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Hayes Announcement

We all know that every child is a gift from God. In fact, the scripture says this very thought. Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; …. Psalms 127: 3

But some of these little gifts become even more special when they’re added to one’s own family. We’ve just been blessed with another grandchild and we’re so thankful for this new little life. Hayes Davis Kimmel – born to our son Cody and his wife Lauren in Dallas,TX.

We flew to Dallas the morning of his birth and had the privilege of seeing him just a few minutes after he was born. In fact he was so new, he was still steaming! I don’t think there’s a wonder and pride that compares to the ones reflected on a new Dad’s face as they show off their brand new baby.

And that’s also one of the greatest things about being a grandparent. Seeing a child (now grown up) that you love more than yourself have that same kind of love for his child and your grandchild. It’s what we call a Grand Love and it’s straight from the heart of God.

Since this new little star has arrived on the scene, his big brother (19mos.old) has come to realize that he has to share his universe with someone else. Not the easiest thing for this first born superstar to do but he’s learning and becoming the better for it.

Grandparenting is the best. It’s God’s reward for not selling your kids on Ebay!! And now that we have two little grandboys in Dallas, we’re so grateful for Skype, Face time, airplanes, frequent flyer miles and ministry opportunities inTexas.

Here’s to newborn stars and grand blessings,

Love, Darcy

Darcy Kimmel

Darcy Kimmel has a heart for encouraging and equipping parents and grandparents to maximize their unique callings in life with the Grace Based Parenting model for relationships. Her greatest joy comes from her own family and relationships. Darcy speaks at marriage and parenting events with her husband Tim. As a writer, Darcy is co-author of several books on parenting, grandparenting and family relationships.

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  1. Mary Elisabeth Denmon says:

    Wow! The grandchild bunch is growing. What a blessing. Congrats to all!

  2. Jennifer Cottrell Reeves says:

    Oh Darcey I loved this post! I was close for all of my 4 grandbabies’ births here in Phoenix but now they have moved to Dallas to start Young Life in the inner city and I miss them so much! Yet God is at WORK!

  3. Darcy says:

    Thanks Mary Elisabeth. God is good.

  4. Darcy says:

    I know you miss those grandchildren but I admire you for taking joy in God’s calling on their parents’ lives.

  5. Karen says:

    Congratulations to you and your family!
    We love your hearts for the family!
    We are fighting right along side you.

  6. Grace Rishell says:

    Hi Darcy! So excited to hear about the new arrival for Cody and his growing family!! I have a fond memory of Cody leading the funeral service for a beloved hamster in our backyard. I think we had 10 children in attendance!! Now He is a father to two boys and a wonderful husband. Rejoicing with you!!!

  7. Julie says:

    Congratulations Kimmel family! What a fun time.

  8. Darcy says:

    Thanks Julie and Grace. We are blessed. I had forgotten about the hamster funeral. Shades of things to come!