Saturday, November 1, 2008

Good to be home.

What can a father say, I am very proud of my children. I begin to understand the 127th psalm where it says, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: " For those of you who don't know me I am the youngest of thirteen children and Josephine is grandchild (including great grandchildren) number one hundred and two for my mother. It is humbling to think that the Lord has entrusted the care of His precious spirit children into my unworthy hands. Parenthood is a very serious business. One of the past presidents of our church said, "No other sucess can compensate for failure in the home." My hope and prayer is that along with Clara we can help these little ones find the way back to their Father in Heaven.


Jeanne said...

Jonny, it amazes me at how much James looks like you at that age.

Marylois said...

That is so true! you were about two when I got married and then I moved up to Salt Lake and didn't see you as often. this is how I remember you looking as a baby, minus the little sister in your arms.

Bianca said...

Dear Jonathan and Clara

Congratulations on the birth of your precious daughter, Josephine Elizabeth. I understand how heartbreaking it must have been to find out she had Trisomy 18. As we know, each child with Trisomy 18 is unique. While the list of known defects is the same, some children are more affected than others.

If your family hasn't found us yet, I would like to invite you to register with the Trisomy 18 Foundation, & You will find a wealth of information on Trisomy 18, along with support boards with many loving and caring families that have walked this journey. You can also create a legacy page for Josephine, linking it to your blog, sharing your family's story.

If there is anything the Trisomy 18 Foundation can do to support your family, feel free to contact us anytime. Please know that our hearts are with you and your family.

With warm regards,

Bianca DeLone
Staff at Trisomy 18 Foundation, Inc.

Lucy said...

I love Jame's little fingers sticking out, just itching to give squeezin's. He seems to have a very interseting sense of self.