Just a few days before Christmas Day, my nephew Stephen Stallard and his wife Sonya had their first child.  They named her Malia.  This makes me a Great Uncle for the first time!  What a special Christmas gift!!!  Thank you Stephen and Sonya!  Of course, chief thanksgiving goes to the Lord, the giver of life.  I had a chance to hold her in the hospital.  I have provided a picture of her which I believe my niece Rebekah took.  Nothing as precious as a little one.  May God guide her every step.  Our family has already begun to pray for her, not just her health as she begins life, but her spiritual development as well.  May she come to know the Lord at an early age.