Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A big day!

Hi everyone!
We met our daughter today!! She is perfect and engaging and funny and smart and such a gift. It's not everyday that a girl has a birthday and gets a new mom and dad all in the same day. She let me put her to sleep tonight which was incredible. From the minute I saw her I can't even explain in words how I felt. Tonight I can't even put into the words the way I feel. I will put pictures on later, but for now I have to go to sleep so I can get up at 5:55 (4:55 our time) with our little early bird.

Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers. We have felt them for sure!


Nicole Anderson said...

Oh Valerie, I am soooo happy for you. I am so glad that today went so well. What a wonderful day! God is good! Enjoy your beautiful little princess.


Shannon Joy said...

We are sooo excited for the two of you! What a blessing, what a miracle, what a gift! The kids are doing GREAT! We cannot WAIT to meet our little angel baby! We love you all!

Laura said...

PRAISE JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can't wait to see pics. Enjoy every moment with your new little girl.

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Sweetie!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis-
I am so happy for you...for all of us:) It was so awesome to hear the pure joy in your voice yesterday! Can't wait to see pictures.
Sending my love all the way to Georgia,

Anonymous said...

Valerie and Aaron,

I am praying for you and your whole family as you are apart, and especially when you come back together and begin the transition of having a new sibling in the house. Safe travels and I will continue to pray for you. Jane (Not always a lurker, but always anonymous)

Heather said...

Praying for you Valerie and just loving to read your blog today and hear the joy in your words and just picturing in my mind you holding that little girl and seeing her for the first time - I can't imagine the powerful feelings in that moment. Can't wait see pictures of her!
I love you friend and am so glad you and Aaron are there together - see how wonderfully God works things?

Mama Misty said...

YAHOO!!! PLanning our next trip to Horace already! Can't wait to meet her Yay God!!

Need more!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh Valerie and Aaron, we are so happy for you. God has His own timing for all. We can't wait to see all the kids together!!! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!! Love you Penny and gang

Anonymous said...

That's so exciting. I am so happy everything is going so well. I can't wait to see you guys again, and meet your new little girl. I've been praying for you all and will continue to do so.

-Cassie T.

Anonymous said...

The Hopkins Group is trying to work.... but waiting for pictures. We are so excited for you, envisioning your joy and happiness! We 'limp' along without you here, but you, Aaron and your 3 kids are always in our hearts....

Enjoy every minute in Georgia and at home!

We are here for you!


Anonymous said...

See Valerie, getting up at 5am isn't so bad! We can't wait to meet our new littlest neighbor! See you soon! The Hurley's

Sue Speich said...

Valerie, Aaron, Jonah, and Lydia,

Congratulations. She is amazingly beautiful and yes she is a gift. But you are all a gift to her as well. And an amazing gift you are to her. Shannon's post on your blog got me thinking of why I have always been drawn to Valerie and knew you were special. It is your gift of hospitality for sure. You have a way of making everyone feel welcome, special, and important. Now you will pass this on to that beautiful baby girl. Your family is a gift to her.