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>"Welcome to This World, Little One."


Weighing in at 6 lbs 13 oz and measuring 19.25 inches in length, Emery Silas Godbold entered this world at 4:46 this morning. As you might imagine, Lindsey and I were pleased to greet him with proud smiles, many kisses, and an abundance of thanksgiving. Filled with unnumbered prayers and too, too many long and tiring walks around the labor and delivery department of Emory University Hospital – Midtown, the last 24 hours have seemed terribly long, but it has been well worth it. He is a beautiful young man, and our first prayer for him once he was in our arms was that the Holy Spirit would be upon him even now at such a youthful age and that God would do great things through him as he loves and follows Jesus.

Please pray with us that his breathing proves itself to be normal, as he gets some rest in the nursery from a rapid-paced delivery (6 minutes). We appreciate all of your prayers in our behalf and the many, countless wishes of good things that we have already received.

Welcome, little man! We’re awfully glad you’ve made it.

>my birthday trip (in pictures)

>getting the car cleaned up and ready for travel

strolling to dinner at bubba gump shrimp co.

waiting to eat at bubba gump shrimp co.

also waiting to eat at bubba gump shrimp co.

dessert, breakfast, and dessert again {beignets at cafe du monde}

what was left (after round #1)

“down by the river!”

an incredible street band

a lovely beignet destroyer (after breakfast)

the coast guard (patrolling the mighty mississippi)

hanging with fish from the amazon (at the aquarium)

the girls and the jaws and teeth of a shark [real?]

me and a kindly sea horse

the band, again {a different performance}

>"Happy birthday, Adam!"

That’s right. A birthday greeting to myself, for today is indeed my birthday.

Lindsey and I were doing the math Sunday morning (Yes, math was needed, though certainly quite elementary math – I might add. [pun certainly purposed]), and it seems that today I actually turned 27. Woo hoo! The big 2…7…

And, where am I? In New Orleans, Louisiana. It has been a blast of a day with the family. Poor ole Lucas Joe couldn’t make it with us, though. My parents kindly agreed to take care of him at their house while Lindsey, the kids, and I celebrate in the Big Easy. And so, I’m here in a cozy room at the beautiful Hotel St. Marie, right smack in the middle of the Quarter which gives its name to France (i.e., the French Quarter “for those in Rio Linda”). And I’m with the three people in the whole wide world whom I like and love the most.

Life is good!

Blessings to all (or, really and quite honestly, the few [This is but a humble blog only visited by a small and probably dwindling crowd. By the way, sorry for the lack of posts, but – seriously – who doesn’t get swamped from time to time? {In case you missed it – another pun: swamp… New Orleans, Louisiana…}]).