Archive for the ‘Naomi’ Category

April 15, 2009: Naomi Faith

Our dearest daughter, Before Brad and I were pregnant with you, I spent most of the summer studying the story of Ruth and Naomi. I love the romance of Ruth and Boaz, the loyalty and reputation of Ruth, and the good character of Boaz. I also love the story of Naomi, a broken woman who […]

February 18, 2009: Dear Baby Girl

“Am I a Father nearby, and not a Father far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him? Do not I fill heaven and earth?” Jer. 23:23-24 Dear Baby Girl, It’s hard to believe that you are already 21 weeks old! I’ve read that you’re about the size of a […]

January 13, 2009: A State of Expectancy

“Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for the Father to come in as He likes.” –Oswald Chambers Dear Friends, On the morning of January 10, 2009 my friend Danielle met Brad and me at our apartment before boarding the train bound for Beijing. We were on our way […]

December 14, 2008: Sing in Exultation

“Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my Father.” Ps. 22: 9-10 Dear family and friends, Yesterday was a memorable day for the Distad family! Brad and I went […]

November 6, 2008: Dear Baby

“Get comfortable and then number from one to five. List five trite, cliched, and heartwarming topics that are very ‘human.’ The goal of your list is to come up with what you might call the ‘Reader’s Digest’ quotient, that is, a topic almost anyone can relate to. Choose one of your topics. Set pen to […]

October 28, 2008: Woven and Spun

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. On Thursday night I was getting ready for bed, I experienced the most unusual of sensations. I eyed myself in the mirror as I changed into a tie-dyed t-shirt and pajama pants. Nothing seemed different at first glance. […]

July 9, 2009: Naomi’s Birth Story

Naomi Faith was born three weeks ago this Tuesday, at 9:13am.  She was a week overdue, but she wasted no time at all in labor and delivery!  Her labor took just over 5 hours, and she was born less than 45 minutes after we arrived at the hospital.  She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at […]

April 12, 2011: My Lost Sheep

My parents have a brand-new front door.  It is a lovely front-door with a window in it, and some birds have begun to nest in the wreath that hangs on it.  It is just one of the many remodelings my parents have done to the house this past year. I, however, am not fond of […]

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