It’s kind of a miracle that I’m here to write.
But when a true miracle once again enters your world, I guess other miracles happen too.
Our family welcomed this little man into our home five weeks ago!
We are loving and enjoying him tremendously, and it hardly seems right
that he’s growing so quickly and is already pushing out of his newborn clothes!
Chamberlain means “officer in the King’s service” and we pray that for all of his life,
he will live in the service of the King of Kings, Jesus!
We also greatly love and respect the character of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
a general in the Civil War,
who was so kind, courageous, and loved his country and his men deeply.
He made tough decisions in difficult times that made a huge impact
on his men and on the future of our country!
Phil and I are aware that our sons will likely live in more difficult times
than what we do now, and we pray that they will be courageous men of God,
leaders in their times, who will love the Lord and do what is right no matter the cost.
One might think that we chose “Lee” for another great Civil War general,
but we actually chose it because Phil’s paternal grandmother’s maiden name was “Lee” . . .
but being from Virginia, the family has often claimed relation to General Robert E. Lee,
though full proof of the claim has yet to be validated.
The gathering in my room on the Sunday afternoon (one day) after Chamberlain’s birth.
Some brought food, some came to hold bebe, and I also got a foot rub out of the deal.
M y heart is full with all the bebe sounds and smells and I’m trying to hang on to each moment
as I can see that this little one is already changing too quickly for me to keep up with! <3
So very grateful for this little one.