New Baby, Easter and fast no more

Yesterday, my wife and I welcomed our newest addition to our family, Miley Elizabeth into the world at 7:59 am. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 17.5 inches long. She is beautiful. She does and doesn’t look like her sisters. Jen is doing well, and recovering well. Baby Miley is doing well, and I will update more when we come home. Here are some pictures:

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I know my blog fast has ended a few days early, but I wanted to share the pictures of our new baby with ya’ll. I will admit that taking a blog break was harder than I thought. There was so much I wanted to write, so much that I could have posted, but I didn’t. So, I was able to devote more time to the one’s I love and that which is most important. I still am more like Martha than Mary and yet, I am learning how to slow down. I am learning that slowing down isn’t sin, I am learning that I need times of rest, solitude. So, as we eagerly await celebrating the resurrection of our Lord this Sunday, let us enjoy the anticipation in the Gospels leading to Calvary and Sunday’s exuberant joy. Let us weep anew with the followers of Jesus at the pain our Lord endured, let us weep as we remember our own times of weakness, but let us rejoice that our Savior loves us, and that his wounds heal us completely. Let us rejoice that His Words are still relevant, still life changing, and still inviting all these years later. Let us rejoice that we are being made new each and every day because of his resurrection from the dead. Because He lives, we too live!

About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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4 Responses to New Baby, Easter and fast no more

  1. Jeff Slater says:

    Congratulations! What a great looking family you have.

  2. tony sheng says:

    congrats Jason! blessings on the new baby!

  3. JP Manzi says:

    Beautiful!! Congrats Jason.

  4. kimberly says:


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