I am seriously overjoyed to announce that our sweet daughter,
who we have prayed for and carried for 9 months,
has arrived into our arms.
She made her debut a week ago,
Tuesday April 4th at 8:30pm.
She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.
We are so so smitten.
I have always loved the name Avonlea.
I first heard it about 10 years ago when I met a little girl in a coffee shop name Avonlea,
and thought it was beautiful.
Being that Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books and movies,
it was a top contender for girl names.
For months Kevin and I tried to find a name we liked better, and we never did.
I think we always knew it would be Avonlea:)
The name means
"A return to childlike faith, simple beauty, noble purity, and compassion for the least"
all beautiful qualities I pray for our girl!
I think it fits perfectly for her:)
Grace, her middle name, is the anthem for our life.
I am encouraged by this verse in John 1:16 that says,
"For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace"
Jesus offers us gifts we don't deserve, an immense love beyond measure.
As Avonlea is a gift, grace felt like the perfect middle name:)
I am excited to write out my birth story on here, as it was beautiful and unique
(and not what I expected at all!).
Hopefully that will come this week or next, as I don't want to forget it!
This past week of being parents has been a crash course in figuring out what to do with a newborn, haha! But she has been wonderful, and I'm still on a total high.
Kevin and I spend hours just staring at her, laughing hysterically at her funny faces, and praying over her tiny frame.
In our eyes, she is just perfect:) We praise God daily for his generous and kind gift to us, one that we so don't deserve…what a privilege it is to bring a baby into the world.
Don't worry, more pictures and stories to come:)
But for now, thank you for your prayers and your excitement for this sweet babe.
We are just filled to the brim with gratitude!