Welcome Little Patriot: IT’S A GIRL!

Ladies and Gentlemen… It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… (Well, at least a moment that my Beloved and I and our immediate friends/family have been waiting for…)

We are pleased to announce the birth of our first darling baby…

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CHARIS BENNING KNOBLOCH

Our sweet Charis arrived on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 au natural (no pain meds) at 5:50pm. She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long (pretty legit for being 8 days overdue!)

Her name, Charis (pronounced like “KARE-iss”~ Rhymes with “Paris” or “ferris”)  is ancient Greek for “grace.” (Think: EuCHARISteo or CHARISma) We spent lots of time praying over this baby before her arrival, and God gave us this verse for her.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” ~2 Peter 3:18 NIV

“Grow in grace and understand of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. Glory to the Master, now and forever! Yes!” ~2 Peter 3:18 MSG

Honestly, it’s hard to put into words how we currently feel. (Well, other than tired… and elated!) HOLY LORD WE ARE PARENTS!! (Sorry for the random outburst. Blame it on the post-labor adrenaline.)

mama and baby

Can we keep her?!?! Oh wait… WE CAN!?! (Thank you Jesus, for this little miracle!)

We couldn’t be more thrilled with this little miracle blessing. It’s been a long journey, but man– what an incredible reward to be a part of the coolest Jesus arts and craft project EVER!!

Momma, Baby and Daddy are all doing well… We have appreciated your love and prayers that you have shown us the past several months throughout this journey– and we covet your continued prayers as we transition into parenthood… In REAL LIFE. (WOW. Apparently this is really happening?!?!)

We praise God for this new season of life– and this wonderful, cuddly, sweet, snuggly little gift from heaven. We couldn’t be happier or more excited. THANK YOU, JESUS!!

Praising to the Heavens,
Mama Sharita (And Daddy Brandon… And “Big Brother” Justus the Pup)

“Before I shaped you in the womb,
I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
I had holy plans for you…”
~Jeremiah 1:5 MSG

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55 thoughts on “Welcome Little Patriot: IT’S A GIRL!

  1. YAY! congrats, i’m sure you will raise her right and send her to Clovia 😉 many blessings =)

  2. Kelly

    Congratulations! Surrounding you with love and prayers and covering you with God’s blessings!

  3. Cheryl E

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!!! So glad everyone is healthy and happy!! She truly is a bundle of blessing from heaven!

  4. CJ Lacey

    YAY!!!! My pretty girls!!! Love you, see you SOON!!!

  5. Karla barnes

    We are so happy for you guys! She is beautiful!! I just wish I could hold her, ;( we think of you guys often, I am here for you with any questions or just need someone to complain to and remember I am 6 hrs ahead so when you are nursing in the middle of the night and want to talk to an adult, I will be awake starting our day!

  6. Congratulations! What a sweet little blessing! And you know girl ones are my favorite kind since we have four of them! Oh and I love her name!

  7. Mary Radnor

    Woohoo!! She’s perfect! I’m glad everyone is healthy and happy! Much Love!

  8. nicole

    So excited for you and Brandon!!! Can’t wait to meet her in person!!

  9. Hannah

    Congrats! She is beautiful! Saying LOTS of prayers for a smooth transition to home and beyond!

  10. LOVE! Love you, Sharita and Brandon, and already love Charis! I can’t wait to see funny blogs & facebook posts about her. What a blessing from God. Best Jesus arts and crafts project ever! Praying for you all!

  11. Kim Worstell

    WOO HOOO BABY CHARIS!!!! So proud of you my love 🙂

  12. Congratulations!! So happy for you and yours!!

  13. Dawn

    Congrats! She’s perfect! Enjoy this little gift and all the blessed little moments to come!!!

  14. Cowart Family

    Charis, we are so glad you are here!! We have been waiting a while now. You have no worries little sister. You have the best parents in the world. They have loved you and prayed for you before you even existed. They love their heavenly Father and take their directions straight from Him, so you just stay snuggly and tight in their arms – they’ve got this. They are tapped into THE SOURCE of all that you need. They are going to lead you to “tap in” also. When you choose to do that, it will be their second greatest day with you (yesterday being the first)!! Be patient with them as they learn how to love you more every day – they are not perfect, but they are prayed up!! We, your church family, love you too and we are all in this together!!

  15. Sharon Beyer

    Mama and baby look GORGEOUS! So very excited for you – baby Charis is one luckly little girl to have such an amazing family to be welcomed into. 🙂 May God continue to bless you all richly!

  16. Yay! Congratulations and Happy Birthday Charis. Always remember that:
    1) Jesus loves you and you are worthy of His love.
    2) Your mommy and daddy love you very much and are loved by many.
    3) K-State is the BEST school EVER. So wear your purple and cheer loudly.

    Sending my love and prayers to all 3 of you now! God is good:)

  17. Mama Lex

    My precious little princess, Charis….you were born less than 24 hours ago and you cannot imagine the joy you have already brought to my life and I know the plans God has for you are to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11. You are a gift from God, entrusted to your mommy and daddy and I am so blest to be your g’ma. Hugs and kisses and lotsa love!!

  18. Susan Lacey

    So happy for you and Brandon! Now I can go baby girl shopping this weekend. You look awesome for just giving birth! Did you photo shop that? 🙂 What a sweet little bundle of joy. Best wishes. I look forward to all of the blogging and pictures to come.

  19. This is so exciting, congrats Knobloch family! Yes, you are a family now! Ronny and I are so happy for you and will continue to pray for the three of you in this new season of life. To God be the Glory!

  20. Jenn Gifford

    CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so happy and excited for you!! You look terrific!! Can’t wait to meet her!!

