Big sister, Sadie (4) holds her new sister.
It's a GIRL!
Miriam Nichole Roach was born at 12:15 PM Central European Time and weighed in at 7 lbs 2 oz. Mother and baby are doing fine and Claire has told John that Miriam looks like him. No red hair was reported however. Like many deployed fathers, John was in contact by phone during the delivery.
You are such a blessing to our family. With open arms we welcome you, will love you always, and pledge to do all we can to help you reach your potential in life.
You are blessed with wonderful and very special parents. You will find that everyday will provide teaching moments that through their good lives they have prepared for you.
Your parents will teach you first about a loving Heavenly Father who will guide you through life if you are humble and will let Him. Your parents will teach you the priorities of life which will help you have the joy in living that you so deserve. Having the ability to choose good over evil will bring blessings, not necessarily wealth or popularity, or fame...but the true peace that comes from being honest with yourself and others.
We pray for your health and well being. Grandma will spend a few days in Honduras and then hold you in her arms. I love you, Miriam.