Friday, February 13, 2009


Meet my newest niece...
Naomi Grace Cloward

Don't you just want to kiss her?
I do.  So bad I can hardly stand it.

In fact, the day she was born, I thought (very seriously) about throwing the kids in the van and driving to Utah immediately.  And it wasn't the drive that stopped me.  It was the realization that the last thing my sister needs right now is my 2 crazy kids running through her house.
She's got her hands plenty full right now.
A one-year old and a newborn.
(cuz she's crazy like that).

The story of how Noami came to be a part of my sister's family is amazing.
And it reminded me of a few things...

I believe in the power of prayer.
I believe in friends that are really like family.
I believe I would do anything in the world for my sisters.
I believe Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us, a better one than we could come up with on our own.
And I believe in love, in all its many different forms.

Because that's what it's really all about.

Happy Valentine's Day.

I love you Naomi!


The Larsons said...

She IS adorable! Congrats! My sister had a baby a month ago, and I felt the exact same way! I miss them all terribly.

Oh, and on your last post, don't you just LOVE i-photo?!

Very cute kiddos!

Sarah said...

Yay!!! Congratulations, Michele! She is absolutely adorable. I love your post about it, too, Summer. It makes me really miss you! I kind of wanted 3 girls together from seeing you and your sisters. You guys are so cute and close. I am so happy for your whole family to have this sweet little girl join you! :)

Michele and John said...

thanks sister, this is sweet, and its my favorite picture of my favorite daughter :) we cant wait to see you and let you snuggle her. thanks for praying for us, we know it helped naomi come to us.

Randy and Tiffany said...

Yeah I wanted to jump in the car and drive to UT and see Naomi too...too bad we JUST made that drive AND too bad I'm too pregnant to travel now :(
Maybe the family should just ALL come here when I have MY baby and then everyone can meet both new babies! ;)
We miss you guys and love you!

Shellie said...

She is amazing!

Kori said...

Congratulations! She is so cute. I love her story...that is amazing!