In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Monday, August 31, 2009


WELCOME: Eleanor Lorraine Rolfzen
It has been quite a journey for my son, Michael, and his wife Karla to bring this little one into the world. They had to go through several processes to become pregnant and then when they did last year she miscaried , Noah Michael, It was between 16 and 18 weeks he was 7 inches long and about a half of a pound. It was a very sad day to say the least. Both his sisters were pregnant and all were having boys, they would have all been a few months apart.

But God has a time for everything and a plan for us all and it would not be long before little Ellie would be concieved. Although we would think she was a boy, her mommy didn't want to know what it was. She carried like it was a boy and the heart rate was just like her daddy, so some of us thought she would be a boy. Including a few of the doctors. Because she was high risk she had lots of ultasounds and doctors visits.
What a wonderful surprise to find out she was a girl.
Her daddy was just as happy because she is healthy.
I think this is what her mommy needed a beautiful baby girl,
who by the way looks alot like her.

After about 17 hours of labor they decided to do a c-section. There was no progress being made
and the contractions were hard and difficult for Karla. She did a great job. She went as long as she could with no meds, a very brave women. WE got a real gem with her for a daughter-in-law

And then there she was..grandmas pride and joy, a brand new baby granddaughter. I couldn't believe it was a girl..but there she is. Think of all the tea parties and baking sessions we will enjoy. She seemed to be very content and didn't mind at all to be passed around from grandpa to grandma to daddy. She is named for Karlas grandmother who passed and Michaels Grandmother who passed both a few years ago. They were both in their eighties.
they will be remembered fondly in Eleanor .

And a very proud daddy he is.
He was 3 pounds 6 ounces and two months early.
His daughter is 6 pounds 14 ounces and 3 weeks early
(she doubled his birth weight).

Mom and son and a very good son he is.


A. Joy said...

How exciting to click onto your blog this morning and see the news!!!! What a gift little Eleanor is! Congratulations to Michael and Karla. An August baby - what a fun time to have birthday parties! She is the same exact weight our KN was when she was born. 6.14. Can't wait to see more photos of her as she grows!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations on a wonderful addition to your family; she's beautiful as is her name!
God's blessings on her as she grows into a woman after God's own heart.

KathyB. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! A new granddaughter for you, a new daughter for your only son and his wife, with a special name. Blessings beyond imagination! Praise God.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

A little girl! How wonderful! May God bless her with a safe, happy life and a desire to know him!

Wobegon Cottage said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. She really is a special gift.