  21. Congratulations! I’m so happy and excited for you all. What a beautiful blessing from the Lord! I love the name, Charis. May you come to know and appreciate God’s amazing grace, receive His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and live a grace-filled life!

  22. Denise Eppel

    Congrats Sharita and Brandon! A little girl…so precious. I know she will be much loved. Enjoy every moment!

  23. fruitbearer

    Congratulations! I’m so happy and excited for you all. What a beautiful blessing from the Lord! I love the name, Charis. May you come to know and appreciate God’s amazing grace, receive His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and live a grace-filled life!

    ~Urailak

  24. Congratulations..she is beautiful!!

  25. Congrats, Sharita!! She is adorable. =)

  26. Halleluiah! Love her already!

  27. Many congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter.

  28. Sheryl

    Congratulations Brandon and Sharita! You have a beautiful baby daughter and we are grateful everything went well! May God bless your little family! 🙂

  29. Jenn Gifford

    Oh and did I say that she is BEAUTIFUL??? Welcome to the world little one!! You are truly a blessing from heaven, perfectly and wonderfully made by the Father!!!

  30. J. J. Brotton

    CONGRATULATIONS! The Brottons are so happy for you and this new stage of life. My word of advice is to remember that our God is her God too, so you don’t have to be perfect. Our almighty Father will step in and fill in the places that you might not be so sure about. Much love from Kansas!
    J. J.

  31. amydward

    Sweet and precious! Blessing Charis’s little spirit that she may grow in godly wisdom and His grace as you lead her to Him by parenting prayerfully and modeling Christ to her and as she sees you modeling Him in your daily life. Blessings to you and Brandon and a heartfelt congratulations!

  32. Patrick Grant

    God has truly blessed you guys. I know right now your whole world changed. The Lord has trusted you with one of His childern and you must do your best to raise her up to be Christ- Like, a Godly individual. I will always keep y’all in my prayers.

    God Bless
    Patrick

  33. amandakaty10@gmail.com

    May she have a heart as generous and devoted to Jesus, as her parents. Congrats guys!

  34. fullherlife

    Wow, I’m quite happy for you Sharita! Good work girl! I’m praying many blessings for your beautiful family to grow in GRACE and some sleep. 😉 She’s beautiful! And I’m right behind you sister… 30 weeks along and counting. ~Blessings out, Amy

  35. Molly

    Sharita, I’m so excited for y’all as you discover all the joys of parenthood and fall in love with Charis (beautiful name, by the way!). I will be praying for the three of you as you discover more about God and His grace and love as you go on this new life adventure! Jacob can’t wait to meet Charis, and neither can I!

  36. Lydia Peele

    Congratulations, Sharita and Brandon!! Such wonderful news 🙂

  37. Lois Ancrum

    Congratulations and many, many blessings to come!

  38. God has blessed you guys with a beautiful Angel! Congratulations!!!!

  39. Sarah (Devlin) Brunner

    Congrats!!! She is beautiful! Cannot imagine a more precious gift! Xoxo

  40. So happy for you, Sharita and Brandon!! Congratulations! ❤

  41. Becky

    Sharita, Congrats!! You and Brandon are so blessed with a beautiful baby girl!! I am so happy for you!! She is so very precious!! Again congrats! from a Clover Sister- Becky G. 😀

  42. Marlene Walburn

    Congratulations, love the name!

  43. My very first thought “She looks like daddy!” (o:
    Congrats DRUG FREE ROCK STAR!!!!!

    Blessings Love Joy and SLEEP is what I pray for you 3 right now!!!
    Welcome to a new chapter (o: Hold on ~ it tends to speed past!!
    (o: Your pictures make me smile!!!! (o:

  44. So happy for you! Love and Blessings to Charis as she grows up and learns all about Jesus and his amazing love first hand from her Mommy and Daddy.

  45. Nancy S

    Congratulations!! Charis is beautiful! So many answered prayers in one little bundle. Life will never be the same in every way imaginable – deeper love and frustration, greater heights and depths, more hope and (sadly) worry. The world has needed Charis, so she and all she is and will be with you as her parents are for the glory of God!

  46. Tamie Redding

    Sharita, I’m so happy for you and Brandon. You will be such an amazing mom and Charis will grow up in such a vibrant creative world with mom and dad. Your new and ever changing journey has just begun. Enjoy every second because it will go so fast!

  47. Nancy

    Congratulations she is beautiful! Enjoy her she will grow up so fast. Let the housework slide and do family activities with her. She’s only young once.

  48. Ohhhhhhhhh. Love her. Love her name. Praying adjustment to like with a bitty one is going well.

  49. Oh Sharita! She is just absolutely precious! Congrats to you all! I love her name! Charis – grace! Beautiful!

  50. Anne

    You look amazing, the baby is gorgeous, I love the name and all the thought that went into it. You both with be awesome parents, and I hope she inherits your very funny sense of humor. You make me smile and chuckle when I read your posts. Best wishes to you all!

  51. Joe Vossen

    Congrats to Sharita and Brandon!

  52. Congratulations and may God pour out his blessings on your new little family! She’s beautiful.

  53. Matt & Nikki

    Sharita/Brandon – We couldn’t be more happy for the two…wait..three of you! You will be an awesome mom and can’t wait to meet her.

  54. Well, I couldn’t be first, so I am shooting for being last (probably not)!
    The Wommacks rejoice with you and Aunt Kelli couldn’t be more excited to see baby Charis grow up with Jesus at her side. She is going to be an awesome example for the world as she seeks Him with her whole heart. She will challenge you as she has taken on some of her parent’s “take charge” attitudes… but you know what? The Kingdom will benefit from her boldness and her leadership. She is beautiful in every way and we praise God for answering our prayers. He is so good like that. Charis… she will be the epitomy of GRACE, her name, as she lives out her life for Jesus.
    Love to all of you!

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