Our hearts are filled with joy as we announce that we have added a new baby to our quiver! We are so blessed to welcome this new child into our beloved family and we commit to training her in the ways of the Lord by teaching her from God's Holy Word! On Friday July 10, 2009 at 12:49 P.M., Tirzah Mercy Jachim entered into this world! She weighed 8 lbs, 5 oz, was 21 inches long, and is a precious and beautiful baby.
Her name was selected with much care and prayer! Tirzah is an Old Testament Bible name found in the books of Numbers and Joshua. The name means "pleasantness" and describes well how we felt all throughout the pregnancy about this one that is fearfully and wonderfully made! Based on God showing us such incredible mercy through the conception, growth, and development of this baby throughout these past 9 months, we have chosen her middle name to be Mercy! It is only through God's mercy that we live and move and have our being. In addition to these two names being a great expression of our gratitude to the Lord for providing us with this precious gift, the name is intended to give her a vision for her future. We are seeking to have her be a representative of God's mercy to others through being a source of pleasantness to those whom she contacts! We will diligently be raising her to be a model of godly femininity and we will be training her from her earliest days to be a keeper at home!
And now for some pictures of these precious and irretrievable early days:
Our other three arrows with Jill and newborn Tirzah!
Congratulatory flowers for my beloved bride on this blessed occasion!
Sweet little baby sleeping!
Wide-eyed baby girl!
Our new little baby in the loving arms of my dear wife!
Proud daddy holding little darling daughter!
Amara joyously holding her new little baby sister!
Aidan delighting in his sister!
Jordan smiling at his newborn sister!
Getting ready to leave from the hospital!
En route home!