Conservative journalist Mary Katharine Ham tragically lost her husband, Jacob Thomas Brewer, a couple of months ago. What’s worse? She was pregnant with their second child. But Mary Katharine has handled the heartbreaking situation with nothing but grace.
On Saturday, she finally gave birth to her baby girl, Garnet J. Brewer. There’s a beautiful story behind her little one’s name.
World, meet Garnet J. Brewer! At 7 lbs., 13 oz. & 21 in., she made her appearance after 5.5 hours of blessedly safe & awesome natural labor Nov. 28 at 5:15 am, reminding her mom this childbirth thing is no joke, hard core, & beautiful. Her middle initial is for her dad, Jake. Her first name comes from a memorable hike Jake & I did above Garnet Canyon in WY when I was 7 mos pregnant w our first. I feel confident he’d love the name and is proud of all us girls today. That’s Jake’s wonderful sister standing in as my birth coach in this pic of us a couple hours after the birth. We were home from the birth center in time for the Dawgs game! Big sis seems unfazed. Thanks for all the prayers and love. We will always miss Jake, but we know we are taken care of and so does he. Jer 29:11, Proverbs 31:25
Congrats, Mary Katharine! Your baby girl is every bit as lovely as you are, and I adore her name. Adore.