As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Friday, August 24, 2018

Interrupting this blogging break to introduce you to . . .


Our newest grandbaby,
JUDAH NATHANIEL 
08-22-18



Last night, we met Judah! 

The adoring Gran . . .

. . . and the adoring Papa.

An adoring aunt . . .

. . . and another adoring aunt.


The first family photo as a family of nine!

And I have to add the shot of this girl wearing her "I'm a Big Sister" button!
She looks pretty happy about it, doesn't she?!

One thing is certain: Judah is loved!! 

There is always room in your heart for another sweet baby . . . a new person, created by God, entrusted to your family. Ah, yes, the heart just expands.

We praise the Lord for a safe delivery and a healthy baby! 
And we pray that Judah will learn to love the Lord and serve Him too!





Although my laptop continues to limp along, I am planning to replace it soon, and my extended blogging break will end. I hope to be back next week with a "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" post.

I have missed you, blogging friends!



27 comments:

  1. Congratulations! He's beautiful.

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  2. Congratulations Cheryl! So happy for the newest addition to your sweet family - how blessed you are! Judah is adorable and clearly so loved.

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  3. So sweet, he will be much loved.

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  4. Congratulations! He looks like he is going to be a deep thinker from the one photo. ;)

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  5. Congratulations on a new darling baby boy.

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  6. Congratulations!!!! Your granddaughter sporting the button looks like you ;)

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  7. I'm so happy to see the darling photos of the beautiful child that has joined your family, Cheryl. Many blessings to all of you as you shower this little one with love.
    It's so lovely to see you will be back soon. I've missed you! ♥

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  8. So precious! And such a lovely family to welcome him :)

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  9. Oh...he is darling. What a beautiful family your daughter has! Warm congrats all around. I am so excited that you'll be back soon.

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  10. Congratulations! I’m glad your coming back soon! You’ve been missed!

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  11. Congrats to all of you with this sweet addition to your family.

    FlowerLady

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  12. Oh the sweetness of another dear one entrusted to your family's care. She doesn't look that pleased, LOL. I was just wondering what was going on in your neck of the woods.

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  13. Oh so wonderful to hear from you! Judah Nathaniel is just the sweetest little button. What a wonderful family picture. I come from a family of 8 children so this looks perfect to me ... God bless you all. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon. Hugs to all!

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  14. Congratulations to all! What a precious little bundle of joy!

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  15. How wonderful! What a sweet little blessing he is.
    We have grandbaby #13 arriving in March.
    Looking forward to reading all about your summer, we've all missed you!

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  16. Yea, for another baby to love!

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  17. Thank you for the lovely glimpse of your new grandbaby! He's adorable! Lovely photos.
    Happy weekend to all. xox

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  18. How Lovely, Blessings for the little one.
    Congratulations to all the Family.

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  19. Glad to see your blog break interrupted by such sweet news! Congratulations! By the way, we have 5 or 6 on our pastoral staff with 6 or 7 and even 8 blessings! Hope you've had a good summer and now the start of your last year of Homeschooling!

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  20. What a beautiful baby, what a beautiful family, Cheryl, blessings abound in your family, God is so faithful!
    I have missed your posting, and look forward to seeing what your summer was like.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  21. What a sweet beautiful blessing!!! Many happy congratulations!!!~tammy

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  22. Well, little Mr. Judah Nathaniel is just precious! Congratulations to all on your new little addition. As you know, I snuck a peek of your photos from Deanna's facebook page. I hope you have enjoyed your blog break and am now looking forward to you posting once again. Enjoy what's left of the week...and the summer!

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  23. Cheryl, Judah is adorable! AND, clearly, adored! Looking forward to your full-on return to the blogosphere.

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  24. What a beautiful and happy post! A new baby, God's wonderful blessing.

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  25. He is beautiful! Congratulations! The other grands are not too shabby either. have a great weekend!

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