Life is a gift! Keep celebrating it!

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.

Grandma Alvey (my wife Susan) with Aaron Tyler Alvey.

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!

© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.



Filed under Children, Family, Glory of God, Life in General, Parenting

4 responses to “Life is a gift! Keep celebrating it!

  1. Congratulations! I have a miracle who will be 15 towards the end of this month. She was 29 weeks and 2 days when she was born, 2lbs 11 oz. She spent the first 8 weeks of her life in the hospital and is as perfect today as she was then. I celebrate every moment of my miracle girl”s life. Thank you for sharing

  2. Great story! P.S. I love your different header photos.

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