Friday, July 9, 2010

Piper is One and my God is good.

Piper Jean Needham was born on July 7, 2009 at 11:00 am after a mere 4 hours of labor. She was, and is, a beautiful strong blessing. Every child is, but Piper since her conception has been different. I can explain...

Chad and I began our plans to give Linley a sibling before she even turned 2. Throughout the next 2 years we renovated a house, focused on college and fought hard, selfishly and often. It wasn't until I moved out of Chad and I's home that we began to get marriage counseling. For 5 months we lived apart. It was a week to week struggle to walk back into the room together and delve into our own personal issues and how they affected us as a marriage. We joke that we had an exceptionally good session and weeks later found out that we were finally, after 2 years of trying, expecting another child. Surprised? Oh yes. Happy? Oh yes.

I didn't take a day for granted. And now I know why. What a year it has been. What a (busy, busy) blessing you have been Piper. You have helped this mommy to truly trust in a God that I thought I knew. Oh I love you and what you stand for. Hope. Love. Trust and the Goodness of our God.


  1. Hi

    Nice Post! Marriage Counseling can help the couples to have an idea of what to expect from a marriage and what not. It can also help to fix any indifference's between the couples thereby helping a relationship to work.


  2. Happy birthday to Piper. And thanks for sharing so openly and honestly. I love seeing what the Lord is doing in and through you.

  3. i didn't know that about your, the Lord is really at work in your family! praise GOD!

  4. Absolutely beautiful... I am so proud of your entire family, what a year it has been. I pray this next year bear the fruits of all your labors. Happy birthday sweet Chad Jr., Oops, i mean Piper!