"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, March 5, 2018

And then there were four...

In the early hours of Sunday morning our sweet Blossom gave birth to her second precious daughter, Rafaella.
A healthy, beautiful baby, she weighed 4.3 kg (9 lb 3oz) ...




Our family would like to thank everyone who has held Blossom and baby in prayer these past few months, you will never know just how much those prayers were answered.

Happiness overflows in our family, gratitude fills our hearts.

They came home from the hospital a few hours ago to begin life as a family of four, to dwell within their small cottage and settle in to the gentle rhythms of new beginnings and blessed joys finally realised.

Miss Cully stayed with us for two days and filled the air with laughter and boundless energy, but what a precious sight to behold when she welcomed her baby sister with a mighty hug and too many kisses to count. My heart melted.
I'm so proud of Blossom and how she is raising Cully May - she was an absolute delight to have at our home, and though my back bears bruises from numerous kicks during the night (she slept in the bed with me) I shall never forget all the kisses planted on my face either.

But Nana needs some sleep now.

May great blessings fill your life too,
hugs


57 comments:

  1. Massive congratulations to you all she is gorgeous beautiful name ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Wow Jenny what awesome news,congrats to Blossom and her partner and to you and Mr E as well,she is adorable and so lovely Cully May has a beautiful sister to play with xx

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  3. Jenny, I have been waiting to hear this news. Congratulations to Blossom and her hubby and to the whole family. How wonderful!

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  4. Congratulations, thats wonderful. I still have 5 weeks to wait, so God will.
    Have a nice week
    KATRIN W.

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  5. Great news that they are home now to start their life as a larger family. She is gorgeous.

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  6. Wow, what abundant Blessings! Baby looks like she is waving in that photo. Memories to treasure. Robyne S.A

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  7. What wonderful news.. Congratulations to all on the arrival of Rafaella..

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  8. What a blessing! Congratulations.

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  9. Another beautiful baby girl! Congrats! to all! I'm so happy things went well for everyone. Praise the Lord!

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  10. Jenny-
    I am so glad all is well. I have been awaiting this happy news for days! Congratulations to you all! Many blessings on your whole family. I pray that Jesus will grant you all sweet rest and that the joy of this new life in your family will sustain you for many days and years. Get some sleep and we can't wait to hear more about your new granddaughter. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  11. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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  12. so glad that all went well and you got some quality time with Cully May.

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  13. Congratulations! She is gorgeous! I chuckled about the kicks in the back, as I have 5-year-old and 3-year-old grandsons who sleep over. LOL Hope you get some much needed rest! Also, thank you for the beautiful patterns!

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  14. What wonderful news for you and all your family - Congratulations to everybody concerned - sending (((hugs))) to you all :)

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  15. Blessings and Congratulations to all!

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  16. Congrats to your entire family. Beautiful girls. It was an honor to pray for your daughter and new grandbaby.

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  17. Jenny, God Is GOOD ALL the time!!!!! Blessings,

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  18. How wonderful! Prayers will continue for calmness during this settling in period. Thank you Abba that this pregnancy went some better than the last. In the end Blossom and her partner have been given two beautiful girls. It is going to be such fun looking at pictures of two little dark haired beauties. Pass my congratulations on. Welcome little Rafaella!

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  19. Thankful for a safe delivery. Congratulations to you all. My what a nice head of hair on a newborn--just like Cuully May.

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  20. Such a sweet little one. Congratulations to the family

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  21. She is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Congratulations!

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! God Bless you and your beautiful family. Hugs

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  23. Congratulations and praise to our Lord for all his blessing on all of you! What an exciting time! I had my granddaughter this weekend and after she went home I took a TWO hour nap! God knows what he's doing by giving little children to young people!!!

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  24. Praise the Lord for a short labor!!! I'm so glad to hear they were able to go home and that everyone is doing well. Not much beats kisses from grandbabies, you are so right! Prayers that Rafaella settles quickly into a schedule that allows her mama time to sleep and spend some one-on-one time with Cully Mae.

