Welcome, Marilee Grace!

Little Marilee Grace joined us this morning at 9:10 AM, weighing 7 lbs 1oz, and 20″ long! Mama & baby are doing well, Daddy said he’s tuckered out, and Sauntina is mesmerized by this new life!


Marilee: This is a combination of her Grandma’s names: Marilyn Kowalchuk & Donna Lee Staddon. We pray that Marilee will follow their godly examples by trusting in the Lord with all of her heart so that she can give thanks with a merry heart in every situation.

Grace: The wonderful free gift of God’s grace is often misunderstood in our day. As John MacArther wrote, “Grace does not grant permission to live in the flesh; it supplies power to live in the Spirit.” Our desire is that Marilee will allow God’s power to flow through her life as she grows in grace and in the knowledge of Him.


  1. Yay! Welcome, Marilee Grace! Glad to hear that you are doing well, Kendalyn. I’m so excited for you and your precious family. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful blessing from God. What bright eyes she has already. My heart is rejoicing with you and am so grateful our faithful God answered prayers for her entrance into the world.
    May God bless you immensely as you train her up for Him. Love you all.

  3. Cute little girl! Glad you two are doing great!

  4. It’s a GIRL 🙂 Yay!!! I’m so happy for you guys!!! I can’t wait to meet her one day 🙂 Congratulation Staddon family!! Praying for you all and she’s such a cutie!!!!

  5. Praise the Lord! Congratulations! Looking forward to meeting Marilee someday! She is so adorable.

  6. Congratulations! She is a very sweet baby. Glad that everyone is doing well. 😉

  7. Praise the Lord for a generation that has bright eyes! May the Lord be her strength, song and salvation! The musical tone of “Marilee” is quite the perfect follow-up for “Sautina”.

    on the arrival of the new baby girl!

    PRAISE GOD she’s here now and both she
    and Kendalyn are doing well (and Robert
    can get some rest too. 🙂 Sauntina will
    be a wonderful “big sister” for the baby!
    Blessings to all of you!

  9. What a blessing! Many Congratulation!

  10. Welcome Marilee Grace! We were so excited in the morning when we heard you were about to be born, and then so overjoyed to hear all about it that evening from your daddy. Born the day that the government shut down because of Obamacare: may you grow up in the Lord to be a very fiscally responsible young lady! 😉

  11. Praise the Lord!! I have been watching this blog constantly waiting, waiting and waiting for her and I am so glad to be able to see her. May God bless you guys.

  12. I cannot tell you how excited we all are for you! May tiny Marilee truly grow up to be a woman who knows the gift of grace. Beautiful name choice. 🙂 Blessings for all,

  13. Your daughter is beautiful and I love her name – I love creative names and especially those that have meaning behind them like this one does. Congrats on your new addition!!

  14. Congratulations! Your patience has been rewarded 🙂 We are delighting in your wonderful growing family -you are richly blessed!

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