Alia Ruby Grace...

Is one year old!

Pictures below...

Amber and baby at 34 weeks:

The anticipated day finally came! Labour began on Monday April 20 (Oma's and great-grandmother's birthday). Alia Ruby Grace emerged by caesarean - 7 lbs and 20 in. long - 8:00 am Tuesday 21 April, 2015.

Alia is the name of a strong and compassionate woman in Lebanon working to support Syrian refugees Ben and Amber met when they went to help last summer. They discovered Amber was expecting during this visit.

Ruby is the name of Amber's grandmother.

Grace speaks of God's gift of Amber to Ben and Ben to Amber, and Alia to them both, as well as the name of Ben's aunt.

And here she is! With a first kiss from Mom:

And more of the joy! (Click on any picture below to enlarge.)


More pictures here!