Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 2006

The Lord Saves

With great joy, Matt & Jill announce the birth of their son

Isaiah Dale

7 lbs. 12 oz.    9am

Isaiah means “the Lord saves” and this is the good news we long for our lives and his life to proclaim. Dale is his grandfather’s first name and father’s middle name. We pray that the bond between these three men will be close and will sharpen our son to love and serve the Lord.

The story of his coming…

Dale and Mary K. arrived at 7 pm Wednesday and joked as they took pictures of “the night before Baby arrived.” Then at 3 am Thursday, I awoke with contractions but wasn’t really sure this was going to be the real thing. Still, we took off for the birthing center and Isaiah was born less than 2 hours later. Matt was the one to make the announcement in the birth room: “The Lord has given us a beautiful baby boy!” Then we waited to announce his name, till Grandma and Grandpa could join us in the room.

Ideally, we would have been going home just 4 -6 hours after the birth, but Isaiah was breathing faster than normal so as a precaution, we had to be transferred to a nearby hospital. We received great care there and by God’s grace Isaiah recovered by the next morning without needing any medication. We ended up having to spend a total of 2 ½ days there.

This made for a difficult start with feeding, but our bonding with him had definitely begun. We had already noticed his funny faces and sweet temperament. We arrived home Sunday afternoon, trying to recover and adjust to our new lives as a family of three! We are so outrageously blessed with this little man, and are so grateful to God for choosing him to be our son. He is a delight to us in every way!

We are so glad to have such tremendous friends and family around us to receive our son with such joy! You are a great blessing to us and we really look forward to introducing our son to you!

1 comment:

  1. My eldest son is also named Isaiah. It a beautiful name with an even more beautiful meaning. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Your love of Jesus shines brightly.