It’s a baby

OK, not just any baby. It’s a grand baby.

And when I got to hold her today for the first time, she was of course the most beautiful baby in the world.

I felt the kind of healthy awe I’ve felt each time one of our own was born. But it perhaps more like the level of elation I felt when Margaret came—the first born, with all her possibilities and promise.

So yesterday, December 1, Christian and Ann welcomed Tabitha Elaine Metts into the world. 8 pounds, 2 ounces. 19 inches long.

There are pictures and there will be lots more. It’s nice when the dad is a photographer.

The plan is for Tabitha to call me Santa. (The kids figured it out a long time ago.) And she will call Katie “Lady.” Because she is one.

I’m sure I will eventually think deep thoughts about the honor of being a grandparent, but for now I’m just excited. The Lord is gracious. And we all get a baby for Christmas.



About wally metts

Wally Metts is the daysman. He is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University and is a pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, MI. The father of four adult children, he and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees in Michigan. His grandchildren call him Santa.

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