Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meet Little Miss Emma!

Emma Noelle~

The Stats: Born Tuesday March 11 at 10:33 am. 8lbs, 11oz, 19+inches long.

The Name:
One of my favorite Christmas hymns is O Come Emmanuel. Years ago, before babies were a part of our life, I was reading the words of the hymn one Sunday morning. As I looked at the title, I saw a girl’s name within it – Emma Noelle. I thought it would be a great name for a Christmas baby!

Emmanuel means “God with us." Throughout the trials of these past years, a hurricane, moving, deployments, and the loss of a baby, one constant has given us hope ~ the truth that God is with us. His presence through each storm has given us hope and light in the midst of darkness.

Emma Noelle was to be the name for a Christmas baby, celebrating the coming of Emmanuel: the Lord Jesus Christ. Now we understand that “God with us”, Emmanuel, is so much more than a silent night, a baby in a manger, and a sky of angels. “God with us” is our constant peace and joy in time of trial and the hope of all to come.

This season of life has confirmed our hope in the Lord Emmanuel ~ the One who came, the One who is with us, and the One who will come again.
It is with great joy that we welcome our daughter, Emma Noelle ~ a great blessing to our lives and a reminder that God is with us.


  1. Congratulations Tyler's! :) We're thrilled for you & she's beautiful! :) Hope Mom & Baby are doing great and we look forward to more pictures! Michelle for the Schmidt family :0)

  2. Congrats Tyler's! She's beautiful and we look forward to more photos! Hope Mom & Baby are doing well! Thanks for the update!!!

  3. Dear Lord,

    I thank You for Emma Noelle - for the testimony she brings us of Your grace and that You are with us! I pray for continued health and a smooth transition at home for all.

    Thank You so much for bringing this little one safely into a loving family who honors You!