Monday, November 3, 2008

Congrats, Marcus and Teniece!!

Exciting news! Marcus, another LT that works with Aaron, and his wife Teniece were due to have a baby in early December. The challenge was that Marcus was set to deploy in early November (I referenced this couple in a recent post).

Well, Marcus's little girl sure did want to see her daddy before he left to do his job in Iraq because she was born 5 weeks early, this past Saturday morning! Despite being early and very tiny (just 5 lbs.) there were no complications at all! Mom and baby are both healthy.

The amazing aspect of all of this is that little Sanai was born at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Marcus boarded his flight at 8 p.m. the same day bound for Iraq. What a miracle and a blessing! Marcus was able to hold his first baby in his arms just before taking off. Oh the joy! I just couldn't resist sharing this remarkable story!


..melissa.. said...

I got a little choked up reading that...what a wonderful story and I am so glad she made her entrance when she did! Congrats to them and prayers of safety :)

Mari and the girls said...

I've heard stories like that around here - babies being born early to catch their dads before they leave - but nothing like the DAY OF deploying! That's wild! Hope the mom and baby are doing well :)