One week ago our beautiful baby boy made his grand entrance. We named him Joshua, after Joshua in the Bible. Years ago in Bible study, my Pastor gave me a verse. It reads, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 - This is our prayer for Joshua. This little boy is perfect to us. We are joined with him in joy and happiness. He is our miracle baby, our gift from God. There were many odds against him during labour but he pulled through, strong and healthy. It was a very long labour that ended in c-section. We prayed for a normal delivery but God new better than we did. A c-section it was, and all of it now, is a blur. People have been telling me for about 9 months that all the trials of pregnancy and labour would become a blur, once I met my little man. I am sort of stunned that this has been true. I can’t believe how fast I fell in love with him. I love love love being a mom. The joy in my heart just wants to burst out and tell the whole world that mommy-hood is the best. We are so happy the waiting is over and that parenthood is here. Joshua in all his cuteness, has all sorts of faces that tell us what he wants. The hungry faces are the best! Oh he is so precious. Joshua is a daddy’s boy already. As soon as Jason holds him, he snuggles right in - crying ceases. I love their bond, it is so beautiful. Last April my step mom gave us a card with a beautiful handwritten quote “Hope is the things with feathers that perches on the soul, and sings the song without the words, and never stops - at all. “ - Emily Dickinson. Such a fitting quote, as we hoped for Joshua for so long and now here he is.
Sherri, Jason + Joshua