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Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Easter Sunday...we were 40 weeks and ready to meet our little girl... 

On Wednesday April 23 at 9:11am the most beautiful sweetest little lady entered our life.

There are no words that I could think of to describe the emotion and experience of meeting her...

Cale reading to her out of the belly! :)

I posted on Facebook the other day...

There have been several moments that I'm overtaken with emotion as I look at this baby girl. I can't believe she's mine. Many women have talked to me and told me about the love that is like no other experienced when you have a baby...I didn't get it. I couldn't understand; and then I held her. My whole world has changed and I don't think it could be anymore beautiful or that I could be anymore thankful. Watching Caleb love her is like a tender kiss from the Lord over and over. The reminder of how He has walked every single day holding us and never leaving us and will continue to do so. 

For this child I prayed...
1 Samuel 1:27

I snapped this picture quickly this am- she was exactly a week old! :)

I had planned on working on getting this post on here last night but got too tired to finish. I had time today to get it posted but this was so much better...

After being in this house for a week without leaving, I had my first trip out today! It was to good ol' Walmart. Thankfully I had a hunk of a man to go with me!

and later today, little Miss Nora had her first trip out of the house!

I will be posting at a later time about how labor and delivery went. For now I'll just say that it was incredible. Painful. incredible. I couldn't have asked for anything to have gone better.

Cale so far has been adjusting as best he can. There have been hard days and moments that make it clear that brain injury is in this home. There have been the sweetest moments that melt me to mush. Please continue to pray for him as he adjusts to such a big change in our home. Also, we do have a new RS that will be joining us, we're just in waiting for all the paperwork stuff to go through!

Mama has just about been stuck to a chair or in bed this last week. Between her knee in serious pain, her allergies in a serious mess and then getting some kind of GI bug, it's been difficult. I think she's on the mend and starting to feel like herself again.

I'm doing great. Really. I've been a wee bit surprised with how well I feel. I have had points that I was just too tired to carry on another conversation and some crazy emotions that came (which I was told was normal...but yikes!). I'm absolutely loving getting to know this sweet Nora of ours!

Thank you so much for ALL of your prayers.

We'll keep you posted on how things are going and how this baby girl is doing! :)


  1. einstein james4/30/14, 7:11 PM

    bless you all, best wishes

  2. God is just wonderful, everything is great in his timing. You all make a wonderful family and motherhood looks great on you!-Andrea Alvarado

  3. Awhhh....I haven't even read the whole thing yet but I am so excited!! Precious, precious!! Congratulations to two sweet, sweet people! You will be awesome parents!!
    Emily J.

  4. I'd love to know how much she weighed!!! ;o) It is just fun! She is beautiful!

  5. CALE!!! She looks just like her handsome daddy. I can hardly wait to come down and have you introduce her to me. Kathleen, NO FAIR, your baby belly looks to be gone. I'm still carrying mine. LoL!! Grandma, I am blessed you get to be right there with her. I am trusting Father for healing in your knee. Miss Nora, Father danced the moment you were born. He said, "See, she turned out just as I planned." Before the beginning of time, He thought of this very daddy and mommy and grandma for you. He has many Joyous moments ahead for you. He has many blessings, some of them may come wrapped in disguise, but blessings none the less.
    I love you guys and am honored to be a part of your lives. Thank you,

  6. Dear Ones, I just called Jon and Ben to see Miss Nora's pictures. Jon was so sweet. Ben was excited. When the time is right, the three of us will come for a flying visit to meet Miss Nora. :)

    BIG HUGS!!! Marion

  7. Congratulations! Nora is absolutely beautiful! Prayers daily for you all.

  8. Nora is beautiful and I see much of Caleb and you in her tiny form already !!!! Praying for you on this new path and that there will be an abundance of wisdom and grace as you learn to walk it out. So happy for you and thrilled to see little Nora was born on Jan's birthday - We won't ever forget her special day or yours love you guys (((())))

  9. Can't wait to meet this precious one in a few weeks!! I know having a baby gets exhausting with limited sleep, on top of adjustments to having a new schedule and person in the house!! I will be praying for all of you as you adjust to life with little Nora!! What a blessing!!
    Christina Owen

  10. Just thought I'd stop by and see how things are going for your new little family. How's Nora? How's Cale? How are you?
    Much love,


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