Memories... Like Mom Made!

Memories... Like Mom Made!
Out of dark moments, flowers grow.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Because no words seemed good enough to announce the long awaited and anticipated arrival of our precious Cupcake, Lorelei Marie Decker... I will let the pictures and incredibly imaginative and creative announcement, designed by my sister, Sarah Teubner, do the job. Above photo by Melissa Cox of Lifeshots Photography, announcement by Sarah Teubner.

1 day old... So perfect and snuggly.

1 week old... So smiley and sweet...

...and alert and curious.

1 month old... So loving and beautiful.

I have enjoyed every minute so far. And I can't wait to enjoy and explore every minute to come. Lorelei Marie, words can not express how much we love you, how deeply we longed for you, how absolutely in awe we are at you beauty and perfection. You came in to our lives as a rainbow: the promise of hope after the storm. Your perfection does not negate or erase the storm that came before you, but rather reminds us that the storm did happen, for some reason bigger than all of us, and that we survived, also for a reason bigger than us. You are that reason. You are our hope and sunshine. You are our reminder that good things can come out of tragedies, though it may not be easy to see at first.

After all, it is out of dark moments that flowers grow.

I love you Lorelei. Welcome to your world.


  1. Beautifully put! Congratulations, she is lovely!

  2. Congrats, she is beautiful. By the way, I love your announcement, it is so cute :)God is good!!!

  3. Congratulations! I am so happy to see your beautiful blessed little girl!