Baby Born in Bethlehem

Here is a recent picture of Amaro Hobbes Olid-Stafford, born on Halloween night at 11:51, weighing nine pounds and nine ounces and measuring 23 inches. You would never guess it looking at his mother Katie in this picture that she had a very rough delivery, and needed two units of blood after she tore an artery. I am profoundly thankful that she and Eduardo didn’t have any romantic ideas about home delivery.

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Here is what Amaro looked like on the first day of his new life. My favorite part was watching our daughter hold him and laugh: a deep, welling-up laugh of joy.



5 Responses to “Baby Born in Bethlehem”

  1. Holly Newman Says:

    Congratulations Tim and Popie! I remember loving your description of Katie’s birth in Kenya in a letter years ago. Love to you both! Holly and Steve

  2. Donna Thomas Says:

    Good morning! Praising God with you both for His provisions for your daughter and family!

  3. Bill Reichert Says:

    Most sincere congratulations, Tim! My first grandson Bradley was born August 17.

  4. Bob Shoulders Says:

    Praise God that all turned out well. Congratulations!

  5. Patty Baker Says:

    ThPerez is nothing like watching your children become parents. What a blessing for you and Popie to be there to share in the miracle! Live and prayers to you all!

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