It was almost 9:30 on a Sunday morning! Contractions, two minutes apart, hit without too much warning. Jonathan was scheduled to speak in the morning worship service in the Chapel. Trista called him in his office and related what was happening. Not much more than a half hour later, they were on their way to the hospital in Eksjö (40 minutes away), having met three staff mammas by their car, who each took one of the Miller children.
Jonathan calculated the time of birth at 2 hours and 17 minutes after Trista’s first contraction! And all the morning’s happenings came after a full night of sleep! What a blessing! Trista recounted more blessings as she shared about that eventful morning – contractions began before the morning service so Jonathan was readily available, and the other mothers had not yet left for their churches but were still at home. God’s timing was so perfect!!
Little Ofelia Rose was named after Jonathan’s grandmother (a loving woman of God), and she also shares Trista’s middle name.
NAME: Ofelia Rose Miller
DATE: 25 January 2015
TIME: 11:47 a.m.
WEIGHT: 3180 grams (about 7 lbs., 1 oz.)
LENGTH: 49 cm. (about 19 in.)
PARENTS: Jonathan & Trista Miller
SIBLINGS: Huxley, Hazel, & Nox
The name Ofelia means “help.” A baby is totally trusting – they can do nothing on their own. They breathe and wiggle, eat, and sleep. But as they grow older, they begin to be aware of the need for help and begin to ask in order to obtain their goals. We know little Ofelia will grow up being taught that God wants to be her Helper in all things – and that HE is worthy of her trust. The verse in the Psalms says it so simply:
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of heaven and earth.
CONGRATULATIONS, Miller family, on the birth of little Ofelia Rose!! We pray she will grow into girl who loves Jesus and a woman who is faithful to HIM!