An Update on “Becca Boo”

In September 2012 we published this QBQ QuickNote after our daughter, Kristin, gave birth to little “Becca Boo”:

Becca "Boo" Lindeen, 7 1/2 months
“Becca Boo” Lindeen 7 1/2 months

Well, all these months later I am here to tell you she’s the happiest, most smiling, engaging baby this grandpa has ever seen! And with seven kids, I’ve seen a bunch!

No longer does she require any “EEGs” at the doctor’s as she has been declared “nearly perfect.” What a blessing! Of course, what the doc doesn’t get is we consider “Boo” to be PERFECT!

And, after spending last weekend with Joshua, the beautiful three-year-old grandson, and Becca, I just couldn’t resist telling you all about her. Many of you prayed for her, I photoknow.

Thank you.

And, as I read again the message on PERSPECTIVE, I am struck by how timely it still is in my life.

How about you? Do you need perspective?

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35 Responses

  1. I know that I have read this story on perspective about 10 times and every single time it chokes me up even though I know that it all turns out well! I am so happy to hear everyone is doing great. Thank you (again) for the reminder that really NOTHING else matters except those we hold dear. Things can absolutely change in the blink of an eye and it is so helpful to remember that when we have our little frustrations. The key is to hold onto that perspective when the weather is bad, or someone cuts you off in traffic, or a co-worker doesn’t do what they were supposed to do. Your family, your friends, your relationships as a human on this fine earth – – that is where it is all at!! Have an awesome day!!

  2. The “Becca Boo” story moved me greatly and I’m so grateful for the good outcome for her and your family. She’s adorable. Thanks for the perspective.

  3. When you watch the hand of God perform miracles right before your eyes, that certainly puts everything in perspective. Life’s little frustrations become very unimportant when faced with a trial such as this. These life events certainly give our faith a good workout! Praise be to God for such a happy ending and thank you for sharing this perspective.

  4. John, I am a longtime fan of QBQ and the inspiration that it gives me. I forward almost every single one of your posts to someone in our organization or a mentee outside of the company who has that particular need. This kind of post about Becca Boo connects us more to your human side, and you do a good job of living holistically -not separating your organizational psychology and your family life. I am still waiting for my first grandchild out of my four kids, but I am living vicariously through you and other Grandpa friends until then.

  5. John,

    She’s beautiful! Glad both she and Mom are doing great. Thanks for the update. It made my day!

  6. I am so happy to read about this wonderful blessing poured upon you and your family. I am elated to see that “Becca Boo” is doing OUTSTANDING! Thank you for this wonderful message (and the update) about PERSPECTIVE. I, all too often, put way too much emotional energy in the things that aren’t important. I’ll make sure to give my baby, who is turning 8 today, and her little brother an extra long hug today.

    1. Happy birthday to your little girl, Anthony! My brother Michael’s birthday was on the 9th as well. But he’s 25. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and cheering on Becca! She is a joy!

  7. Such great news! I know this about perspective, because I lived it. My son was 10 days old before I held him and he lived another 67 days in the NICU. A long story continues today with an eleven-year-old boy scout who is an A student headed for middle school, a runner, and a student of karate. Although an observer would never know what we went through, I will never forget.

    I found your site as a result of some intense organizational change that is occurring where I work. Good stuff, but hard. Not nearly as hard as what some of us have gone through. Thank you for what you do!

  8. Hi John:
    She is truly a beautiful Becky Boo blessing. Thank you for blessing me once again with this miracle story. I am reminded indeed of what truly matters. Best. Jeanne

  9. John,
    Such great news about Becca! Prayer really does work! I am always amazed at your notes. They seem to say what I need to hear when I need to hear it! The father of one of my employees is facing the challenge of ALS, and last year, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers. One has a sharp mind in a body that is failing, and the other is in a healthy body, but whose memory is slipping away. I do have to remember to keep things in perspective and cherish each moment that we have rather than worry about what is over the horizon for each of them. Thank you as always for the reminder!

    1. Barbara, thanks for stopping by! I’m glad our QuickNotes are helpful. Life is tough, in so many ways…I’m glad we could help in this small, yet profound way!

  10. What a beautiful child and such a blessing! I am so happy for you and wish you and yours much love and happiness!
    You have inspired me in so many ways! Always grateful,
    CJ

  11. John,

    Great story. I’m so happy to hear about how well your granddaughter is doing. I went through something similar. A very close family member of mine struggled with extreme depression over the past two years. I personally had to do some very hard things in order to do what’s best for her. After two years of deep struggling, God brought her out of it. She’s now back to her normal self and is enjoying life again. I’m so thankful to have my family back to normal and for this blessing in my life as I’m sure you are with your granddaughter.

    Take care!

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