Friends my heart is full tonight as I introduce you to my precious Lydia Ann. She was born Friday, September 20 at 3:14 a.m. weighing in at 8lbs, 4 oz.
She is beautiful and healthy and another reminder of God's goodness and faithfulness to us.
We did not know the gender of this little one, so when Ryan said, "It's a girl!" and they placed her on my chest, I sobbed and couldn't stop. She was here. She was perfect. And I was desperately in love with her simply because she was mine.
I am so in awe that God has seen fit to bless us with three beautiful miracles.
As I type these words, this little bundle of sweetness is curdled up on my chest snoring away. Her skin is soft as silk. She smells like I imagine Heaven must smell. And I want to memorize every feature of her tiny face.
I am overcome daily, sometimes hourly, with gratitude. I continually thank God for this little life and the honor and privilege of being her mom. I thank Him for her two older siblings who adore her. I randomly break out in tears as it hits me again -- we have another miracle in our home and she is part of God's beautiful, amazing plan for our family.
Praise you Jesus for this incredible child. May she bring you the glory and praise you are so deserving of. I will do my best to raise her to know you...love you...and follow you all the days of her life.
Here are some photos from the first few moments and days of Lydia's life: