On February 27, 2012, we welcomed John Case Hoagland into our family. He was 8lbs 1oz and 19.5 inches long. JD, James, and I were all overwhelmed with joy to finally have him here and get to hold him in our arms. Like a true Hoagland he hit the ground running. Before he was 3 weeks hold he had already spent two nights in a hotel for a wedding and a week at the bayhouse with lots of family for Spring Break. It is so hard to believe that he is already 3 months old. My grandmother suggested we consider the name John right after we found out we were having a little boy because John was James’ brother in the Bible. Then, when I looked up the meaning of John, JD and I felt it was perfect. John means “God is Gracious, Merciful,” and that is what I feel as I look at our little miracle who we got to welcome into the world just a year and twelve days after we had to tell our sweet Addie goodbye. We are so thankful for each or our boys.