What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, November 28, 2008

Meet Our Bunkin

How does one go about convey with words, the heartsongs within?

How can one adequately record a life-changing moment, or string of moments without dulling their shine?

Two hours I've sat here, while my children three are resting~knowing full well I should be taking advantage of the quiet with my own slumber and yet, here I pour over the snapshot memories of life's most precious stream of moments. Remembering them. Reliving them. I want to share with the WORLD what is on my heart, so brimming it is it may burst! Yet, I have pondered how to convey my thoughts, my feelings but to no avail. I will not do them justice, no matter how hard I try. Rebecca...speechless? I certainly am.

Perhaps the lack of tongue, in and of itself, conveys the abundance of my heart.

Words may come, but until then...meet our Bunkin.

Our sweet little 48 hour old girl.

Though in these photos, she was only about three hours old. Give or take.

I have loved her from the moment I knew of her being. I have loved the idea of her~the hope for her~the prayers of her long before even that. For nine months, I carried her within my womb and under my heart; Bunkin was the child of my thoughts~the name lifted up in thanksgiving and supplication~the owner of fingers and toes that stretched and rolled and tickled me~ and so I have found it difficult to call her by any other name. Bunkin she is still, in my thoughts~though more names have been added.

Squeaky door.


Sweetling and dear.

And one more:

Adele Genevieve

Adele (pronounced A-dah-lay)
Genevieve~ Matt's great grandmothers name

Noble woman

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Leah said...

CONGRATULTAIONS!!!!! She's BEAUTIFUL!!! I can hardly wait to see her in person!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful little princes that has been brought into the world to tell of His love and blessings! Congratulations to all of you. Bursting with joy, pride, and happiness I'm sure!

Kris said...

Yea - pictures! I've been checking and checking and checking for an update on the specifics ... I hope you will take time for you and your family now and not feel an obligation to blog while you adjust to this darling new daughter! We'll all still be here waiting for your return and totally understanding your need to nest right now! Love you, hon!


Els said...

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd!!
Gift from God, ray of sunshine, when the light is dimming on the other sight of the family. Enjoy this precious little girl!
Love from Els

Kim said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!!!

Mrs. MK said...

Precious, beautiful, darling, sweet Adele! You are welcomed with much rejoicing!

biszemom said...

OH Rebecca!! Congratulations!! Adele is BEAUTIFUL!! :) And, I am giggling because last week when you were talking about how Bunkin must be a boy because "he" was being so "by my own schedule"....I immediately thought it was a girl. Sounded too much like my Rebecca!! :)

Enjoy!! Rest!! Congratulations!!

Grandma Bibby said...

Congratulations to you and Matt (and Corynn & Andrew). May God grant you much grace and wisdom as you raise your three. Can't wait to meet her someday.

Liana said...

she is perfect.

Terri said...

What a precious little one she is. Congratulations Rebecca & Matt. You are blessed!

Anonymous said...

Coming out of lurkdom to say congrats. She is a beautiful blessing. I really enjoy reading your blog, I feel like I know your family...and am very happy for you.

jerelene said...

Oh so precious!! Lots of hair too! The name is beautiful!! Sounds like a princess! How much did she weigh? I had been thinking Bunkin would be a girl..Congratulations to all of you on such a wonderful addition to your family!!

Andie said...

She is absolutly perfect, beautiful, priceless, miraculous...amazing. Praise God!


Victoria said...

She is beautiful, as is her name!

Heather K said...

She's the picture of loveliness! As i sher name...congratulations on such a beautiful little "Bunkin"!!

michelle said...

She is completely and utterly beautiful. Congratulations.

That picture of Matt made me tear up--you can see such emotion in every line of his body.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is so sweet! I have been following your blog for a few months and was so excited for you when I read you were at the hospital. The pain that turns into joy is so amazing. Truly we serve a mighty God who can give us such wonderful gifts as sweet babies.

Love in Christ,


Kimberly said...

A beautiful girl and a beautiful name!!! Congratulations!!!

abigail said...

Have I mentioned how sweet she is yet? Those lips!

Welcome, Adele Genevieve! We've been waiting for you!

Dianne said...

What a sweet, precious face and a beautiful name! God bless you, sweet child.