Today is Rylyn's due date! The past two weeks have been both demanding and miraculous. I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything. Thus begins our journey.
Rylyn comes from our mother's names CheRYL (Beloved) and LYNn (From the Lake). It started as a middle name and then became our first choice for a girl. Gloria (Glory) is after Rylyn's maternal great-grandma (perfect for a Christmas baby) and Michael (Who is like God) after her paternal great-grandma who died this past summer. Michael was one of Grandma D's middle names that was slipped onto the birth registration when her brother Michael, registered her birth.
Psalm 139:13 (New International Version, ©2010)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will work on photos and media to make this more interesting...just not today. For now, enjoy two posts...a memoir from pregnancy and a poem written the day after Rylyn was born.