it's a brother!!!

It is my great joy to introduce Alden Ananias Groves, born on Thursday, June 29th at 1:16 pm. Alden was 9 pounds and 3 ounces and 22 inches long. He is darling in every single way.

Alden means "old friend" and that is exactly how it feels to have him in our family. Like a favorite pal has been added to the fold and everyone is just so glad he is here.

Ananias is named after the brave man who the Lord told to go find a blinded Saul on Straight Street. Ananias could hear the voice of the Lord. And even with some hesitation, he is obedient to go right up to the man who was responsible for killing many Christians to tell him of Jesus. Paul went on to lead the church in mighty ways, but I love that there was a faithful, listening, courageous man who the Lord used in a quieter, but hugely important way.

Alden has joined our clan like a champ. I cannot wait to write about our first 48 hours home. It has been so full. The farm is in full swing and nothing has slowed down. He is entering the family like he has always been a part of our pack and I love it so much. Ivar is positively overwhelmed with love for him and the fact that he now has a brother. He told me, "Mom, you need to come see this! It's our first brother bunk bed."


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you all. Enjoy!

Erika & Lee Solomonson

Juliana Puetz said...

Becca and Rory, we are so thrilled for you all!! What a perfect gift!! I love the thought and meaning of his name. It will be so cool to see how God uses that in his life! So happy for you all!

Anonymous said...

Chuck & I are so happy for you Becca! Congratulations!
Kansas City

Paige Lathrop said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your new little angel is absolutely perfect and is clearly already adored by all...especially his big brother! Enjoy all the snuggles!

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Could not love this more. Just the sweetest - especially Ivar's expression in the first pic.

Can't wait to meet Alden!