Friday, December 11, 2020

He is here...

 

Joy. Such joy.

Wednesday night our beautiful Blossom had a very quick labour and her darling little man made a gentle entrance to the world, just as we all prayed for.

Joy has flooded our hearts and our family want to thank you for every prayer made, every caring thought offered, every message of encouragement and concern that was sent.

The Father heard and in His perfect timing a child was delivered without anxiety or fuss, a little boy who has already captured hearts.

Blossom, Ross and the girls are besotted and now that their family is complete they shall enjoy every moment raising their brood of precious cherubs. 

Keep praying for Blossom, would you please? Every pregnancy did more internal damage and sadly this means no more babies for her, but with extra care and time we pray that God's healing touch would bring about a perfect recovery and healthy life ahead. 

And you know that hole in the heart Charlie David has?
He has no more.
One week ago at the final ultrasound it was still there, had not changed. But after his birth no sign was found. This is how the hand of our God works - miracles when we do not imagine them, in ways we could not predict, in His timing...oh, my, all glory to Him!

Nana and Poppy are a bit tired now after caring for our precious granddaughters while Mummy was in hospital but what a delight to be tired from such a God-gifted time with them. As close as we are to Cully May and Rafaella, the bond strengthened even more and we feel more blessed than words can say. 

Cuddling our new grandson, already a bond grows, and as with the girls we know that it will strengthen with each passing day. One day all three will run through the garden, pick our tomatoes, feed kale to the chickens, swim in the pool, ride on Poppy's back and repeat almost hourly "Nana, I'm hungry" as they head into the kitchen to see what treat has been prepared for them.

This is HOME-making dear friends.

Home is not a house. 
It's a feeling of welcome, love, belonging, blessing and grace. 
It's where we long to be when we're away and where we lay our weary bones at night to rest.
It's where welcome arms wrap around you and where your own arms reach out to those who need a hug, assurance, comfort, hope.
Home is family.

Making a home is more than pantry preparedness, swept floors, washing on the line...it's a matter of heart and filling every room with the fragrance of welcome and love. It's where we share Jesus and where He shows Himself glorified by how we treat others and how we care for ourselves.

Blossom has a home-maker heart, always has, and this Scripture I know will be her legacy in days to come...

"Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her."
Proverbs 31:28

May our dear Lord guide each of us into a deeper understanding and love for home-making in the months and years ahead.

Now, I'm off to brew a cup of tea, gather some stitching and maybe defrost some of the scones I baked last week to slather in butter and boysenberry jam. Oh delish. Oh sweet simple delights. My heart overflows and I shall count my blessings as I sew...

Loving hugs



88 comments:

  1. Truly your grandson is the work of the Lord. I cried when I read that he didn't have the heart problem. God is good.
    May the new parents and sisters be blessed with God's goodness. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Congratulations! A darling brother for 2 gorgeous girls!
    How I would love to see my grandchildren again, a hug is something I wish for......life can be so very cruel.

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  3. Oh big tears as I read this post Jenny - tears of joy & wonderment!!!

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  4. Congratulations to you and your family 🙏 will continue for Blossom .

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  5. This is wonderful news. He’s absolutely adorable. Huge congratulations to you all.

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  6. Oh, so much in those words! God is faithful! Blessing upon blessing and shall be praying for healing for Blossom. And sending hugs to you, Nana!

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  7. absolutely wonderful news. God is good.

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  8. Oh Jenny what a's miracle his heart was healed too. And a fast labor with minimal damage to blossom and him and to be in good health. A miracle for sure. Congratulations and blessings to all

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  9. Kathy from MinnesotaDecember 11, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Our God is a God of miracles indeed. Praising Him for closing the hole in Charlie's heart and for a safe delivery for Blossom. And we do pray God's healing for her.

    Congratulations to you all on your precious little Charlie, God's sweet miracle to be sure!

