If you've seen my Facebook page, this is old news. Allow me to introduce you to Bryce Wesley Smith. He was born at 1 p.m. Friday at Blessing Hospital. The other basic information everybody wants to know -- 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 19 inches long. His original due date had been October 3, but the doctor concedes that they might have miscalculated a bit. Everybody's fine and Bryce and his mom came home Sunday morning.

At the risk of getting all mushy and philosophical -- as I got my turn to hold the new one Friday afternoon, I couldn't help but think of all the world has in store for Bryce. Think of all the changes we've seen in the world in the last few decades. Now, consider all the possibilities that are his for the taking. And, the responsibility of all those who care about him -- including this grandpa -- to "raise him up in the way he should go." It's an awesome responsibility -- and a ride this grandpa wouldn't trade for anything.