"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Sunday, August 26, 2012

And The Lord Added to Their Numbers...

My husband and I and our two little girls are overjoyed to announce that Baby Paul Benjamin arrived last Saturday night, August 18th. He weighed a healthy 8 lbs 14 oz. Once again I am amazed at what a miracle a baby is - a very undeserved miracle. We are very thankful for Paul, and for all the friends and family who have been taking such good care of us all over the last week. 

I won't bore you by posting all the hundreds of the photos we've already taken of Baby Paul, showing how amazing he is, how sweet his long little fingers look, how he stretches out his toes, etc. After all, this is a site for mothers and we each know that our own babies are the most perfect, incredible little babies ever, right? However, I will take my opportunity to post two quick photos.

photo of baby paul benjamin
Paul Benjamin ~ 2 days old

photo of baby paul benjamin with lucy and helen
Paul Benjamin with sisters Lucy & Helen


  1. Your baby is so beautiful!!! Congratulations and God bless you and your family.

    in His peace,

  2. Praise the Lord! We are looking forward to meeting our new brother in Christ!

  3. His sisters and his cousins need to have a boy around. Congratulations!!! ��

  4. Mary, what evidence of God's goodness!!! He is so nice and healthy looking :) Thank you Lord!
    bless you ,

  5. He is such a nice boy! I was very blessed to see him in person. Thank you!

  6. How sweet! Congratulations!


  7. O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good. Thanks be to God for His gift of a child! Congratulations!

  8. Every baby is the sweetest and the best! (to borrow from Marilla Cuthbert).
    I am so glad we got to meet little Paul last night. Bless you!

  9. Many congrats!!!

    These are wonderful pictures!
    Now remember, sleep when the baby sleeps, ok?


  10. Thank you all for your congratulations. We are truly blessed. The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!