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  10. Such a beautiful baby! And I love his name. What a wonderful little family Blossom and Ross have. And now you have a grandson to watch grow up along with your darling granddaughters. Oh what joy! You are so blessed. Give them all big hugs from me!

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  11. Oh, how wonderful. God works so mightily behind the scenes, doing more than we can ask or think. We welcomed a little new granddaughter 12 days ago. I looked after the 18-month old and while it was delightful, it was exhausting. Now we've all pulled back into our restrictions and I only see those precious babes on Skype. God is good. What a beautiful baby boy God gave you all.

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  12. Glory to God. He is good, abounding in faithful love. Congratulations to all 🙏❤️

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  13. What wonderful news and the miracle of a perfect baby, a wonderful Christmas gift. X Lorraine

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  14. What wonderful news that he was born healthy and whole. Prayers for his continued health and growth and for Blossom's recuperation. Hugs to all! :0)

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  15. I commented on Facebook, but I just want to thank you for giving us the privilege of being a part of this beautiful testimony of God's provision. I was reminded time and again to pray for Blossom and her little one and rejoice with you at these wonderful answers to all our prayers. Snuggle that beautiful little one for me! (I'm a grammy to four boys so I have lots of experience with snuggling boys!)

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    1. Oh! It looks like I wrote here earlier but God gave me better words this time! ♥♥

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    2. Your prayers are such a gift - thank you for your faithfulness to pray when the Lord prompted! xxx

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  16. So many blessings! What joy you all have now. God is truly gracious to us and he has given you all so much to be thankful for. So glad the labor was quick and that his heart is whole. We know that he will hear about how to make his heart truly whole and we look forward to seeing him grow up and be the young man he will be raised up to be by his parents and grandparents. Enjoy those newborn moments. They don't last very long! Congratulations! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  17. Congratulations such wonderful news all is well with baby Charlie David.

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  18. Such a beautiful post, the joy of a newborn baby is like nothing else in this world. I am so pleased that everything went well and also the heart problem is no more. Charlie will surely be the greatest blessing of 2020 for you. x

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  19. Hi Jenny,
    Congratulations to the whole family ! What a wonderful Wednesday for all !
    Enjoy the weekend :)
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  20. Congratulations, for that child and for his beautiful family.
    Greetings from Spain.

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  21. God bless you all. In these difficult times, new life is a sign of hope for the days ahead and a continuing reminder of God's goodness

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  22. You have been blessed with 3 adorable grandchildren. The best gift of all is that you know Blossom & husband will bring them up with a great love of the Lord. ave a Merry Christmas. xxoo

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  23. Congratulations on the new baby. Each baby is a blessing . Prayers that your daughter recovers quickly. Enjoy all your time with them. Love and hugs from NJ in the USA

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  24. Gratulacje! Śliczny chłopczyk i cała rodzina!
    Pozdrowienia z Polski!
    Dorota L.

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  25. God be praised! So, so thankful for all this wonderful news, Jenny! My heart overflows at God's Grace and answered prayers.

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  26. Oh what a blessing - I know we've all been praying that the hole in Charlie's heart would heal - praise God! Love this post sweetie, what a blessed time for you all!

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  27. Congratulations on the beautiful new grandson! Prayers for Blossom and her family.

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  28. Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings flow! I am so thankful that your sweet Charlie David was born with no hole in his heart. God is truly a miracle worker! Thank you for your blog and reminding me that in the midst of making and keeping a home, God is there.

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  29. Blessings all around! Prayers and congratulations to all!

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  30. What a blessing!!!!!! God is the God of mircles. Praise His Name. My son has 13 children, no twins, no adopted, no blended family, all theirs. They are each a gift of God. Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing Him with us.

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  31. Congratulations to the entire family on a new member making his appearance! We do indeed serve a loving, caring God. Very thankful that the hole in Charlie's heart closed. He is a handsome young man already!

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  32. Congratulations. Lots and lots of best wishes,
    Miriam

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  33. Prayers do work, you are all blessed. Congratulatons!

