Introducing the newest twig on the family tree: Ember Blake!
She was born on April 24, 2018 at 4:57 a.m.
She weighed in at 2 pounds 5 ounces.
This is what her sweet mamma wrote:
She was born 12 weeks early and came into this world kicking and screaming, surprising the heck out of medical staff, but not her parents.
Ember, may you continue to be fierce and hard to extinguish. May you believe in the fire that is within you and always rely on your creator to stoke and kindle that flame. May you always be a light in the darkness. ☀️
“God is within her, she will not fall, God will help her at break of day” -Psalm 46:5
“God is within her, she will not fall – Psalm 46” came up on my Instagram feed at 3:00 a.m. So I walked the hospital halls repeating that phrase, agreeing with the words, making them my prayer. Not long after that my daughter sent me a song that popped up as she opened her music app. “Psalm 46” by Shane and Shane. Such powerful words. At 4:30 a.m. the decision was made to have a c-section. I went into the waiting room and read the rest of Psalm 46:5 — “God will help her at break of day.”
As day broke, Ember offered the first praise from her tiny lips.
And we took her lead.
I have a feeling this spitfire of a girl will be leading us for years to come.
PB is pretty proud that she carries his name.
What an honor.
Blessings on you, little Ember-girl.
Grow strong in the power of His might.
I can’t wait to tell you the story of your birth.
Praying for you all. She WILL be a fighter just the name alone says it all!!!
God Bess and may he surround with love and strength.
Wait, there’s more to this story! Ember shares a birthday with a 2nd cousin (Adrienne Biddick), and a great aunt (that would be me)! And to top it off, on April 24th, 17 years ago, Ember’s namesake, Grampa Blake, was granted a re-newed life when he had successful heart surgery! April 24th is indeed a special day in our family! I am honored to share this day with these very special people!
Oh wow! I forgot about Adrienne. It is a monumental day! Hard to believe it was 17 years ago that Blake sang happy birthday to you from ICU recovery.
Blessings and love to everyone! Diane
All praises to our mighty God, our everlasting Father! We love you, Abba Father. We praise You for such precious moments, precious gifts. Bless your dear Ember, Father. Heed the birth prayer of her mother. We are ever grateful for your watchful eye and protective hand.
Thanks for sharing and showing pictures. So excited how she will change lives with her spark!
What a WONDER!
Looks like Blake Blessed!! Congrates PB
Tears of joy well up in my eyes and heart!
You tell a great story always! Glad you share your news.
Only love to you all.
Welcome little firey Ember. May your introduction to the world bless your family and the world around you!