Welcoming Haley- Our Third Baby

welcoming haley

Wow!…my third baby. It is still very hard for me to believe I have three kids now. 5 years ago, I was a fresh graduate and if you had asked me what my 5-year plan was, there was no way a baby would have been in the plan.

Yet, here I am, 5 years later, a mother of three beautiful little girls and I couldn’t be happier. I clearly understand why they say you don’t know what you are missing until it arrives.

And for my girls, I am so happy they have each other. Growing up as an only child wasn’t that fun or easy. Sometimes, I just needed someone to talk to – not a friend but more. Other times I just wanted a playmate or someone to just fight over silly stuff with.

But one good thing about growing up an only child was, it made my mom and I really close. She was not just my parent, she was my sister and my friend. Even still, there were things I wished there was a sibling to do with. So I’m glad my girls have each other to grow up with.

Welcoming Haley

Traditionally as a rite of passage, every Ghanaian child has a naming ceremony a few months after they are born. This is to officially welcome them and accept them as part of society. And as Christians, we also dedicate the child to God after the naming ceremony.

welcoming haley

For our first two kids, we did their naming ceremony at home and after that took them to church the next day for their dedication. But this time around we decided to do the naming ceremony and the dedication on the same day, so we did both at church.

It was actually a simple ceremony and it made me wonder why we didn’t do the same with the first two.

Message to our girls

Words can’t explain how happy we are that you girls came into our lives and made us a complete family. What we want you to know is that we love you very much.

We also want to tell you that you don’t have to follow in anyone’s footsteps, not even ours. Choose your own path and let God be your guide. Be confident, be courageous. Go forward, go further, go higher. And we will always be beside you, cheering you on and loving you. God bless you!



  1. January 25, 2020 / 4:01 pm

    Congratulations! Wow that is crazy that you were a graduate 5 years ago without children on your mind. But life works in mysterious ways.

    Allie of

  2. February 1, 2020 / 12:51 am

    Wow! She is so precious! Congratulations Wendee!

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