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  34. Such lovely news Jenny and Blossom had a natural birth as she wanted which is brilliant. I hope that she will make a good recovry and look forward to following Charlies progress - such good news about the hole in the heart. xx

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  35. Congratulations and blessings on your little Christmas miracle!

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  36. Glory to God!! As others, had been praying He would heal the little one's heart before he was born! Will pray He heals and strengthens Blossom. Thank you for your wonderful blog, such a light in the darkness!

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  37. Congratulations! What an exquisite gift. He is just beautiful.

    I haven't commented much this year but I am still following your blog & Instagram. I started watching my grandson full time in March when covid hit. Since then he has stopped naps & turned 3! So I read when I have time but rarely have energy to actually comment...& have not done any needlework at all this year....sad to say. But I've had lots of fun doing other things.

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  38. Praise God for this perfect, beautiful child! So many answered prayers. Rejoicing now!! And praying for Blossom to heal well. Congratulations to you all!!

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  39. Congratulations! Another beautiful blessing added to your family. God is good and faithful! So happy that little Charlie is healed and healthy. What a miracle! Enjoy your loved ones!

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  40. Congratulations! He is just beautiful! What a blessing that his heart is healed as well! God is good! I pray that Blossom has a speedy recovery and that everyone stays healthy. I'm so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your joy!
    Diane

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  41. Oh such wonderful news. And some we all hunger for these days. Congratulations to all. Your joy has jumped out from the page. Thank you for sharing. God's special blessings to you and the family.

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  42. Congratulations to you and your wonderful family. God bless all of you. Thanks be to God for healing Charlie’s heart and prayers are extended for Blossom’s healing.

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  43. Prayers have been answered for sure! Such an adorable wee man for you all to shower your love upon. Congratulations to all!

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  44. Wonderful news about Charlie David! He's here! Beautiful baby boy. So happy things are well, too. Plus, this will be a new experience having a grandson. God is very good.
    Be well, Jenny.
    God bless.

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  45. Congratulations and wonderful news on the healing of Charlie’s heart! The merriest of Christmases to you all and blessings ever more!

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  46. Congratulations to you all on the safe and healthy new arrival. God is good and you all are so blessed.

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  47. Wow!! Praise God that he is healthy!!! That's wonderful! He's such a precious little man. He has a beautiful little face. Look at that little chin! 😊

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  48. What a wonderful Christmas gift for all the family. Such a blessing that they are both well. Please pass on our congratulations. The girls look so excited to have a little brother.

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  49. Such wonderful news. God is so faithful and good!

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  50. Oh Jenny......I am beyond thrilled. Right after I made the comment that I would pray....and I went right to it!!! The Lord is SO wonderful and faithful!!!!! Blessings to all of you and praise to our Father!!!!!!

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  51. So very glad all our prayers have been answered!!! How many people were shown the power of our Lord through this easy delivery and healed heart??!! Our God is truly an awesome God and He loves us, hears our prayers and is concerned about every one of us! Praise the Lord for the gift of Charlie...may he grow in the love of his family and the Lord.

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  52. How wonderful to witness God's mercy and blessings. I know you will enjoy this grandson, and I'm so glad he will hear about our Lord and Savior. Thank you for a beautiful post.

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  53. Such a beautiful baby has been added to your family. And I was certainly hoping that his heart would be intact upon birth - what wonderful news. God is indeed good :)

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  54. ¡Enhorabuena! Feliz bienvenida al mundo al nuevo miembro de la familia. Es guapísimo, como sus dos hermanas.
    Espero que los veais crecer sanos, fuertes, felices y alegres en vuestra compañía protectora.
    Besos desde España,
    Pilarín

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  55. Jenny, Happy Christmas early with your new grandson. May you both enjoy those grandbabies. Bless you all. Dee

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  56. Congratulations to everyone, he is beautiful and a miracle. I am so happy that his heart has been healed and what a wonderful testimony of God's love. God is truly faithful!

