Carolyn Update # 15 – It’s an Ezer!

This will be the final of the updates as I continue on the road to recovery and back to my normal self. Back to blogging too.

The road to recovery has been bathed in God’s mercies, but none more precious than the birth of our little granddaughter, Arden Olivia James-Rodriguez. She was born this past Saturday night, May 17, at 11:24pm.

It was the second time Frank and I completely lost our hearts over a baby girl.

I was so afraid my surgery was going to make us miss being with our daughter Allison to support her when she gave birth—either because I was not well enough or because our timing was off. But by God’s grace we were there in plenty of time to support Alli and welcome Arden. I was with Alli when she delivered, and she was a total champ.

We think our little granddaughter is a beauty and that Alli and Tony will be great parents.

Thanks to Amy Lauger for posting our updates here on WhitbyForum and to Alli for posting the links on FaceBook through my surgery and the challenging weeks that followed. Frank and I are so thankful for your prayers and notes of encouragement. You’ll never know how much they have meant to us.

I still have a long way to go, so please do continue to pray!

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8 Responses to Carolyn Update # 15 – It’s an Ezer!

  1. Congratulations! Grandparenthood is the best!


  2. Cynthia Fantasia says:

    How very special! Congratulations – this is the beginning of an amazing and wondrous journey!!


  3. Linda says:



  4. sandy says:

    Oh so precious 🙂


  5. Debbie says:

    Grandbabies bring such delight.(We have 8 so far – and more on the horizon! An embarrassment of riches . . . ) We are truly thrilled for you and Frank. Continuing to ask our Father to bring you back to full health and stamina, Carolyn. <3
    Debbie and Rick


  6. Megs says:

    I'm so glad for this joy in your life!!


  7. Megs says:

    Jesus, thank you for this Joy!!


  8. catherine says:

    Congratulations on the new baby and your increasing health…
    I am writing to ask you to use your influence to advocate for the release of our Christian sister Meriam Iberham. Meriam is being held in a N. Sudanese jail and sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging because she refuses to recant her Christian faith. Meriam is 8 1/2 months pregnant and has endured the false allegations of apostasy and conversion from Islam even though she has always been a Christian. We must not remain silent on her behalf. Even as the Apostle Paul wrote:…”remembering those that are in prison as if we ourselves were there.”
    I thank you in advance for your prayers and active participation in seeing justice done for Meriam. (Meriam is married to a United States citizen.)
    God Bless You.


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