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For We Walk By Faith: Our Newest Arrival Is Here!

We’ve created the ultimate homegrown! Faith Olivia was born July 23, 2017 at 4:50pm. She weight 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. She arrived 8 days over due and it is doing beautifully.

We are so blessed to have her in our lives. As the scripture goes 1 Samuel 1:27-28 “For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.”

I came from a difficult past and an enduring childhood. Long before I was married or even met my husband; I knew I wanted a marriage, children and a family of my own. The years went by and at the time I had been dating my would be future husband for over 7 years but my dreams of family still seemed so far away. I realized that my own on goings weren’t coming up fruitful, so in desperation and frustration, I surrendered myself and my life to the Lord. That was the best decision I ever made.

From where I’ve been to where I wanted to go seems like an impossibly long journey. I had told myself, if I am to get there it’s going to take nothing but an incredible amount of pure Faith. I told the Lord then and there that if He saw fit to bring me a husband, join me in marriage and bless me with a child; that I would name my first baby girl Faith.

Less than a year after this prayer, I was engaged. Within a year that I had an incredible marriage ceremony on the beach in Lake Tahoe. It was absolutely heaven sent with a white horse and carriage, held on my father’s birthday (the only day the site was available) and it even snowed briefly after the “I dos” in May. By October, I found out we were pregnant!

The Lord brought everything to me that we wanted. He knitted together a web of events that even in our wildest dreams we could have never assembled together ourselves. He did it so quickly and so eloquently as only He could. He knew our hearts desires better than we knew our own.

After we found out we were pregnant, I was convinced I was carrying a boy. I had even begin to purchase boy clothes. Since boys were more prevalent in both mine and my husband’s family, I had resolved that this child was a boy. It would be 15 short weeks later at our gender reveal ultrasound that I squealed and cried to find out that I was having a little girl! I seriously didn’t expect it and almost skipped the appointment because I thought I knew better. We knew right away her name was Faith.

We decided on the middle name Olivia because it’s derived from Olive one of the crops we have growing here on the homestead. The Olive branch was the famous symbol of peace after the floods in the time of Noah. I Olivia is said to be the one that walks with peace. So here she is world, my little miracle: Faith Olivia.

Moral of this story: Put all your trust and have Faith in the Lord.