Saturday, April 30, 2016

Isn't She Lovely...

                Isn't she lovely...
                Isn't she wonderful...
                Isn't she precious...
                Less than one minute old...
                            -Stevie Wonder

Please watch this performance by Stevie Wonder before reading this post~

She's here... Annora Grace is really here. 

After a very difficult pregnancy, where Amy was on modified bed rest and then bed rest for much of the time, ... she is here. 

After many hours of labor, a very difficult c-section and Annora being in the NICU with breathing problems... she is here.

Tears stream down my face when I just say her sweet name.

She is here. By the grace of God, she is here.

And we are all just so, so, so grateful.

Grateful to God for sustaining us during this time. Grateful that He was there in that c-section with our precious daughter.

Grateful to God that He was there in the NICU with our sweet new granddaughter.

Grateful to God for answering the hundreds and hundreds of prayers prayed for Amy and Annora all these many months.

Grateful to God for watching over us all during this very tough and miraculous time.

Grateful to God for every doctor and nurse who took such good
care of Amy and Annora.

Grateful to God for the best family ever who tag-teamed hours of support at the hospital during such a hard and scary time.

And we are so proud and in awe of our amazing daughter, Amy...
for her unselfishness in spending months in inactivity so Annora would be born healthy.

All eight pounds, 15 ounces of healthy.

And we are so grateful to every one of you who love us and have prayed along side us all these months. There just are not words to adequately express how grateful Bert and I are for your steadfastness, care and encouragement. We love you more than words could ever express.

Last Saturday we were at Sacred Heart in the midst of Amy's labor and this Saturday I am sitting crying and drinking coffee with the biggest smile on my face.

Stevie Wonder, you are so, so right! Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful...

Yes, she is!! Pictures will follow, I promise :)

God Bless!
Love, Linda and Bert


Vicky said...

She is here!! With a beautiful birth story to tell for years to come!! It was so very hard, and exhausting and worrisome! But He brought you through it! The prayers rippled out, forming a band of love, and mercy, and light, with Grace in the midst of it all. I cannot wait to see precious pics!!

So much love, and congratulations to you all!!!

Jackie said...

Welcome to the world, Annora Grace. You are wonderfully made by the Creator
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Welcome to the world sweet and precious little one!!

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