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  25. She's so healthy-looking and adorable - lots of lovely hair! Your report on Cully May's reception of her sister was so sweet. I hope Blossom continues her fine recovery and all is well with their family, and yours!

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  26. Congratulations Jenny!!!! She is so beautiful just like her sister! After all the waiting it is wonderful to hear all is well with your family. Grandbabies are the best gift God could ever give us. I'm so happy for you all!

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  27. Many congratulations to Blossom and to you all, I am so pleased that all has turned out well. Rafaella looks delightful. xx

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  28. So happy for your family. She is a little cutie pie!

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  29. Congratulations !!!!!!!!! She is beautiful and I love her cheeks.

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  30. Congratulations ot all of you, you have so much happiness to look forward to. x

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  31. Oh Jenny, Praise The Lord for this little bundle of answered prayer!!!!! SO thankful, along with you and your family and friends, for this wonderful safe delivery!!!! I truly have been praying for a safe and healthy delivery for mommy and baby!!! I know Blossom is one relieved and grateful Mommy!!!! Congratulations Jenny, to you and hubby, on the gift of another grandchild!!!! What a blessing!!! I know you are praising The Lord!!!! Smiles, Deborah :-). :-). :-)

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  32. Love and best wishes to you all, Jenny. xxx

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  33. Wonderful news Jenny! Welcome to the world little Rafaella. She looks just like her big sister. Such a relief for you all .... just perfect Xxx

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  34. What a beautiful little one! She looks a lot like her big sister. Blessings to you all!

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  35. Exciting and blessed times- congratulations to you all! xx

    Lorraine M

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  36. Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby, love those cheeks!

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  37. Congratulations!!!!! Sew happy she is healthy. I know you will enjoy many special times with both girls (and Blossom).

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  38. Congratulations to all and welcome to such a gorgeous little treasure ./... look at all that hair !! Enjoy this most special blessing xx

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  39. Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful little one Rafaella is. Those fat cheeks are adorable. Sleep well, Nana.

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  40. Dear Jenny,many congratulations to you and Mark on becoming grandparents again, such a precious event.
    And to darling Bloss and her partner humungous congratulations again. Rafaella is adorable and my goodness talk about the spit of Cully May. They are so alike and such a beautiful mix of Mum and Dad.
    I am so thrilled for Blossom and that things went a bit more easily for her this time.
    xxxx

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  41. Congratulations to you Jenny

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  42. CONGRATULATION nana. Blossom has had such a rough time and has been a real champ . Rafaella is beautiful just like her mum. She looks quite like Cully May too.

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  43. Bienvenue à rafaella !

    Félicitations aux Heureux Parents et Grands-Parents !

    BISOUS

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  44. Yay! Wonderful news. Enjoy those fresh baby cuddles xx

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  45. Another beautiful child. Congrats to the whole family.

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  46. I am so happy to hear that all is well, congratulations on being a Nana again!

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  47. A Big, Big Congratulations to the whole family! How wonderful.
    Carol O

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  48. Oh my gosh she is so beautiful - your nana heart must be filled to bursting, dear girl. I pray you get some much needed rest, and Blossom too, she needs it after that!!!!

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  49. Congratulations to you all!! What a bonnie baby girl she is. It sounds like you ohave every right to be a proud and happy Nan :-)

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  50. Congratulations to parents, "big"sister, grandparents and all family members with the born of this little wonder. It really is a gift from God.
    Love and hugs
    Rya Lucas
    the Netherlands

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  51. Such a sweet little one. Congratulations to the family

    SHE'S AS BEAUTIFUL AS CULLY ..I KNOW YOUR HEART IS FULL...

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  52. Congratulations! She is beautiful, I love all the hair.

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  53. Congratulations, she looks adorable and so pleased all is well. God bless your family xx

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  54. Jenny muchas felicidades para la feliz abuela y toda la familia por esta preciosa niña..me alegro mucho que su mama se encuentre bien..¡
    Um beso Nora

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