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Introducing…Eli Christopher! // Thankful Thursday

I’m excited to say that I’ve entered a  new era in my journey with the Lord.

I’ve become a Nana!

My oldest daughter,  Alyssa, and her husband, Anthony, welcomed Eli Christopher to the world on Saturday, April 18th. He is just perfect and my heart is bursting with joy over his life. Call me biased, but have you ever seen a more perfect and beautiful baby?


I cannot believe that this precious treasure will be a month old already this coming Saturday.

I am grateful to God for Eli’s safe arrival into this world, and for His hand of protection over Alyssa during her pregnancy and labor.

I am thankful for the opportunity to share my gratitude posts on my blog once again. I started, and stopped, and started and stopped again.  If there is one thing I’ve realized walking through various seasons of life, it’s this:  [tweetthis]There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.[/tweetthis] So I’m going to come here, every week or two and share one, two or several things that I am grateful for. It may be in word or photos, but it will be those things that cause my heart to overflow with gratitude to my Savior.

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I’m liking up with Marsha for Thankful Thursday. Won’t you stop over and share one, two or several things you are thankful for? You can read all about this link up here.


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    Nannette and the Sweetheart
    May 14, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    He is precious Barbie, so happy for you!❤️
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    May 15, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Thankful Thursday! I love it! I’ve been working on an on-line Bible study, so I’ve let go of my 1000 Gifts list because I can’t do everything at the same time. But I miss keeping that list current!

    What a wonderful gift God has given you. So glad for you. And my favorite photo is the one of you both, his head cradled in your neck. Beautiful!
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    May 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

    He is so precious, Barbie! So happy for you and your family – you are truly blessed! xxx
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    May 15, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Oh my goodness! How precious!!!
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    May 15, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Congrats Nana!! Eli is so precious!!

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    Linda Fode
    May 15, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations. Being a Nana is the most joyous task in the world. Love the moniker- Nana. It’s what I go by .
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    May 15, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations! Eli is such an adorable little fella. He can’t tell you just yet, but I’m sure he’s thankful for his NANA! 🙂 I love the picture collage, he’s so darling!
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    Deb Foster
    May 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! Love your site. It’s very welcoming and encouraging. Blessings.

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    May 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations! Enjoy that new blessing. What a great post for TT!

    Our new baby boy was born April 12. The first month went so fast.
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    May 15, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Grandparenting really is one of the best parts of life. Enjoy it to the fullest!
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    May 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    What a precious gift from God. He is blessed to have you as his Gran. Happy week!
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    May 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Ahh he’s adorable Barbie. Congratulations on the addition.
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    May 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Yes, he is a perfect! What a blessing to have him close by to snuggle and love!

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    May 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    What a sweet bundle! Congratulations. I agree, there is always something to be thankful for and this little one is definitely something you have been blessed with.
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    May 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Grandchildren are simply the best reward God could possibly give us for surviving the years our kids drove us batty! LoL enjoy every second. In a blink of an eye they, too, will be grown.

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