"Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
She is here.
On August 28th at 6:47am, after less than seven hours of labor, our dreams came true as a squirming baby girl with a full head of dark hair was placed on my chest. She cried loudly and then fell asleep, her arms wrapped around me as if to hug and claim me.
She came by surprise. One week early.
I will probably share her birth story later, but for now I will simply share these picture-snippets of our life this last week. We are smitten. We cry at random moments out of sheer joy. We are exhausted. We are so excited as we learn our daughter; her expressions, her voice, her heartbeat.
We are so thankful.
August 28th, 2015
9 lbs 4 oz
for this child we prayed...