Monday, February 18, 2008

Samuel

Well, I am officially out of posts that I had ready before Samuel was born! So, I may be a bit sporadic this week as we are now on our own with my Mom going home yesterday. And, we are in for an adjustment with three little ones age three and under!!

First, here is a picture that I included in his baby announcement:

Here is the announcement I made:

I included a card that explained what his name means and why we chose it:

Samuel means name of God or God has heard. We pray that he would be like Samuel in the Bible who knew God and listened to and obeyed His voice. David's grandfather was also named Samuel.

"And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with men." 1 Samuel 2: 26

Joseph means He will enlarge or He will add. My dad's middle name is Joseph and his dad's name was also Joseph. Our prayer is that God would enlarge and add to his ministry and opportunity to reach others for His Kingdom. Also, that he would be a faithful witness to the next generation of God's love and faithfulness in his life.
"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness." 2 Corinthians 9:10
Look at these cute flowers we received from a coworker of David's, can you see that the milk bottles say, "bundle of joy" - so cute:

Yesterday was our first time at church all together as a family in a long time due to bed rest and sickness:


Thank you, Grammie, for coming to help and take such good care of me and my family!

20 comments:

*carrie* said...

Love the pix of your sweet family, Monica!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

So wonderful that Grammy was able to stay so long. What a blessing! Great family picture.

Judy said...

Beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

You look great!! I hope you and your family will continue to adjust to your "new normal". Baby Samuel is blessed to be born into such a wonderful family!
Elise

Anonymous said...

Baby Samuel is beautiful!!! What a precious family!!! tammyp

Katy said...

how incredibly sweet!!! He is so tiny and such a sweet bundle!! :) Your church pic is gorgeous and I am so happy for you guys!!!! :)

Tracy said...

I love the name and fondly remember Sunday School teachers whispering "Samuel, Samuel..." when they told the story of God speaking to him in the temple.

And those milk jugs are adorable! If you need some posting ideas I'd LOVE to see what you've done for his room!

Shan said...

What a joyous season in your life!! You are so blessed to have that lovely family. Thank you so much for letting us share that with you!

Your friend,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

Katie said...

What a blessing sweet Samuel is!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Ruth said...

Monica,
What a precious baby and a precious family. I am glad to hear that you are all well. It is nice that your mom could stay with you. I hope you do well on your own. Praying for you.
Ruth

Leanne said...

What a beautiful family! I love the name Samuel....
I also love the birth announcement...
Congratulations!
Keep us posted on your lessons of going from 2 to 3!!

Katie said...

...one more thing...
Because it's President's Day, just thought I would share some trivia in light of your new addition: Our 1st President George Washington had a younger brother named Samuel. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a special time to be with your family during your first weeks of life, dear little Samuel! I love you! Love, Grammie

Susan said...

Precious photos. I love the one that captures the heart between Grandma and Grandson.

asnipofgoodness said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet pics! what a wonderful blessing. I wish I could see baby samuel in person, and give you a congrats hug. Love to you all.

Jenny said...

Beautiful photos!! And he IS named Samuel!! : ) Great name.

Joy@Joy in the Journey said...

He is just beautiful! Congratulations!!
Blessings,

Louise said...

What a precious family you have. God bless you all.

Sunflower Farm said...

My youngest son's name is Samuel too. He is 9 now and a very happy well rounded boy. Thank you for posting what the name Samuel means.Enjoy your special boy.

Amber M. said...

I'm a little late since this post is several days old, but I've been a "lurker" for a bit. My son is also named Samuel and is our joy. Congratulations on the birth of your sweet Samuel!