"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:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

I am said...

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

Nanna Chel said...

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

Cattinka said...

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

Janice said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Maria said...

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

Anonymous said...

What a blessing! Congratulations.

Little Penpen said...

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

Kristy said...

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

Shasta Matova said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Jacqueline said...

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

Linda W said...

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!

Lesley Gilbert said...

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

Debra said...

Blessings and Congratulations to all!

april dawn said...

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

cleta said...

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

TerriSue said...

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!

Susan said...

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

Rita Lynn said...

Such a sweet little one. Congratulations to the family

Linda said...

She is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Congratulations!

Águeda said...

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

Holley m said...

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!!!

Farm Quilter said...

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.

Susan said...

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!

Ruth B said...

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!

Lin said...

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

Peggy Brown said...

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

nancy n. said...

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

Kay said...

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

Deborah said...

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 :-). :-). :-)

Christine M said...

Love and best wishes to you all, Jenny. xxx

Julie said...

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

wendy said...

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

Life's a poem said...

Exciting and blessed times- congratulations to you all! xx

Lorraine M

SallyC said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby, love those cheeks!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

FIONA said...

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

Lorrie said...

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

Deb said...

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

Teresa said...

Congratulations to you Jenny

Ondrea said...

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.

MissParker said...

Bienvenue à rafaella !

Félicitations aux Heureux Parents et Grands-Parents !

BISOUS

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Yay! Wonderful news. Enjoy those fresh baby cuddles xx

Kathy said...

Another beautiful child. Congrats to the whole family.

Joan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Mercedes Pelegrí Perez said...

Muchas felicidades!!!
Es preciosa !!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

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!!!!

Raewyn said...

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 :-)

Rya, Rotterdam said...

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

jude3944 said...

Such a sweet little one. Congratulations to the family

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

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Beautiful. Glad everything went well.

Judy1522 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Tuppence said...

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

Val said...

She’s beautiful.