Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just Amazing

The song playing called "Heaven" is what Alyssa has as her ring tone on her cell phone. She put it on her phone days before giving birth because she said it reminds her of Amiyah.
Yesterday when it started playing she started crying and said, "I just can't believe she's mine."
I think she's going to be a really really good Mommy to Amiyah.
On the Blog Baby Shower I had for Alyssa a few weeks ago in Rachel's comment she told Alyssa the meaning of Baby Girl's name. Thank you for that, for we didn't know it.
Amiyah means Beloved.
According to Webster's dictionary Beloved means "dearly loved."
How very true...

Dear Jesus,
When You formed this little beauty in my daughter's womb did You step back in awe of your own work? Are You just as amazed as I am at what You created

from her beautiful head

to the bottom of her cute little feet?
I love the details of her Lord.

Like the way she sucks her thumb...
The way she pushes her little tongue in between her pretty lips when she sleeps...
The way she always has her little tiny hands around her little tiny beautiful face...
She is just perfect Lord.

I thankYou for her.

What I didn't want in my life 9 months ago I now can't imagine life without.

Through all the years of accomplishments in my daughter's life Jesus,
I have never seen her more proud than the moment You presented her with

Amiyah Elizabeth...

"I knew I'd love her, but I didn't know I'd love her this much!"
~Mommy after holding her~

And of course Uncle Aaron and Aunt Alivia couldn't be more proud of their little niece.

What Aaron is really thinking...

Great, another girl in the house!

What Alivia is really thinking...

Forgot those plastic dolls, I can't wait to dress this!

OH Lord, You are incredible and awesome!

I stand in awe of the works of your hands and

I thank You again and again for our precious GIRL!



Amy said...

What a sweet post, Lelia.
You know the Bible speaks so often of names and their importance, because in Bible times a name (basically) summed up a person's life.
Amiyah's name means "beloved"(like my name) or "delight".
I would say, after reading your post, that this name sums up her life pretty well. Amen!:)
Congratulations to you and your family, Lelia.
God Bless,

Yolanda said...


Amy L Brooke said...

She is really precious! I love the pictures!

heather said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful blessing with us. She is so beautiful, and reminds me of how precious life really is!

In the midst of pain, panic and fear, I really needed to be reminded of this.

God has given us such precious gifts to help grow and learn and discover their own God given talents... and maybe discover some more talents of our own that were hidden before.

Thank you for sharing your lovely, beloved gift from God with all of us.

God bless you,

nothingcanseparateme said...

Wow!! She is just incredibly perfect in every way!! Thank you so much for sharing in picture and story about your family and especially your journey with Alyssa's pregnancy. I have been so blessed to watch God work in your heart and show you how HE is in control and how HE will bring good from pain. Blessings to you & Alyssa & the whole family as you work together to raise Amiyah Elizabeth--the beloved!!

valerie said...

Everybody is all smiles....especially Alyssa!
How precious each picture is.
Thanks for sharing with us Lelia.
God is so good and so faithful.
Love ya,

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh, Lelia, BOTH your girls are simply beautiful. Praying for your home as everyone welcomes (and adjusts to) this new little one!

Susan said...

Ahhhhh, you got me!! Still writing "from the heart"...

Give your daugther a hug from me, and pinch Amiyah's cheeks for me♥

Jenny said...

She is a doll! Nothing is sweeter than a new born baby!

Your daughter looks so happy too! I'm sure she will be a wonderful mother!


Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

I can still remember that feeling when my first baby was born. Not being able to imagine that I would love her like that! What an incredible miracle it is when a new life joins the world. Thank you for sharing your miracle with all of us!

MrsJoeB said...

It is one of the most amazing moments isn't it? What a beautiful miracle Lelia!! I am so happy for your family to be living in the moment like you are!! Thank you for sharing in this with your blogger friends!! Blessings!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Faithful Froggers said...

Oh, thanks so much for sharing your precious gift from God. What a blessing this baby is!Your daughter is just beaming! Enjoy every minute!
Love & FROG . . .

Emily said...

ONLY a good mommy would say, "I knew I'd love her, I didn't know THIS much."
That's a powerfully true statement if I ever heard one. :)

Laura said...

Oh, Lelia! Thank you for letting us share in such a beautiful time of your life. God is so good, isn't He? He knew exactly what this precious child would bring into your family and the world. How blessed she is.


tiggerdaisy said...

How blessed it is to have a new bundle of joy at home! :) Enjoy this time Lelia! Enjoy! :)

Thanks for sharing the pictures with your bloggy friends. They are precious, precious, precious!

Prayers and Blessings!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm new to your blog, but I have spent the past hour reading over your journey of the past nine months.

What a powerful witness of God's grace in your life and in the life of your daughter and now, grand-daughter! You have given them a great gift through your words.

They speak life and witness to the God who lives within your heart and they will be a rich heritage of remembrance for all of you in the years to come.

God's wild imagining far exceeds ours, and he's imagined a wonderful future for Alyssa & Amiyah that far exceeds her expectations.

Thank your daughter for bringing such abundant grace (named Amiyah) into the world. It's a decision that she will never regret but only celebrate as the years go by.

You have ministered to my heart this day through your words. I am better for the reading.

Be blessed and peace to you all...

Sita Henderson said...

And God said, "Wow!" And the angels rejoiced, singing, "Hallelujah!"

Just the way Alyssa is looking at Amiyah captures the emotion of the Father. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love, Sita

Amiyah's grandma great said...

Oh..I thought being a grandma was the greatest..but being a grandma great is the greatest X 2.
What Lelia did not mention after Amiyah's birth is she now thinks that HER granddaughter (Amiyah) was prettier than my granddaughter(Alyssa) grandmothers..gotta love them..but the truth is Alyssa and Amiyah look like baby twins

kmom3 said...

Oh, Lelia!
I am sitting here with tears in my eyes! How beautiful! How beautiful is little Amiyah! How beautiful every single person in every single picture is! How beautiful is your love for your family!!!!

And how perfect that her name means "beloved"! My prayer is that she grows up to know and to hold onto the fact that she is dearly loved by her Father in heaven. That she would know she has been created by Him and for Him!

Thank you for sharing this with us! What a treasure to witness this! What a treasure!
Love you,

Lizerd said...

That is one of the most beautiful posts that I have ever read. The photos are perfect and everyone is so beautiful! Alyssa looks absolutely radiant. Amiyah is perfectly lovely. And Aaron and Alivia look so pleased! Thank you so much for sharing the photos, your heart and the wonderful testimony of what God is doing in the hearts of your family. Don't waste a moment if you can help it. You are so blessed!
Love, Liz

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! She is so beautiful! Congratulations! I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts about your daughter and the baby. God is really using you. And I believe He has big plans for your little Mama, too! Blessings! :) Carol

Beloved MaMa said...

Oh, how wonderful! What a special name she has :o) I chose the named Beloved on my blog because at the time, I was coming out of a season of utter despair, imperfection, loneliness, and depression and learning that I am truly God's Beloved!!! You are so blessed and I believe God annointed her grandaughter with a very special name :o)