So we came together for this very special celebration to introduce Gemma to everyone and to officially celebrate her birth.
I was told that she had a rough start having to go through two operations. She has proven to everyone that she is a trooper and taken all her challenges and amazed her parents with how strong she is.
Mark and Gemma chose two special people to play a very important part in Gemma's life. Firstly, Karla who will be Gemma's godmother and Johnny who will be Gemma's Godfather. Karla traveled all the way from Australia and promised to be a good Aunt. She also promised to buy her, her first pair of cowboy boots and take her to her first rodeo.
Of course we acknowledged and thanked the grandparents who adore their two grandchildren.
It was interesting to learn that the name "Gemma" was never really on the list of possible names until she arrived and it was apparent the name suited her perfectly. The name Gemma of course meaning "Jewel" and she is indeed a very precious jewel!
Her middle name Faye, is after her late Great Nana and she shares this name with Amanda.
We wish Gemma a life with a peaceful community around her and a harmonious world in which we live.
Congratulations to Mark and Amanda for bringing into the world - firstly Zak and then little Gemma.
You are awesome parents.