A year ago today I posted a blog entitled Hope Springs Anew! It was celebrating the arrival of our first grandchild after a very difficult 72 hours due to Valerie having preeclampsia.
Coming 7 weeks early he weighed only 3 pounds – 10 ounces. He spent several weeks in the hospital due to his size but was healthy and able to breathe on his own from the very beginning.
Few things in life are as precious or reflect God’s glory more powerfully than a newborn baby!
Yesterday, Aaron Tyler Alvey turned one year old and we are still celebrating God’s gift of life!
Unfortunately, Aaron’s dad – our son Sam – is out of the country with the Marines on training. But Susan flew out a couple of weeks ago to keep Valerie and Aaron company; and celebrate their birthdays (Valerie is a leap year baby)!
And it looks like he got his Daddy’s (and Grandpa Alvey’s) sweet tooth!
Whatever you’re doing today, make time to stop and love on your kids and grandkids!
Life is a gift! Keep celebrating it!
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