Precious Haven Lynn~
I just received our greatest gift this Christmas. Here is my newest Granddaughter, Haven Lynn, she was born on December 10th. She weighted 7 lbs. 2 oz. There is a miracle behind this one.
I will let her Dad our son tell you this one~So what are we thankful for……If fifteen or heck even ten years ago somebody would have told me what my life would be like today I might have punched them…now of course having lived that life I think I would look back with regret ...that. This past few years has been so full of ups and downs! So full of blessings and disappointments, struggles and miracles. It truly is funny how fast the ride down hill is, but I think you get to see and experience more of life on the way back up as it takes much longer. To the point….two years ago we were blessed with a wonderful little surprise by a miraculous set of circumstances. A beautiful ten month old boy (Layton) came into foster care and we snatched him up. In doing so we gained not just another son, but several, wonderful new families from California to go along with it. Over the rocky roads of daily life, job concerns and other not so fun mountains to climb; we once again were given a breath of clarity as on December 10th Layton’s little sister a beautiful, perfect 7lb 2 ounce baby girl was born. Amanda and our good friend Janel Young are in California right now. They will be in route tomorrow with this precious little Christmas Gift from God, Haven Lynn!. As we struggle to understand our path at the moment we now have eight wonderful children as we will be adopting Haven as well. There were many experiences which fell into place for this to happen which can only be described as miracles. If you do not believe in a loving Heavenly Father then I hope someday you have the opportunity to know that feeling. I can truly testify to his loving presence in our lives! Regardless of any other circumstance in life we have been blessed well beyond measure! We will ever be thankful to the Lord and to the Ruud Family (ALL of them) for these beautiful children! This Christmas our house is full and so are our hearts!
Our Little Haven Lynn
Sweet Amada with her newest one~
Travis with his new baby daughter~
Layton with his new baby sister
Karli with her baby sister~
Layton , Ryley with their baby sister~
This precious little one is our 32nd Grandchild. We have 18 grandsons and 14 granddaughters~ We have been truly blessed with a very large posterity.