Monday, March 23, 2009


At last the wait is over...
Meet Miss Delilah Hope

How sweet is she...

Born March 22, 8lbs 10oz

This next picture is the most perfect picture, it tells the whole story for me.

The joy that big sister feels as she meets her baby sister for the first time.

The immediate love that mom feels for the newest baby, yet the lasting love and devotion to her first baby that is no way compromised by the birth of another, only multiplied.

Then of course if you are noticing, the yellow sweater belongs to Papa, standing back just a bit, but always ready to step up and support if needed.

Goodness sakes this may be the image of the circle of love that surrounds a family.

All of a sudden the baby you left at home has now grown into the big girl.

It worked the same for my boys too.

I just want to know where the pictures are of the older boys jumping on the bed, spilling the water, and causing general mayhem in the hospital?? Do girls not do that???


  1. You are exactly right! Congratulations! You never know until you have the 2nd one that you could possibly love the new one as much, and have enough love to go around. And then you do. Amazing, a Mother's love.


  2. gosh i stopped by to say hello after your frenetic weekend sale and here i get to meet this sweet new baby delilah! what a wonderfully happy post, congratulations :)

  3. Awesome post!! I love the picture and what it represents. Congrats:) Enjoy that baby!! Kathy

  4. What a sweet post... you are so right that the second baby is totally different from the first birth because I just made someone a big sister! I can't wait to see how their friendship grows through the years. We love you and wish you were here too!
    Love, Bee

  5. Hi Joy , How are the taxes going? Can you see the bottom of the box? If I had that sweet baby around I would Never get them done and would have to go to prison. I hope to see you next month at Monticello, Sue

  6. Joy, what a sweet post! We have loved every minute that we have been here - it is going to be soooo hard to leave.
    Give that Sam a hug from me.

  7. Oh babies are the sweetest things in the world. They feel like touching air. They smell sooooo good. I love the noises they make and the their yawns are tooo cute. It's funny how if you had ten of them, you wouldn't have to love one less to love another. God just keeps giving you more love. Hugs, Pam

  8. Wow- What great photo's. Someone is going to have too much fun scrapbooking!! Thanks for sharing the love.....New baby love is the best!!
    Blessings- LillySue

  9. Joy - how wonderful! This really puts everything into proper perspective. And it makes me want to squeeze my grandkids!

    My blog is moving and twitching .... just wanting to be REAL! Would you consider being a blog "midwife" or blog fairy? Any words of advice would be much appreciated!

    I Love the linen runner from your sale. I will post a picture (along with it's cousins, lol!) whenever I can find the battery charger for my camera.


    Betty :)