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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


photo by Jocelyn Brown

At first I didn’t believe her. After all, why would she blurt it out like that over the phone and during something as mundane as my evening commute? But she finally convinced me, “I really am pregnant! I wouldn’t joke about something like that to you (which I knew to be true, as she has shared my sorrow in being unable to get pregnant).” The feeling within me was instantaneous--sheer, unfettered, absolute joy. In fact, I screamed! My dear sister was going to be a mother, and I was going to be an aunt to a new little one. And of course my sister would share it with me in this way… she was only about 5 minutes pregnant and she was bubbling over with excitement. I should have known...this is the girl who buys Christmas presents for people and can’t wait until Christmas to give them!

That was 7 months ago.

These are her pregnancy photos now.
(This link will take you to photographer Jocelyn Brown's blog, and from there you click on a link to see the pictures).

The photos are stunning. The super talented photographer, Jocelyn Brown, did an incredible job of capturing the inner and outer beauty of such a wonderful couple. I just love all the expressions and all the colors.

We can't wait to meet you Caleb Benjamin (after my father).

James 1:17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the children in our life. We are blessed to know and love and enjoy so many little ones in our life. Help us to love, support, invest in, and bless them and their families in the ways you provide.  Thank you so much for this new nephew, Caleb, who is on his way to meet us soon. We know that children are a blessing from you and we thank you for this gift. Father, we pray for your hand of protection on Nisha and Luke and their growing family. May their lives bring you much glory and may they continually see your beauty and truth in increasing measure and respond in love, joy, faith, and worship! May their children know and love you at an early age and may they all be fruitful together in your kingdom--leaving a lasting legacy for your name. Please give Nisha and Caleb strong health during the pregnancy, into labor and afterward.  Please give Nisha strength, favor, health, energy, safety, faith, and peace about childbirth.  Please give Luke strength, wisdom, discernment, and love as he leads the family with whom you have entrusted him.  Show us how we can love and support them and be a blessing to them in every way. In Jesus Name, Amen


Anonymous said...

BEANS! so sweet! thank you, thank you!! caleb is so blessed to have you in his life . . . as is his mommy.

Heather said...

Those were so beautiful! Congratulations on your upcoming nephew. Nephews are such a huge blessing and joy!

Nora Raj said...

What a beautiful post; plus really great pictures! Thanks for sharing this with us. Caleb is going to be surrounded by so much love.

Kathleen said...

I'm joining you in prayer, Bina. Hope we can get together again sometime soon! I so admire you for so many reasons!

prashant said...

I will just do that. Hopefully I will find the time to write it up soon.

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