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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baby Isaiah

Oh, the joys of being a Grandma.

On Friday, the 8th day after Isaiah's birth, Jaran and Shelley took Isaiah to the doctor for his circumcision. I joined them, as well as Jaran's father and his new wife.

The doctor wouldn't let us in while she performed the procedure, but after Jaran brought him out, he held a small ceremony. He read the Genesis account of God giving Abraham the rite of circumcision, and then he said a blessing in Hebrew, a prayer that Isaiah will follow the Torah and come to know Yeshua his Savior. John (grandfather) also said a prayer.

A hospital chaplain overheard us, and she came over to rejoice with us. She kept saying how wonderful it was for us to do this for the baby.

From there we went to "Abuelo's" (my suggestion, since the "abuelos" means "grandparents and since Shelley loves Mexican food). I took my second sip of wine ever (my first was at Jaran's wedding) and toasted my precious grandson.

A beautiful occasion, one to be treasured.

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4 comments:

Casey said...

Oh congrats on the new baby! How wonderful to add another life to your family. I am sure you just love to spoil him. :)

Carla Gade said...

Precious moments. I'm so glad you were able to share that with them.

barbjan10 said...

What a beautiful memory to tell your grandson. How special and thank you for sharing your joy. It's ok for grandmas to do all the spoiling they want. Oh, happy day.

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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