Spending Easter weekend with some of my extended family was beyond wonderful. But I have to say- my favorite part of the weekend was the little Marigold that I found in South Carolina on Easter Sunday. Here she is:

marigold day 1

Look at the clock. She’s 6 hours old! I’ve never had the chance to hold any of my nieces or nephews on the day they were born. It was magical. And look at her beautiful mama back there. She makes cute kids! (And doesn’t mind admitting it.) 🙂 And she looks pretty cute herself immediately afterwards. Also magical.

My brother had invited us to visit if she arrived while we were in NC. But… since life never does seem to work out that way, I assumed she would come later in the week when we were back in Kentucky trapped in our normal school routine. I didn’t really get my hopes up.

Until the phone rang. And I heard Roger say, “I’ll let you talk to your sister and tell her everything.” And then I heard that there’s a tiny new girl who shares my middle name.  What a good day. Totally worth a 2 hour drive to meet this beautiful little person.

Marigold Evangeline. Sweet perfection.


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to -marigold-

  1. Roy Hunsberger says:

    That picture has three of my very special girls in it! I can’t wait to get to see and hold that little Marigold myself. Papaw


  2. Oh, Ruthie – that is sooooooo sweet! I am really glad you could be there to experience this. Also was happy to spend time with you all here! Thanks for coming!


  3. malin.brooke says:

    My favorite part too!


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