Earlier today, my friends John and Allison Welch welcomed their third daughter into the world. Emma Claire (pictured at right) weighed in at six pounds, 10 ounces.
She is a new sister for Molly and Nora.
Welcome to the party, little Emma! I know the Holy Spirit will be your guide.
Emma is the second of four babies to be born to friends this year. I have been remiss in noting the January 22 birth of Catherine Bridget Woods Dionisio ("Bridie"), the daughter of our church pals Nik and Katie. In the late spring, my college buddy Alicia and her husband Mario are expecting their firstborn. My old friend Kelvin and his wife Courtney are expecting their second child this year, too.
Thanks heavens for this bumper crop! Cue Maurice Chevalier: