Friday, March 26, 2010
It's A Boy!!!!!!!
Yes. It's a boy!!!!! Raise your cups in a toast to life, to love! L'Chaim!!!
This adorable baby is NOT really Eli because Eli's photo ops have been limited in his five hours on the planet, LOL!!!
Oh my stars!!!!
We need to interrupt today's scheduled programming with a news-breaking announcement:
At 1:29 AM, 3/26/2010, our beautiful daughter Beth and her cute Minnesota-born husband Jon gave birth to a 7lb., 3oz. baby boy. Elijah Thomas is 20 inches long, resembles his daddy (that may change with enough prayer and Grammy-cookies) and is a long awaited blessing to our family!
Eli's older brother Joseph died in utero in January of last year, a sad, sad time for all of us at a time when editors were asking me for revisions, vying for the same work, and Beth kept encouraging me to just 'get 'er done' even through their loss. She has a wonderful, deep-seated faith that is a tremendous gift. She was a trooper then, and she was a one tough little cookie for yesterday's 21 hour labor.
I'm so proud of both of them!!! Jon is an absolute sweetheart and we are so blessed and happy to welcome little Eli to the family!!!
(Overuse of exclamation points is not only acceptable on occasions like these, but encouraged)
So instead of my post on "Practice Makes Perfect" we have a birth announcement of a beautiful, healthy, wonderful little boy. Grab the champagne, let's wet this boy's head! Bring a dish to pass and we'll gather 'round the kitchen, eat and make merry!
Thank you, dear Lord.