At 4:08 AM Sunday morning, the newest Florida fan entered the world....sweet Emma! I'll be the first to honestly admit that newborns aren't normally the best a baby can look. But, can you blame them? After enduring the trauma of entering the world as most all babies do, I'd not be having my best looking day either.
This picture was taken with her Daddy's phone not long after her birth. When I got it Sunday morning, it brought a tear to my eye. How beautiful she is...really! Those heart-shaped lips are just precious. And, after talking to her via her Mommy's tummy for almost 9 months, I felt like I knew her already.
Emma was born one day after her Mommy and Daddy's 9-month wedding anniversary. She was a honeymoon baby and though not expected so soon, she's been loved and prayed for from the moment we knew she was growing inside of her Mommy. Mommy's poor tummy was rubbed, pushed, caressed, and talked to for the duration as we waited for Emma's public arrival. We all just couldn't wait to get our hands on her.
So many thoughts go through your head when a child is born....what she'll be like as she grows and her personality is revealed, how she'll be like her Mommy, how much of a Daddy's girl she will be, and will she truly embrace the Orange and Blue of Florida? But, one thing I know for sure is she has truly been blessed with a Mommy and Daddy that will raise her in the admonition of the Lord. A Daddy who has been the true spiritual leader of the family - leading, caring, and protecting Mommy, and now Emma. And, a Mommy (who celebrates her birthday today!) that will teach her daughter, laugh with her daughter, and will find, when Emma grows up, will have in her a best friend. May God richly bless them all.
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