Welcome to our world!


I am thrilled to announce the birth of my very first nephew, Calvin Perry Olson! Cal was born this morning, via scheduled C-section, to my brother Perry and his wife, Melissa. He is 8lbs, 6ozs, 20 1/4″ long–and is the picture of health.

Many of you know the journey Perry and Mel have taken these last four years as they lost their first daughter, Cherly Lori, four years ago–TODAY–then delivered our precious Natalie B at 28 weeks on Oct. 22, 2006. Natalie has Cerebral Palsy and faces many challenges–but she could not have been given two more amazing, strong and inspiring parents.

After Natalie’s birth, it seemed unlikely there would be more children in Perry and Mel’s future–but, as we learned early on, God has bigger plans. A medical intervention called a Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) changed everything–and helped bring Calvin into our lives.

Now, we are filled with absolute, pure joy watching the wonder of that new little life. Hospital regulations thanks to H1N1 mean no visits from any family until Mel & Cal are discharged Friday–but in a way, I think even that is all part of a bigger plan. These few days, when my brother and sister-in-law are having the new and wonderful experience of delivering a healthy baby, will surely be precious.

As for me, I can say that the moment I do get to whisper in Calvin’s little ear it will be to tell him how precious he is to all our family. And you know, I’m sure he already understands.

Welcome to our world, Calvin Perry.



November 3, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Brittany Miller replied:

    So eloquently stated!

  2. Jo replied:

    Oh, what a sweet post. Actually makes me a little teary. 🙂

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