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.