Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New baby!

On Friday morning, Jill and Adam brought the girls over on their way over to the hospital.  We were all so excited that soon there would be an addition to this family!

We waited and waited and waited.  Then we got this e-mail!

 Claire Louise had arrived!

In their words, this was why they picked the name:

Claire - About 10 months ago we started praying for clarity regarding our adoption process. We had faced several failed attempts and closed doors and asked God to make it clear if we should change direction (i.e. try international, etc.). A week after we started praying for clarity, God surprised us with a pregnancy! Claire will always remind us that God made His plans for us clear this past year.

Louise - We have 2 grandmothers (Claire's great-grandmothers) named Lois. They are both vibrantly living for the Lord. We chose this version of their name in honor of them.

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We took the girls to see their new baby sister.

Our son, Josh and his family had come for the birth; infact, Staci helped with out as the doula.  When we went to the hospital to meet Claire, we also went to the Rehab unit to get Grandpa Pete and we wheeled him to see his newest great-granddaughter.

 Grandma Lois and Claire Louise.
The hospital has a policy that no children other than siblings are allowed in the room.  All rooms in the hospital have an outside window and  Jill's window faced the courtyard.  So the cousins could at least see their new cousin!  We were sad that there were great big bushes outside so they couldn't get any closer than this.

After the visit, we took Grandpa outside to the courtyard - his first time out in the sun since leaving the hospital in Wichita almost a month ago. 

 Being grandparents is one of the BESTest things in the world!!!

Adam and his family of girls!  Congratulations family!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations....and it sure is the "bestest"

Enjoy this time with your sweet family! Yikes! All.those.granddaughters!

Amy said...

She is so sweet, Debby! Congrats to you all!
I love how everyone looks so HAPPY in every picture!

Momma H said...

Everyone looks great - and so happy! Welcome to Claire. Hope Jill is doing well now. She looks fantastic!
Enjoy being a Grandma for me too, okay? ;-)

Nicole said...

Congrats Debby! I love the name Claire and the meaning behind it!

The Sieberts said...

my mom said being a grandma is one of the best things too :o) congrats!

Julie said...

Yay, yay, yay! So thankful for the safe arrival of your new granddaughter. LOVED hearing the meaning of her name. Blessings!!

Blu-I'd-Blonde said...

Priceless photo journal! Everyone's joy is so wonderfully obvious. What a beautiful baby, of course...

Beth said...

Congrats Debby! These pictures are beautiful! I love the one of you, Allen and Claire ;)

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

LOVELY post! What a great day for everyone. Congratulations to all of you!! Love her name and the meaning!

Mary Schuler said...

Thanks for the awesome pictures and story about her name. May God continue to bless you all.

Rachel said...

Oh I love all those pictures!! So excited and happy for you all! Can't wait to see her soon!