Sunday, September 13, 2015

Safely Delivered of a...

When Kate Middleton gave birth to the future king of England on July 22, 2013, the official announcement that was posted by the gates of Buckingham Palace said this:  "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 p.m. today.  Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

Safely delivered of a son.

I had never heard that phrasing before (maybe because I'm not British?)  :), and I instantly admired it.  "Maybe someday," I thought longingly, "I could use that to announce the birth of my child."

Thanks be to God, the time has come!

With overflowing joy, I proudly declare that today at 2:44 a.m. I was safely delivered of a son we named Benjamin Caleb Fisher!  He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, measured 19 and 3/4 inches in length, and is absolutely perfect.  My heart and soul are full of joyous song and quiet contentment as we snuggle in together and get to know each other.  What a son!  What a gift!  What a treasure!!





9 comments:

sally said...

Wow! How precious, how wonderful! He is so sweet and peaceful looking. I LOVE the name Benjamin! I have forced myself not to rush over there and hold him for an hour or two today because I know you need rest (and probably are doing all the holding yourself!). So happy for you, and rejoicing in this special time you have with a newborn baby.

Polly said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful. I'm glad you safely were delivered of him! ;) I'm happy for you!

Keri On said...

🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
I happened to be awake in the wee hours of west coast time, checked FB, and saw your wonderful story unfolding! After I saw the sweet pictures, I sang quietly "how sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the joy and warmth he gives!
But sweeter still the calm assurance, this child can face uncertain days because He lives!"
So happy with you for the blessing of children!
Enjoy the snuggles!

Keri On said...

(Those ?s were music notes!)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He is so cute! Congratulations to your whole family!

Valerie said...

Congratulations!!!! I love his name. I was nowhere close with my baby name guesses. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Jeff. I do not have a blog , but I have followed you for a long time.
Beautiful gift you have there. Jean from Memphis.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Beautiful boy and name! Enjoy! Gail

Aliesha Caldwell said...

Congratulations! He's precious!!