Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Elea Jane

Christine went into labor Valentine's day at 2:00AM. It snowed on the way driving to the hospital. After fifteen hours of labor (including one hour and five minutes of pushing), our baby was born, Elea Jane Corrigan.

At birth, Elea weighed 6 lbs. 11.6 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. She was (and still is) perfectly healthy. After less than an hour, she stopped looking so much like an alien. Within a day or two, she became absolutely beautiful.

The process and product is such a miracle that I don't question God's existence; but because of the design of how it works, I am tempted to question God's sanity. (I think I'm joking.)

At this point I don't have any profound spiritual reflections to make even though I am sure that Elea will have profound spiritual and political implications for us--as far as living Christian spirituality, living in the present moment, living out the fruit of the spirit.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

--Paul Corrigan


RC said...

Hurray! Congratulations! She's beautful, and the three of you are a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing the pictures--they're great. Please give Christine my greetings and congratulations. All of you will be in our prayers.
--Rickey Cotton

Mark Wills said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the photos. You make a great looking family. My prayers will be with you all. Blessings, Mark.

John Orzechowski said...

Congratulations to you and Christine! Thanks for sharing the photos. She is beautiful.
Grace and peace,

Sarah said...

She is absolutely gorgeous, Paul. Congratulations to you, and please pass them on to Christine as well. I'm so happy for you guys--God has truly blessed you.

Susan said...

She is indeed a beautiful gift from the Giver of all perfect gifts. May the Lord give you His wisdom as you embark upon this new adventure with which He has blessed you!

living stones said...

I know this is so so late, but Matt and I are very happy for you both! She is so pretty, and we will keep your little family in our prayers!

Jennifer and Matt

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