It's not every day that your best friend from 2nd grade has a baby. I was soooo excited when she told me back in January that they were expecting (even if I still can't believe we are "adult" enough to start having children now). I was also thrilled to hear they would be having a little girl! Melodie and I have best friends for almost 20 years!! We grew up in the same small town, attended the same elementary/middle/high school, went to the same church and even both married men going into ministry. Little Nora came a few weeks early and was a tiny little peanut weighing in at only 4 lbs. She is such a sweet baby and looks just like her mommy. I was lucky enough to get to spend 4 whole days with them and it was such an precious time. Melodie has taken to motherhood extremely well and makes it look easy. I am blessed to have been able to stay best friends with Mel after all this time despite having lived in different states for the last 7 years. Maybe someday we will live close again :) I can't wait to watch Nora Hope grow into a lovely young lady.
Rachel V. Hefner