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  57. I am really excited for you. He is a beautiful little boy. It's wonderful news about Charlie's hear. We are indeed surrounded by miracles every day. God is good and merciful to all who ask his help.

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  58. Congratulations to all of you! God answers prayers.

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  59. Praise to our almighty Lord. Such answered prayers. Will continue in prayer over all of them as they adjust to their new family and especially for sweet Blossoms full recovery as well. Those girls are so cute in the photos.

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  60. Praise God! What a wonderful way to end my day! Blessings to all!

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  61. Praise the Lord. God is good. Prayers for Blossom to heal.

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  62. What a blessing! God's goodness never ceases to amaze me. I am so happy that Blossom delivered naturally without being induced and am super happy that God mended Charlie's heart. I will continue praying for Blossom to heal completely.

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  63. Jenny, I'm so glad he's here and healthy. I prayed by some miracle he would be born healed and it looks like God provided. I will continue to pray for Blossom's healing also. He's a beautiful baby. I know that you will enjoy him.

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  64. Bienvenue à Charlie David !
    Félicitations aux Parents, Grands-Parents, sans oublier les Grands Soeurs :)
    BISOUS à tous

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  65. I envy you the joy your new grandson brings. So pleased that he has safely arrived. My congratulations and best wishes to you all.

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  66. You are so truly blessed with such a loving family and beautiful grand babies! Charlie David is so blessed with the heart issue gone and to be born into such a wonderful Christian home. Hugs

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  67. Congratulations to your whole family for the this side of the womb safe arrival.

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  68. Sitting here with tears of happiness in my eyes that Blossom had an easy delivery and a healthy baby boy. God does work in mysterious ways. I’m looking forward to watching Charlie David grow up as I’ve enjoyed watching the girls over the years. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with all of us, your stitching family. Hugs to all!!

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  69. How Wonderful!! So happy for your family.
    Carol O

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  70. Congratulations! He is precious. What a beautiful answer to all the prayers that were prayed for Blossom and her family.

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  71. Beautiful pics of proud big sisters. Thinking of dear Blossom. Such wonderful news that Charlie no longer has a hole in the heart. I totally agree, miracles do happen.Enjoy precious time with your beautiful family and some restful times between.

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  72. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Thank you for sharing the best piece of news around the world. My heart is really grateful to you. You have filled my day with joy. My best for your precious family. You all are every day in my prayers. God bless you . Hugs.

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  73. I'm very happy for you and your family. Such a wonderful time - and month! - to appreciate the arrival of a (grand)son. I hope Blossom recovers well, and that their family and yours have a wonderful Christmas together. Just being able to be together, in person, is worth celebrating. (Many of us can't do that.)

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  74. congratulations, so very glad all went well, an answered prayer.
    Sue

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  75. Lovely to hear that all is well with baby and mom both!! Glad he is healthy too...what a gift!! Blessings to all!!

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  76. What a wonderful gift from our Lord. Giving thanks, and excited for you as your sweet grand baby becomes the lastest loved one in your family. Congratulations to all. 💛

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  77. Sending love to all of you.💞

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  78. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. I pray that all will be well with mother and baby.

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  79. Congratulations, my Galfriend on the new member of your Family. What a blessing!

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  80. Praise God for the healing of little Charlie's heart and for an safe delivery! What special joy to share, knowing full well how the hand of God works in our lives in such special ways. My heart rejoices with yours! Enjoy those grandbabies and I'll be praying for healing for Blossom and a healthy life. God bless!

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  81. Congratulations on your precious new grandson! May God continue to bless your beautiful family.

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  82. Celebrating with you and your family. What a precious little one. Praying for all. Bless you.

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  83. what a wonderful blessing...So happy everyone had an easy time..... Charlie is darling just like his sisters.... Bless you all...

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  84. Such joyful news!
    May God bless you and your family with all you stand in need of!
    Merry Christmas!

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