Oct 3, 2011

Welcome, Baby Cameryn!

When Barry slipped in beside me at church yesterday, he leaned over with whispered enthusiasm and said, "Briana is in labor!" I didn't hear much of the sermon from that point forward. Peggy was neighboring me on the chair to my left. She said I was pretty giddy.

Living in Idaho now, I am about 1000 miles away from our precious daughter, Briana. Whereas I experienced her entire first pregnancy and witnessed the birth of our grandson, Caleb, I missed the journey with Cameryn — except for telephone calls. 

Briana was a day past her due date when she began eating radishes per a friend's advice. We'll never know if we can blame the radishes, but she was launched into labor and arrived at the hospital dilated to 9.5!

Baby Cameryn was born after 10:30 AM on October 2nd, 2011. She and Mommy are doing beautifully! As for me, Nana KJ, I'm literally shouting from the mountaintops!

Oct 2, 2011


These days, we frequently hear the word "Great" spoken with a dull, sarcastic tone. When inserted into comedy with just the right inflection and timing, it can actually generate laughter. 

Happily, "great" can become something uncommonly special when we approach each day with with an expectation that makes room for greatness. Enthusiasm leaves little room for negativity and will spark smiles that engage others, rippling far beyond our reach.

NOTE: The acronym and picture are courtesy of Byrd Baggett. I colorized the photo using Toy Camera on the iPhone Camera+ app.