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Today, folks, I want to introduce you to our newest gift from Heaven, Poppy Lynne Wilkins, who was born yesterday to Ryan and Jenny, on September 18th.


We also want to thank and praise our Lord God, for only He can create something as sweet as a Poppy Lynne.  She weighed in a 6 lbs, 2 oz, and is 19" long.  I got to hold her this morning and she held me back - with her little hand grasping my index finger as tight as she could for about 30 minutes.  Amber, pictured above, also held her niece for the first time.  Jenny is doing fine, and is blessed to have what sounds like a pretty normal labor and delivery over a 10 hour period.

We love her name.  What began as a reference with Jenny saying early in the pregnancy that her baby was about the size of a 'poppy seed,' she often then referred to the baby as 'Poppy' after learning it was a girl.  But then the name gained wide popularity among friends and it was discovered to be the 12th most popular girl's name the past few years in the U.K.  Some of you may know that 'Lynne' is not only Jenny's middle name, but also that of Kayla and my sister, Joyce.   Shelly and I had a strong feeling that whenever our little granddaughter was born she might end up with the middle name of Lynne, which we also love.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers throughout this pregnancy and for this little life to be devoted to Jesus.

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Martha Behm
What a beautiful name and blessing to your family! Congratulations to the entire Wilkins family. Looking forward to the many pictures that I'm sure the proud grandparents will post!
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