Sophia Helena [part 2]

I believe God gives us children and their sole purpose as infants is to bring their parents and everyone else joy. Baby’s are bundles of joy.

We are so thankful for our new daughter. Some has asked how did we chose to give her name  Sophia Helena Hutts?

Sophia. It is a classic name that’s made a recent comeback. Sophia is not only a name but it is a word rooted in the ancient Greek word for wisdom. The Bible often uses the word sophia to describe the divine wisdom of God (Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 1:21, 24; Ephesians 3:10; Colossians 2:3; Revelation 5:12; 7:12).

Helena. Since Sophia was born just west of Philadelphia, Sarah thought that it would be fitting to name her after a woman she deeply respects who lived nearby. Helen Evans was a long time member at Marcus Hook Baptist Church and Sarah met her the year she ministered at the church. Helen was a school teacher in the rougher areas of Philly, an avid student of God’s Word, a memorable Sunday School teacher, and faithful follower of Christ. Helen was an example of divine wisdom. Two years ago Helen passed away, but her name will live on through Sophia.

Our Prayer for Sophia Helena. Father, we are grateful for the beautiful life You have created and blessed us as her temporary caregivers. To the best of our abilities we will raise her under the knowledge of Your Word and the guidance of your Spirit. Sophia already brings us joy and brings You glory. You are all-wise and we ask that You would fill her with Your divine wisdom in Christ. May her life be marked by Your wisdom from the day of her salvation until the day of her death. In Jesus name. Amen.

Sophia Helena Hutts

This morning at 9:10am God brought a new life into the world.  Our daughter Sophia. She is hearty and strong. 7.5 pounds and 19.5 inches long.

Sophia came quickly once Sarah’s body was ready. But getting to ready took time. Early Friday morning around 4:30am Sarah’s water broke, but no strong contracts came until the evening. The midwife came to our home about 9:00pm and stayed until 4:30am when she recommended that we go to the hospital since no baby had come within 24 hours of her water breaking.

So we hopped in the car and drove to the hospital in the wee hours of the dawn and Sarah was able to kick start some contractions. Within minutes Sophia was born.

Justus is now a big sister to a little sister. She doesn’t know what to think quite yet, but interest in this new person taking up her parents attention.

Sarah and Sophia are resting from a long day of waiting.

More to come…