. There are so many elements to biology which are clearly beyond our control, no matter how advanced our technology becomes. And that’s as it should be I think 🙂

  3. Mystery and miracle never will be confined by technology. If anything, technology only helps to communicate the miracle more clearly – helping us to experience awe more intensely.

    • I’m glad we have technology to help us communicate the miracle. It also helps bridge the distance when you live far away from your family, for which I’m very thankful.

  4. Nothing so amazing as the “technology”–the miracle and wonder–of life. Amazing, too, the technology that allowed you a glimpse, and a sound, of that new life!

  5. I can’t believe how excited I am for you. You are about to have one of the most wonderful experiences of your life. My favorite role in life has turned out to be Grandma. You’ll be so very good at it. Ha! What fun lies ahead. All the best, Becca.

  6. You said it Becca. And you’re in good company…Einstein said it too,
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    I love that quote and I loved this post. Have fun!

    • Sometimes it’s hard to see the miracles, because everyday life is so daunting. I’m focusing really keenly on this one right now, and loving it!

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