Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Introducing . . . .

Samuel Allen Masson
born in Madrid, Spain at 12:08 PM, weighing 3.4 kilos (7.49 lbs)

Pictures and more information to come soon. For now here is how/why we choose his name:

When I was pregnant with Renae, we decided on Samuel for a boys name (we wanted the sex of the baby to be a surprise) because he was Hannah's first born whom she dedicated to the work of the Lord. We wanted our first born (and any other children of course!) to be given back to God for His plans and purposes as well. When Renae was born and they announced "It's a Girl!" we put the name Samuel back on the shelf for any future babies.

I found out I was pregnant again in January and immediately, we both knew we wanted a boy. (We'd wanted one really bad the first time too!) One day, early on in the pregnancy, I remember sitting on my bed talking to God and I asked a very simple question: "God, I know you can and will do what you want. But I'd really like a boy this time. Will you please give me a boy?" I know it sounds simple, but my relationship with Christ has grown leaps and bounds since our time here in Spain, that my prayer life is radically different. It felt so natural to just ask a simple question to God, knowing full well that he could give me whatever kind of child he wants.

Then a few days ago, I was reading 1 Samuel and I found this verse: So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, "Because I asked the LORD for him."

The day our doctor told us we were pregnant with a boy I couldn't believe that it was true. We knew we wanted to use the name Samuel again. Now that I know why Hannah named her son Samuel, I'm especially happy to give him this name because I did ask God specifically for him. What a blessing little Sammy is to us!

Sammy's middle name comes from my Dad, Richard Allen. We wanted Sammy to be named after another great man of God and my Dad is a perfect fit. We pray that Sammy will be kind and giving to others and a student of the Word, just like his Grandpy.
More news coming soon! Julie is doing 'very very good', by her own words. She said it was a great experience. They will be moving into a room soon and they expect to have internet once they are settled.

On behalf of all your family, friends and blog readers... Welcome, Sammy! We are so happy you're here! Love, Aunt Kari

20 comments:

Scott & Julie said...

DETAILS!!!!

lankris said...

YAY!!! Congrats, y'all!! Can't wait to see pics and meet the little man!! :)

gma said...

We're so happy for all of you, including grandma Reger. Wondering what Renae 'thinks' about her little brother. Sammy's mommy will have to tell Renae what it's like to grow up with a brother (or three). Glad he's here and very happy the family is doing so well. Did you say how long he was? Be sure grandma Reger brings LOTS of pictures home with her. Love all of you.

Jamie said...

Congrats! So glad he is finally here. :-) Can't wait for pictures.

~Jamie

Mandi said...

What fantastic news to wake up to!!!!! And hey - I asked God to let you go into labor while your mama was there :). Love you and congrats!!! Welcome Samuel!!!!

Jen said...

Yay, Yay, Yay! So happy for you guys! Can't wait to see pictures!

Kari said...

Congrats!!!!!! Hope you are feeling well!

Mark, Kendra, and Evan said...

Congratulations, and what a fantastic and meaningful choice of a name! May you be blessed with a quick recovery!

Jenny said...

I'm crying tears of joy for you guys! His name is perfect...what a great story. Welcome Sammy! We love you! Aiden gives you a big kiss!

sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are sooo excited for you! Jeff and I prayed last night that you would have him and wala!! prayer answered! love his name! cant wait to see pictures!!! (and hear your labor story, cause i love them!)

love you guys!

Mandi said...

Ok, so now I'm getting impatient for pictures ;-) And I wanted to come back and tell you that I love the story of his name. I LOVE names that have so much meaning! :-D

Jack and Sheryl said...

Yeah! I'm so happy for you that he's here. Love the name. Can't wait to see pictures. And I can't wait to hear how labor went. I was thinking of you all day. Did you get an Ava kind of birth? :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Sounds like this time around went better as far as delivery goes.
Wonderful! answer to pryer!
Can't wait for details and pics!
-Britt :)
(Now Aunt x's 3)

Meredith said...

Congratulations! I love the name, and the meaning of it is such a great story!! Can't wait to see some pictures of the little man!

The Grout Family said...

congrats guys!!! i love how you came up w/his name! can't wait to see pics and meet him when you are back in the states!

Nate and Natalie said...

Congratulations! What a great story behind his name. I love the meaning of names and Samuel is perfect. Look forward to pictures!

Peggy said...

Well, it's about time! :)

And I love that you have nicknamed him Sammmy.

Chad & Amy said...

Picts, picts, picts!!!!

Brian and Allie said...

Congrats you two on your little boy! Can't wait to see pictures. We will be praying for your healthy little guy and your recovery :)

Larry said...

Congrats. We are so excited for you all. Hope to see you soon.

Larry and Susan