A New Baby in our Family

picture-1     I am pleased to announce the birth of my new baby girl, Jillyan Lorrain Croy.  She was born on October 16th at St. Charles Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.  She weighed in at seven pounds and was twenty inches long.  Jillyan and mom are doing great!  Our home has that ‘new baby’ feel to it and everyone is just excited that Jillyan is finally here.  

Our family and friends have shared in the excitement of our new arrival and we are very thankful for everyone’s generosity and help.  Our stay in the hospital was longer than expected but everyone is in great health and back at home.  The delivery, like most of the pregnancy, was full of surprises, but in the end everything worked out wonderfully.

Jillyan is my fourth little girl, yet the wonders and joy of a new baby do not fade.  I was as nervous, excited, and happy as I was with our first, second, and third.  Jillyan joins her sisters Allyson 12, Carolyne 9, and Jaclyn 4.  My wife, Lorrain, and I try to find some sleep when we can. Our older girls are great helpers.  I love being a dad. Our house is more than slightly off our normal schedule, but it is also full of laughs and smiles.  Lorrain and I are keeping strange hours fixing bottles, changing diapers, and maintaining our family and careers, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. This is just another exciting chapter in this wonderful adventure called life.

I am blessed to be surrounded by such an awesome family.  October provides us with many opportunities to strengthen our family ties and be together.  I hope you are able to set some quality time aside and enjoy your family.  I enjoyed setting aside several projects to spend some much needed time with mine.  (One of which was this newsletter.)

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement & congratulations!

~ Kelly

Kelly is an inspirational speaker, author, and artist.  Please visit our website to book Kelly for your next event.  www.kellycroy.com  info@kellycroy.com 1-800-831-4825