Mr. Jonah Asher Ross entered this world on Thursday, December the 8th at 7:53 pm. Exactly 11 short months after his big sister went to be with Jesus.
He came into this world weighing in at 8 lbs, 10 oz and was 21 iches long. He has a head full of dark black hair and the sweetest chubby cheeks you can imagine. After 12 hours of labor (yes this little guy made me work :) they placed him in my arms and he changed my world forever. My arms were full. After so many months of aching and hurting, they were full of a sweet bundle of boy who gave me hope and restored it completely. What a blessing he is...
And the best part of all... He looks SO much like Maddie Grace. His dimpled chin, adorable chubby cheeks, and sweet dark hair remind me so of her. He is her in boy form. What. A. Blessing.
I feel like the Lord gave me pieces of her back to enjoy for a lifetime. She will live on in our hearts and minds forever but now I feel like we get to watch a piece of her grow up. This makes me so happy.
Rick and I (along with the boys) are so completely in love with him. He has returned such joy to this family. After a long year of sorrow, happiness has returned. I can't express what this little boy has done for me. My heart feels renewed. God is so good.
Jonah is such a sweet baby. He love too sleep and eat, and he LOVES to be in Mommy and Daddy's arms. And that is where he has spent the last (almost) 5 days. He is just perfect and precious in every way.
The 8th has always been such a hard day for me but now I can smile again on the 8th, for the Lord has given us a new beginning. We have come so far from that sad day in January. She came into the world on a Thursday and went home to Heaven on Saturday. Just 2 short days. Just a little time. But as my Pastor said at her funeral, The God who was good on Thursday, is still good on Saturday.
I can stand and testify again as I welcomed my Baby boy into the world on Thursday and brought him to our family home on Saturday. My God who was good on Thursday, is STILL good on Saturday... even 11 months later.
God is good.
We are blessed.
Jonah is here.
And for that we are thankful. Hope is born. Hope has returned. I'm so thankful for hope.
Thank you for your prayers, excitement and wonderful wishes for us and our sweet new boy. Rick and I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love we have received. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.
Enjoy our sweet bundle. He IS a blessing from above.
Thank you sharing in on our special day. It was both emotional and wonderful. I have so many more pictures to post and I will soon. Right now, I'm just enjoying holding my little love.