Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | August 17, 2018

To My First Grandchild

My Dearest Little One,

It’s me — your grandfather. Although we have not formally met, I wanted to write to tell you how excited I was to receive the wonderful news about you from your mom and dad. They were a little bit sneaky about it all but managed to do a pretty good job of surprising us with the news about you.


To say that your grandmother and I are excited would be an understatement. We are excited times infinity. We are counting the days and hours and minutes until we welcome you into the world. And honestly, those days will simply not go by fast enough for us.

For now, we are wearing the generic labels of grandfather and grandmother. That, however, will change when you get here. As our first grandchild, you get the special privilege of giving us new names. The other grandkids (we hope there will be many) will just have to follow your lead on the name thing.


Exciting things are happening in your life right now. Hour by hour, God is involved in the process of making you and helping you grow. He is personally marking every single cell in your little body with the unmistakeable signature of His image. And although it doesn’t show up in your sonogram pics, God has already placed a crown of dignity and glory and honor on your precious little head. He loves you.

Even though you are not here yet, you have already changed our lives. We are already in love with you — crazy, madly, head over heels in love with you. Your grandmother and I pray for you (and for your mom and dad) every night without fail. So, when you arrive, just know that you don’t have to do a single thing to earn our love. You already have it.


You will be excited to meet your mom and dad. They are two really special people whose love for you is beyond measure and who are ready to welcome you home. Your dad is adventurous and caring and has never met a stranger. He will always have your back, stand at your side, and lead you with wisdom. Your mom is amazing and fun and sweet and creative and will always be there to protect you, comfort you, and embrace you. You will have lots of fun with your mom and dad — guaranteed.

I could write so much more about your great-grandfather and your aunts and uncles but just know that they all feel the same way about you. They love you and are so excited that you will join our family. You will also get to meet Panda and Tux, your mom and dad’s kinda hyper little dogs. They are lots of fun.

I have had to stop several times as I write this just to wipe the tears from my eyes. They are good and happy tears — each one filled with gratitude to God for sending you our way. All of us in your family are committed to giving you the best childhood ever. We want to bless you with good memories that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

So for now, we must wait. You will be here soon. We will continue to pray for you every day as we wait for your arrival. Your mom will have lots of visits to her doctor. Your dad will call to give us updates. We look forward to seeing more sonogram pics so be sure to smile. We love you, precious little one.

Your Grandfather (aka, whatever name you will give me)


Responses

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  2. Congratulations Omar! Wow, what a wonderful letter your grandchild will cherish. Beyond happy for you and Cheryl, and your kids! Prayers for all…

  3. Congratulations to you all!!

  4. Congratulations!!!! I’m so excited for the Gacia Family and for us that get to walk beside you.

  5. Congratulations! Your letter was wonderful!

  6. I know you all are so excited—-love to you all….Bob & Constance

  7. To Omar and Cheryl…we send our congratulations as you receive your new roles as grandparents! It is such a beautiful gift from God that will stir your souls deeply! We are so happy for the Garcia family!💕

  8. Congratulations, grandpa. What a wonderful testimony of our life giving God.

    Gilpen Gray gilpengray@gmail.com

  9. Congratulations! How sweet!

  10. Welcome to the “over the top club”
    aka, grandparents crazy in love
    with their grandchildren. It’s the best
    place to be… you will love every
    minute of it and will have feelings you
    never knew you had.
    I’m so happy for you and Cheryl,
    This child will be so blessed and covered in daily prayers
    Congratulations
    Marti and Jack

  11. I love this sweet letter. It brought tears to my eyes too! So excited for your family!

  12. Tissue, please!
    So Happy for you all!

  13. Congratulations Opa. I am very happy for you and your family. May God continue to bless you fully.

    JW

    John C. Walters

    704.756.7287

    jwa@walterscorp.com

  14. This is such a beautiful letter written for your first grand baby! I am thrilled for you all.
    Thank you for sharing this Omar.

  15. Congratulations Omar! Blessings, T.J. (aka Papa Bear to my 10 grandbabies)

  16. Congrats Omar. Very exciting time. May God bless the expanding Garcia family!

  17. This is so beautiful and the love for all clearly shines through!!!!

  18. What a beautiful letter to your grandbaby! It will be a treasure keepsake!!! I look forward to being this baby’s Great Aunt Cindie! Sending lots of love & prayers!!!

  19. What a beautiful message to your grandchild. Congratulations to you, Cheryl and your family! We can’t wait to hear the names picked for you two.

  20. Oh, Omar. Congratulations to you all. There is just nothing like being a grandparent. It’s the best! And just as becoming a parent experiencially teaches us about the ‘Father/parent’ dimension of God’s great love, becoming a grandparent teaches us of a whole other level of His immeasurable and unconditional love. I think Zephaniah 3:17 describes ‘grandparent love’ the best: it is a peaceful love that can calm and quiet that child when Mom and Dad are at their wits’ end; and SO deeply accepting and affirming–rejoicing over them with gladness, and delighting in them with singing! And God gives grandparents sweet opportunities to pour our faith into our grandchildren that are unique and precious. DELIGHTFUL! You are Cheryl are going to be wonderful grandparents. what a blessed baby! 🙂

  21. Thank you for sharing your heart with us as you are blessed beyond with your first grandchild. Julia and I are very excited for you and Cheryl as you add to your legacy. ANOTHER VOICE TO PRAISE HIM!

  22. Congratulations!!!!!! So happy for y’all!!

  23. I’m so happy for you and your family as you await this very special tiny human who will bring much joy and love to your family. Congratulations!🎉🎈❤️

  24. O: what a wonderful news! Congratulations on the new season of your life. I know he/she is a blessed baby to have you as grandpa! Maybe s/he will grow and bike with us one day!

  25. Congratulations to you and Cheryl and your kids! That is wonderful news!
    Becoming a grandmother was a wonderful blessing to me! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and prayers for this precious little one in the womb!
    Our God is an awesome God!


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