Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newest Addition

So, I realize it had been a little quiet around here recently.  Hopefully that will change, but meanwhile I think this story might explain some of the reason why. :)

It was Saturday evening, July 19th, it had been a crazy busy weekend, and I finally got to crash on a sleeping bag next to the new puppies to keep an ear on them during the night.


Suddenly my eyes flew open, my nerves jarred awake by the ring of my phone laying next to me, before my eyes could focus on the bright screen, I knew..  I knew that this was the call I had been waiting for the past week.  I answered trying to sound awake, ready, in control.  "Hello, this is Christianna" (it didn't come out as clear as I hoped)  On the other end came my brothers voice. "It's time! The baby is coming today!"
As succinctly as possible at 5:30 in the morning I told him I would be there as soon as I could, then staggered to my feet to collect my camera and a back pack.
Soon I was driving east to their apartment trying desperately to stay awake, and see through the thick fog.
I arrived at the apartment, thanked the LORD for safety, and tiptoed up the stairs.

The next few hours, were full of whispered encouragement, filling the pool with water, getting people drinks, taking pictures....

Baby Robert Gabriel Sauve, arrived at 9:47 AM on July 20th 2014.  Only seconds after his entrance into the world, he opened up his little eyes and looked around at his new home!

Brand new Daddy, with his little boy.
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for."

Holding on to Daddy.

"Aside from new babies, new mothers must be the most beautiful creatures on earth."

"Babies are never common, each one is a miracle."

Grandparents for the first time. 
"We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents."

"Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son."

Joshua, who  is in the National Guard, is heading over seas for a month.  We are so grateful that he got to spend time with his "little man" before he left.  Please pray for him and for Theresa and the baby here.