Friday, February 06, 2009

Corley Elizabeth

Our first grandchild, Corley Elizabeth McCormick, arrived on the planet this afternoon around 2:00. She came in weighing a sturdy 8 lbs., 7 ozs. and sporting thick shocks of black hair. She takes the maiden name of her paternal grandmother.

Proud parents are our son, Chad, and his lovely wife, Mary Beth. Chad manages the 100,000 acre Cargile Ranch near Mertzen, Texas and Mary Beth teaches middle school in San Angelo.

Jana and I are beside ourselves with joy. Universal testimony to grandparenthood said we would be, but such reports were understated. Joy like this cannot be spoken.

Mary Beth is resting now, doing quite well after her good work this day. We are grateful and humbled by this miracle of birth, and mindful that such a miracle is replicated generously and innumerably by God each day. Thank you all for the loving solidarity of prayer and celebration with us on this grand occasion.

The southern poet, James Agee, said: "Every time a child is born the potentiality of the human race is born again."

It is Eden all over in our home tonight.


Anonymous said...

As my Jewish friends say Mazol Tov!How exciting. We love the pictures.
Love to all,
Randy & Carolyn Crosland

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures of the family! Congrats to all!!

Norma said...

Congratulations. From her size, I'd say she arrived on the planet about 9 months ago.

Unknown said...

Oh Hallelujah! You and Jana have just joined the ranks of the most blessed people in God's hierarchy! You have unspeakable joy ahead and the opportunity to have a profoundly positive impact in Corley's life. There is nothing better. God bless you all!

Much love,
Randi and Martin

kc bob said...

From one grandpa to another - Congratulations!

Keith Vaughn said...

Trust me when I say, Grandparenthood is a grand institution.

Lee Prophitt said...

Hey, Gramps! Congratulations to all.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Charlie and Jana! She is absolutely beautiful! Miss you!

Anonymous said...

Charlie - CONGRATUALTIONS to one and all. Our grand-daughter, Harper Elizabeth was born Nov. 5th
What a joy. Number three for us. May God continue to bless Corley and the family!
John Adams
Columbus, GA

mamadelapaz said...

Beautiful baby...
Magnificent homage from Grandad...
Such a young looking Grandmother!

When did we all grow up?

We are delighting in your Eden. Thanks for spreading the joy around!

Great hugs all around! Jan & David

Unknown said...

Ok Grandpa, back to work! And psot somenew baby pictures!

Zoonhollis said...

Hi Charlie,

This is Matt Wilkins, your long lost compatriot from Lubbock, now living in North Carolina. Congrats on the new family addition. Tell Jana hello. Drop me a line at

Anonymous said...

Hi Charlie!

Congratulations! This Terry from San Angelo, and Chad and Mary Beth are in our Sunday School class. God bless and enjoy your little piece of Eden!