Thursday, September 3, 2015

when hopes are fulfilled

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
Proverbs 13:12

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.

Serenity Faye
August 28th, 2015
9 lbs 4 oz
21 in
for this child we prayed...


Tabitha said...

Oh!!! I am so happy for you! I've been checking to watch for her birth announcement!!! So so excited!!!

Tabitha said...

She's so beautiful and I lover her hair!!! <3

Yvonne said...

Oh my goodness! She's beautiful! And that hair!! So, so precious. Congratulations!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so happy for you! What a special blessing!!!

Rebekah Samuel said...

Aww she was almost born on my birthday Sept 1st! Wow! So close! What a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

Anonymous said...

She is SO CUTE!!! Congrats:)

Hannah Barta said...

How wonderful! It's been so amazing following your journey the last couple of years . . . thank God for this little blessing He's given you :)

Dance A Real
walking in the air.

Emma Clifton said...

Congratulations!!! She's adorable! :)

Becca Anne said...

Oh, she is absolutely precious, Rachel! Her hair and her eyes are so beautiful!!! Congratulations.

happyinheels blog said...

What a sweet baby girl!

Julia Ryan said...

AWWW! Such a blessing that you are both doing well! I'm sure Mama is tired though. ;) She was born 3 days after me! So close. ;)

Kate Gold said...

Congratulations :) I would love to hear the birth story :)

Anonymous said...

Oh what a treasure she is... so grateful for my "niece"!!! Love you all!!!

Ashley B. said...

Oh my goodness!
I am so happy for you and for the birth of your precious daughter! May God bless your family and give you and your baby health...<3
Congrats once again!!!

Ashley B.

Susannah said...

she's absolutely perfect!! so, so, so happy for you all. <3

Maiden Princess said...

Our hearts are overflowing with you Rachel! I feel like we have been on this journey with you, thank you for taking us along with you! She is absolutely gorgeous, and so is your new little family! Thank you so much for the pictures.

With Love & Joy,
Maiden Princess