This morning, August 25th, at 1:10 AM Colorado time, our newest grandson was born to Caleb and Haley!!
Knowing Haley was in labor, I was awake off and on through the night here in Croatia, getting updates by texts and praying. It is definitely hard to sleep when something so important is going on!
We finally woke up about 8, but there was no news, so Dave and I continued to pray for all of them, trusting them into the Lord's care.
An hour and a half later, this incredibly beautiful photo of mama and baby arrived!
So much emotion flooded my heart to hear this news! It's always such a relief to know a little life is safe and that all is well with baby and mama.
But at this point, we didn't know baby boy's name. Thankfully we didn't have to wait long before Caleb and Haley FaceTimed us to share all the news.
|"In the midst of everything that was happening, THANK YOU Caleb and Haley for calling us right away!!!!"|
Caleb and Haley have known their boy's name for several months, but wanted to surprise us all after he was born.
So...with as much anticipation as I was feeling at that moment, I introduce to you....
Charles Salem Patty...who will be known as Charlie!!!
Oh precious boy! You are already woven into our hearts!!!
They chose Charles because it means strong man, and they chose Salem, a biblical name that means "peace". Their heart for him is that he would be a strong man of peace for the glory of the Lord.
There were a lot of tears in our boat (mine, not Dave's!) as we talked with them for a few precious minutes...hearing how the birth was, exclaiming over Haley's strength through all those hours, and of course getting our first look at our dear Charlie.
Meeting a grandchild, even through the internet, is SUCH an amazingly wonderful moment!!!
Truly, I'll never forget where I was when he was born, nor the joy that flooded our hearts to know we have another precious grandson to love and adore.