Warning: This blog, with faces all new and squishy, is going to make you want a baby. It made me want one…for all of about 23.7 seconds.

I can’t think of a better way to share a Beautiful Thursday with you than to tell you about some people who have just come into the world.



I want to kiss those puffy cheeks and squeeze chunky baby toes as I marvel at the perfect creation given by the great Creator.


First, there’s Arwyn. I think I know what the smile of God looks like just by glancing at this bundle of pure perfection. With beautiful black hair, her tiny body bundled up in pink, she captured me in all of two seconds. I imagine that whenever her parents hold her close and hear the gentle hum of her baby breaths, there isn’t another sound they’d rather hear. A daughter. The most beautiful gift that only the most fortunate get to experience. You’re one blessed girl, beautiful Arwyn.






Because of this beautiful girl, my friends are grandparents for the first time! I am reminded of when being a mom was an ache in my soul that nothing could fill. The moment I held Sophie, I forgot about the longing, like the pain never existed. I wonder if Naima’s parents felt the world became smaller, less significant, the moment she was placed in their arms. As if nothing else mattered but this tiny, perfect gift, wrapped up just for them, green bow and all. Welcome to the world, beautiful Naima Simone.




Nolan. I want to hold this baby close to me (he is the 6th son and 24th grandchild) and whisper that he is one lucky boy to have so much love waiting on him. But he knows that already. Can’t you tell? This beautiful boy, eyes closed in perfect slumber—I could kiss him a thousand times and still not be done. Oh that face. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen cuter cheeks. Beautiful boy who must make his mommy so very happy!





Reagan. Beautiful baby boy, perfect in ways that surely his parents never knew existed until now! From my view-point, I think the real beauty was born when he made Johnny and Gayle first time parents. Can they fully grasp that all this time, all this wait, was part of God’s intended purpose so that he could be born? A son. I don’t know how any life could be more complete once you have a boy to explore it with. I can’t wait to meet you, Reagan, and see the great adventures that await your beautiful family!





Ayden. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…no wait, I don’t think they make numbers that high! God gives beautiful gifts that fit snuggly in our arms and while no single parent deserves it, He gives anyway. Ayden Jaxson makes me a pseudo-great-aunt and I couldn’t be prouder; he’s gonna have a great life. I hope I can sing him a lullaby one day, and have him fall asleep in my arms. I could never tire of that. This is one beautiful blessing right here.


  • Celebrate life today. Tell someone they’re beautiful. Tell your baby, no matter how old she is, that she is beautiful. Then make your son blush by telling him he is beautiful
  • Use the word “beautiful” at least ten times today. I dare you
  • And by the way. Happy Beautiful Thursday, to you, my beautiful friend!
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  1. Kimberly Wyse on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

    This is BEAUTIFUL post, Kim. I understand the longing and am praying to one day be able to forget it all and enjoy my own babies. You’re a beautiful writer.

    • Kimberlee Stone on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

      Your day is coming, Kimberly. And you will forget the longing, I promise! I always tell people, “If I had to go through exactly what I had to in order to get my two babies, I’d do it all over.” You’ll say the same thing. For now, enjoy that newlywed thing you’ve got going on. There’s nothing like this time for you and Rick! Thanks for reading.

  2. Elina on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

    Kim, you’re beautiful, inside & outside!

    • Kimberlee Stone on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

      Back at you, Elina. You definitely have the gift of building up. Has anyone ever told you that??

  3. Kit on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

    What a wonderful post, and you are right, did I love it!! Thank you for honoring my grandson and giving him exposure far beyond the east coast!! Love you.

    • Kimberlee Stone on the April 19, 2012 remarked #

      What a little sweetheart. I know your heart is full. You took the scripture about “Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them” literally! Did I get it right that he is your 24th? And 25 is on the way?

      • Kit on the April 20, 2012 remarked #

        Well, actually, I thought you were dead right and then you made me think so I recounted – and it turns out we have 23 and the 24th is on the way in November. Gosh, what is wrong with me!! Marty says when we reach 25, we should move and not tell anyone where we live. We have so many birthdays in April and May that my paycheck got a good workout!!

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