Something to Talk About

Tonight I got an email from Vicki. She was concerned I’d been either too busy or just didn’t have anything to blog about. She was partly right. About the busy part. See, right now, as I sit here typing I am holding on my lap the most beautiful baby girl.

Blog world, meet Olivia Anne Rolling!

Chris and I got the call last Wednesday. We met her the next day. There were some things that came up, which I’ll blog about at a later date, and we picked her up this morning. She is lovely and amazing and the best baby.

I’ll write more tomorrow when time allows. Now, we’re heading off to bed to get some sleep :)

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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

26 thoughts on “Something to Talk About

  1. Congratulations, new family. I’m not one to shy away from saying I told you so, so here it is: I told you so. Just when your heightened expectations begin to taper off, oops, it happens. Now you are the proud parents of a precious bundle of sweetness and hope.Can’t wait to see regular photo updates (along with pics of Olivia’s custom wardrobe).Blessings on your heads and those of your daughter’s.Candis

  2. Hi Leslie!I don’t know if you remember me, but I’m married to your cousin Gloria’s nephew, Matt. I’ve been reading you blog for a couple months now. I just wanted to say a big congratulations on your precious baby girl. She is absoluetly beautiful. Welcome to parenthood! You guys will love it! :)

  3. WOW! Praise the Lord!!I am so happy for you guys! That is a pretty good reason to not blog! Olivia is absolutely gorgeous (and a beautiful name) and I love the new Rolling family photo! Isn’t it awesome how God works! Chris’ parents will get to meet their newest granddaughter on their trip!! I will be continuing to pray for the adoption process and that it goes smoothly and quickly! and that your adjustment to being a family of three is also smooth! I can’t wait to see her in person – which by the way Les, if you need anything that I can bring down in July – let me know, my suitcases shouldn’t be too full. Have a wonderful first night with your gorgeous gift from God!blessings to all <>3<> Rollings!

  4. Leslie,I’ve had a feeling!!!!Oh Leslie and Christ she is absolsutely beautiful.Congratulations Mom and Dad!!!!!Lots and lots of inter-hugs!!!!!

  5. Leslie:I was so hoping that when I got here, there would be baby news!!! I am so happy that I checked this blog this morning.Enjoy your baby girl!Karla

  6. Congratulations Chris and Leslie!!!Now you really will need that washing machine!!!Olivia is a doll! I know Jess said she had a new little one staying with her and I wondered if God had her planned for you. :-)

  7. Congrats both of you!!!God certainally had his hand in this !!All I can say is Wow.. get your rest when you can!She is beautiful!!!! God Bless your family! Rose Anne

  8. Awww…did’t I tell you! Just when you thought it wasn’t going to happen…. it happens! Olivia. Beautiful. I am so happy for you ALL! Vicki

  9. Congratulations Leslie, Chris and baby Olivia. She is a doll and I am happy for the three of you. What a lucky little girl to get you two as parents. Enjoy your new baby and your new names….mom and dadKelly

  10. Congratulations! I figured it would happen now that you weren’t expecting it anymore. Nice clue with the math question there.

  11. Oh, she is lovely. I’m so happy for the two of you. (I can’t imagine the transition you must be living in. That’s some FAST turnaround time!) Anyway, bless you in the days and weeks and years ahead. Hey, did you decide to nurse her? How is that going? (I used to be a nurse, so I actually think about these things.)

  12. Congratulations – I add my request for God’s blessing:That she may grow strong and healthy, that she be filled with compassion and able to communicate humbly and with confidence, and know that the Lord and Creator of all the peoples Loves her and is always, always, with her.

  13. Congratulations Mommy & Daddy.Your little Olivia is so tiny & absolutely perfect. I hope you are all sleeping & getting used to each other. I love the family photo.Laurie adopting two little ones from Haiti.

  14. I am ecstatic for you all! I pray God will hold you all close and make clear your path. His healing hands around you and His light shining on you. Olivia will walk in His light and grow in His garden.So now I am crying in joy! Blessings and loveBarb J :)

  15. I seen to remember a recent post about patience, and OUR lack of it. how God works in HIS time and not ours, and we usually don’t like it. You said, I believe, you were giving it up to Him to take care of, and you didn’t think it would happen soon. What great surprises God has for us when we surrender. Congratulations to you both, God’s blessings on everyone.

  16. Yeah! Congratulations Chris and Leslie on your beautiful little girl, Olivia. I’m sure the days ahead are filled with precious memories. :) -Kris

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