Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Journey Begins Here

It is now official: his name is Ryan Jameson Dunphey, to be called R. Jameson. Not RJ - said with great emphasis by his parents. They want him to be Jameson. (Just letting you know...)

So I have temporarily moved across the street and through the neighbor's back yard to Danica's home. I get to play housemaid and cook and nanny for a few days. I love it. It is simple and focused. But since I am still so close to all those other pressing needs I wonder if I will really be able to get away with it. I suppose it is doubtful. I suspect that somehow those needs will discover me hiding over here. But as along as it lasts I will enjoy this simplicity.

The wonder of parenting is dawning in their hearts and minds. It is creeping in upon them, taking real shape in the form of Mr. R. Jameson Dunphey. Until now it was so many theories and notions. Now it is confronting them with something more concrete. A living soul is dependent upon them for nurture and care, for love and guidance, for forgiveness and mercy, for wisdom and safety. This is a noble task. And they are ready to undertake it.

"Lord, grant them wisdom and grace as they embark on this life-long journey. Be with them through the years, filling them with love and strength to give their best to those who need their best. May their little ones always know a special place in their hearts, and may they successfully lead them all to You. Amen."

5 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

How wonderful!! Please give our love to the happy parents.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Congratulations!

8:38 PM  
Blogger The Josephs said...

That is a crazy but fast story of Danica's labor. Must be nice. I remember all that sheesh. But I am so glad it all turned out so well for her and the family. Praise God he is here! We have been waiting for news on it. So how did they choose the name? And why is it that they call Ryan and now Jameson by their middle names? It is so different. Anyway, I am glad for you all!

God Bless,
Andrea Josephs

1:30 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

What a handsome little man, and what a wonder to have a new life to nurture. God bless them all!

10:31 PM  
Anonymous CFP certification program said...

Nice program attached with your journey. Lord, grant them wisdom and grace as they embark on this life-long journey. We have waiting for the news. May their little ones always know a special place in their hearts, be happy as always.

3:33 AM  

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