Last night at 10:34 p.m. Julie gave birth at last to Aimee Noelle Willliams after more than 26 hours of labor. Aimee came posterior, which means she was face up and face down which makes the birth canal much more difficult and painful to navigate. The medical staff was at the point of considering a C-section when Julie was finally able to push her free. Both mom and baby (and dad and grandparents) are doing fantastic!
I have never admired my daughter’s courage, tenacity and strength more than I did over the last two days. Sara was with her and Tyler throughout the entire birthing process and spilled out of the room last night overwhelmed with joy when Aimee finally arrived. Sara and I stayed on until 1:00 at Tyler’s request and I got to hold her a bunch. She is so expressive, busy and has the same dimple on her chin that her mother and I do!
What a joy. We are so grateful for what God has done in this whole process. It was long, and difficult, but has made our joy all the sweeter to hold her in our arms and to share Tyler and Julie’s absolute joy! >/p>
We have had another situation affect the emotions of this weekend. Sara’s principal at the school where he works had a massive heart attack at a playoff football game on Friday night and died in the same hospital later that night that we were in with Julie, though we did not know it. Sara and her boss were close, as he was with all the staff and students. He will be deeply missed and we covet your prayers this week for her school. Life is strange, isn’t it? Life and death in the same weekend. Great joy and unspeakable tragedy… Please pray for his wife. Her mother died less than a month ago and this was totally unforeseen. Pray too for her school this week as well.