It was a long labor, but Averi Jadyn Rhoades made a grand entrance for her happy parents, Rocky and Jovan, last night.
She arrived at 11 pm on February 3 (just one hour before her due date), weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20" long, with a generous amount of black hair and some extremely kissable cheeks – to a large assortment of cheering aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins.
From a scripture Rocky adapted for his life when he was just 13 or 14: "Praise the LORD! [Hallelujah!] Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight [cherishing and relishing] in His commmands. His children will be mighty [robust, successful] in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed." Psalm 112. 1,2 NIV, with a bit of "amplification"
She is grand-baby number 5 for us and it just keeps getting better. I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Keep her name constant in prayer before the Lord.
pictured: Averi looking at her pretty mommy about an hour or so after her birth; the family first thing the next morming; Grandpa and Nonna with our little beauty