Monday, July 18, 2016

A Precious New Arrival

What a joy to welcome Jack James Cannon to the world on 1 July 2016! His due date was 11 July. We talked to Maria on Thursday, 30 June and she showed us their refrigerator and pantry all stocked with food as well as the freezer with meals ready to go. She was hoping that the baby would come that weekend or the next week when Rich was off work for a week. We woke up Friday morning to see a text that she was at the hospital in labor. While we were on shift that morning we received the happy news: He’s here! What joy to know that he arrived safely and is healthy and happy and thriving. We are so very grateful for this wonderful blessing in our family!


  1. Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa and mom and dad too. Those kids are darling, and that little girl looks just like I remember Maria looking when we used to know her. So cute:)

  2. Yes. Judging by old photos, all 3 kids are just little Maria duplicates from the same mold. We have enjoyed being around for this grandchild since I missed the last 6. I am finally going to see Baby Lizzy this week - first time since she was born 9 months ago.