Sunday, October 16, 2011

Amazing Grace!

"Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers!"
~ Author Unknown

"Women do well with pain...They don't do well with abandonment or fear"
~ Dr. Gladys McGarey

Grace endured a very long, difficult labor and didn't complain once. Could it have been because she knew she was surrounded by nothing but love from her husband, mother, mother-in-law, sister, two doulas and a wonderful midwife? Maybe it was the scriptures she had chosen to be read to her as she was laboring. "But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is a reward for your work!" ~ 2 Chronicles 15:7. Whatever it was that got her through, she earned the title of "Amazing Grace!" Her little guy had a rough start as well after ingesting some meconium. He needed a little help with breathing and was kept in a higher level nursery under observation for four days. I am happy to report that everyone is home and doing great! Mom and Dad are in awe of this little guy...Isn't he a cutie!
(Photo below courtesy of one proud Dad!)

Meet Jacob Garrison
Born October 10th, 2011 at 4:09am
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
Weighed 7lbs 9oz and 21 inches long
Proud parents are Grace and Jason

"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful and my soul knows that full well." ~ Psalm 139:14-15