Most people when compiling a family tree work backward as far as possible. I've only been able to get back as far as great-great-grandparents so I made up for that by going sideways and starting exploring the vast number of cousins, first, second and third. At the beginning of this week, there were 1158 of us. Now there are 1159. Our fourth grandchild came into the world yesterday and she is Emily Anne. There are several Marthas in the family and quite a few named James, three Evies but, so far, only one Emily.
Snowdrops will be Emily's flower.
Emily will be a lucky girl, blessed with a big brother and two loving parents who waited a long while to meet their children.
I am so looking forward to holding this beautiful dark-haired child.