Sunday, November 09, 2014

Welcome, Our Joy

Naomi, which means "my joy", "my bliss", or "pleasantness of Jehovah," was born after just a couple quick pushes from the amazing but "i'm so done with this labor!" Priscila at 11:43pm on November 6.

"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives."
--C.S. Lewis
What a joy she already is to us!

Tia Lisa, who cut the cord, also the first of the family to hold her. A very precious moment we're so glad she shared with us 

Naomi Jacira with Tia Ruth :)

Mamãe and the "bichinhos (little beasts)," unaware what the hospital visit was all about

Zeke the tiger, Naomi the neonate, Pri the postpartum princess, Eliel clueless, and the dorky dad

"It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost him crucifixion."
--C.S. Lewis

Tia Abby and the peanut

With Tia Vivian

Zeke and Avery, finding the traffic outside more eventful than what was happening inside the hospital room

With our neighbors and friends, Josephine and her mommy Bethany

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty, who has made all things well.
--Cecil F. Alexander