On Monday, December 14, 1998, a little after 9 a.m. in Tiberias, Israel, our first granddaughter was born! Son-in-law Israel called us a few minutes later (it was just after 2 a.m. our time) to give us the news that Cindy's five-day labor had ended & that mother & baby were doing fine. Now for the details.
And here's what little
Noah looks like! Click on the picture for more photos.
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 2:35:38 PM
Topic: NoahCongratulations! She is beautiful!Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 9:07:00 AM
When will you be visiting the States? We'd love to see Noah and parents, and we have no plans to go overseas for several years.
Noah is lucky to have such a talented, caring and resourceful grandpa who can keep us in fresh pictures!
Happy New Year
Jane & Gordon
Topic: HIWhat a cool thing! I haven't checked out the rest of the website (only the pictures) but I'll browse. I sent you a card yesterday and it will explain why it's late. Other than that, I hope you guys are having a happy and safe holiday. We are doing well now, literally (everybody with colds). Enjoy your warm weather, 'cause it's about 30 degrees with a wind chill of above 0. Happy New Year!Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 9:49:32 PM
Piper & Marbury L.L.P.
Topic: Noah is Adorable
Hi Aunt Mary, Just wanted to let you know Noah is adorable. I think she looks like Cindy. Cindy also looks great. I bet you can't wait to meet her and just squeeze her.Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 11:17:06 PM
Noah is absolutely beautiful! She is blessed to have you as parents. I know Mary can hardly wait to hold her. Thanks for sending pictures.Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 1:50:40 PM
Nancy and Jim
Great pictures! Jim says she "looks like a baby" -- a very pretty one. LoveDate: Thursday, December 31, 1998 3:40:06 PM
Topic: PicturesWe have just seen your beautiful child, Noah. Something for her to wear in the future is in the mail. It takes six weeks we are told but it is something she will have to grow into anyway. We pray that your new family will be happy, healthy and benefit from God's blessing throughout '99 and evermore.Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 10:59:40 PM
Aunt Lucy and Uncle Bill
Topic: Hello and congradulations!Dear Cindy and Israel:Date: Saturday, January 02, 1999 9:12:16 PM
What joyous news -- your daughter has safely entered this world to a family full of love and faith -- what a lucky little girl. I am so happy for the both of you. I saw her picture on the web and she is gorgeous! I wish you both patience and strength during these next couple of months. I'm sure new parenthood is very hard -- but I know your faith, and friends and family there in Israel, will see you through. Have to admit though, I kindof wish you were here so I could see and hug Noah in person. Instead -- please share this cyber-hug from Aunt Sarah with Noah and give her my well wishes.
I'd love to hear from you. I miss you guys.
Topic: Baby is beautifulHi Cindy,Israel,little Noah,Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 2:13:58 PM
I just wanted to tell you I saw your daughter's picture on your dad's web page....She is just adorable. She looks bigger than what you stated her birth weight was. Cindy you looked just like a glowing mom, isn't it just great. I know your mom and dad can't wait to meet her; I'm so happy for them -- they are very excited. Treasure every moment you can with her. I hope this greeting finds you all well may god bless you and your new addition to your family.
Topic: Noah's Arrival
All of us in Larry's old office were delighted to see the pictures and hear that all is well. She's just beautiful and we wish you well. Perhaps the difficulty of the birth will making everything else about raising seem like a breeze (remember that when she's 16!).
All the best to all of you.
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 10:44:12 AM
Topic: What A Sweetie!
Really enjoyed the pictures of Noah--what a sweetie--and her proud parents. I'm sure that her grandparents here in the U.S. can't wait to get a chance to hold her. Congratulations and all the best in the new year. We're so glad that everyone is well.
Debbie (from Larry's APHIS office) & Al Elder
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 4:02:56 PM
Topic: Baby Noah
Hi, Cindy and Israel: Congratulations on the birth of Noah. She is absolutely beautiful and a real "Sweetie-pie." Jerrie Williams, one of your mother's friends from HUD. Remember me? Take care.
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999 7:10:28 PM
Topic: Such a Baby!Hi Kids,Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 3:56:02 AM
What a beautiful Baby Girl! She melted our hearts. I printed off all the photos for the benefit of the Gannon clan. Meanwhile Kassiani and I are ecstatic!
Congradulations! and Good Work!
All our love,
Ray and Kassiani Gannon
Topic: Congratulations!Date: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 10:42:24 AM
Dear Cindy and Israel:
I AM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF FOR YOU THREE! I simply must hear the incredible story of Noah's birth and your FIVE-DAY labor, Cindykins, zowie! Praise the Lord for His provision therein. How are you doing these days physically, cindy? Have you 2 been up at all hours of the night? Can I be noah's honorary aunt from L.A.?!
I just saw all the latest pictures and she is soooooo cute and perfect in every way!
Anyway, I just wanted to say Congrats & so glad to hear the good news.
What is your phone number? I would love to call you sometime and catch up a bit. How many hours ahead (or behind!) is Israel from the U.S.' time zone?
But just wanted to say Hi and send my love in Christ to you two in the meantime.
In His Grace,
Topic: Wonderful PIXDear Cindy, Israel & Noah,
Have just visited Noah's web site and pronounce the pictures as almost as good as I could have done. Of course the subjects make good pictures easy.
All God's special blessings on you.